Become a Galway Street Ambassador

Galway Street Ambassadors Programme

An exciting new pilot tourism initiative for the streets of Galway City is currently recruiting volunteers to meet and assist visitors during the summer months. The Galway Street Ambassadors programme, developed by Galway Volunteer Centre in partnership with and funded by Galway Culture Company, is looking for people to be part of a team to assist visitors to the City Centre with information on Galway City ranging from practical advice to information on events and activities taking place over the busy summer months.

“The aim of the Galway Street Ambassadors will be to make visitors feel more at home in Galway and share local knowledge about the city and the many cultural events happening,” said Donncha Foley, Development Manager of Galway Volunteer Centre.

“We are delighted to support the Galway Volunteer Centre in the development of a volunteer programme of cultural community ambassadors to assist the diverse arts and culture sector in Galway in promoting events and activities to both the local population and visitors from overseas, with a specific focus on European visitors,” said Marilyn Reddan of the Galway Culture Company.

The programme also aims to build capacity of ambassadors in customer service and local knowledge to enable them to engage with visitors to Galway City to signpost to relevant cultural events and activities with Failte Ireland.

The role of the Street Ambassadors will be to walk a route around the city, chatting to and offering help and information to tourists during a 3-hour shift. Volunteers are required to do at least 1 shift per month and will be paired with other volunteers.

“Becoming a Galway Street Ambassador is a great opportunity to get involved in your community. It’s a chance to learn about your local area, meet new people and develop new skills,” said Donncha.

Anyone who wishes to find out more information and register an interest in volunteering can do so by visiting Potential volunteers will be interviewed, and successful applicants will receive training before starting volunteering in mid-May.

Since 2006, Galway Volunteer Centre has been supporting members of the public to find suitable volunteer roles in Galway City and County through a list of volunteer opportunities, updated daily, advertised on behalf of non-profits and community organisations in Galway.

The Galway Volunteer Centre team meets with people to help them choose volunteer roles that match their interests and availability. “We are always amazed by the amount of people who come to us with a desire to do something that helps others, and we provide a confidential service that matches people with a role they will enjoy that benefits others at the same time,” said Donncha.

For more information on Volunteer Galway please visit, phone 091 581727 or visit 27 William Street West, Galway.

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