10:53AM, Wednesday 16 November 2011
Young people will be encouraged to act as ambassadors when the Olympic Games comes to town next year.
Five hundred helpers are needed to welcome thousands of spectators who will come to see the Olympic and Paralympic rowing and canoeing events at Dorney Lake (pictured courtesy of London 2012).
Royal Borough visitor manager Julia White said: "We want them to continue volunteering in the area, there are so many opportunities for people to get involved that it's quite exciting.
"The idea is that once you're a volunteer, then you've got the confidence to carry on."
Participants will be given NVQ training in spectator safety and meet and greet visitors at railway stations, park and ride sites and town centres.
Julia added: "They're friendly locals who are going to be welcoming faces to visitors from around the world. They'll be the first point of contact, answering questions and directing people and also promoting other opportunities, such as events or a meal out, and encouraging people to stay and spend money locally."
They will help throughout the Olympics from July 28 to August 11 and Paralympic events from September 1-3.
Visit www.windsor.gov.uk/2012/volunteering for details.
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