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Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 will run from May 2021 – May 2022

This is the city where movement began, from innovation in the transport industry to a history of activism. Our city has moved people for centuries.For a whole year, we will celebrate our city with events, music, dance, theatre, and large-scale spectacle.

As well as these big celebrations, our city will show its unexpected side, with more intimate experiences and ways to get involved across every ward of the city.

It is envisaged that over 5000 volunteers will be needed in delivering this once in a lifetime opportunity.



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Volunteering Opportunities
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From May 2021, our reign as UK City of Culture 2021 begins. What an opportunity for visitors to experience the city we know and love.

We are recruiting City Hosts to:

  • Provide a friendly and welcoming face for visitors.
  • Guide visitors and event spectators.
  • Provide information about the city and events.
  • Support areas of displays and artwork.

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Coventry wide opportunities
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Time Commitment
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Volunteering is flexible as you can attend as many sessions as you want and join at any time during the year and get involved right through into the next academic year.

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Roles & Requirements
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Duties of a City Host Volunteer may vary. Core duties will involve one or more of the following during a shift depending on the event and your interest:

❑ City Host: Welcoming (Meeters & Greeters); wayfinding; wayfaring and guiding visitors and event spectators. Providing information about the city and events

❑ Transport Hub Host: Welcoming those arriving to the city and providing a farewell to those departing from key transport hubs. Wayfinding and providing information and assistance to visitors and members of the public.

❑ Guardian: Supporting areas of displays & artwork, providing insight and information or lining borders of event areas for trails and performances

Other: General Core Duties may include:

❑ Hosting of event performers and special guests

❑ Promoting and providing information on related City of Culture events and activities

❑ Encouraging COVID/Social Distance measures

❑ Stress-testing events/activities Additional: Duties based on individual interest and experience

❑ Event Participant Surveys

❑ Translators

❑ No previous experience is required. Enthusiasm and joy to give back to the community is all we need.

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Why get involved?
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  • Access to free training, enhancing and gaining personal skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Access to local discounts and offers.
  • Volunteering is good for your mental and physical health.
  • Grow your social circle and meet new people.
  • Be able to say “I was part of that”.


View our top reasons why you should volunteer

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How to get involved
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This project is not managed by Warwick Volunteers.

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This is an external opportunity
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Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.