With New Zealand hosting the Rugby World Cup next year, we have an opportunity to create experiences for visitors (and for ourselves to become more united!) that could be valued in billions. To leverage this, though, requires us to step up and do what hosts should - offer to help out.
Here is a message from our Volunteer Ambassador, Michael Jones....
Registrations are currently open for Volunteers for Rugby World Cup 2011 and I would like to request your assistance to get as many suitable people registered as possible by September 24, 2010.
Rugby New Zealand 2011 (Tournament organiser) is looking for 5,000+ volunteers to be the face of New Zealand, on the ground, at stadia and out in the streets, from one end of the country to the other.
There are many different roles on offer for those who are passionate about our country and willing to give their time and energy to support this fantastic event.
We are looking for a range of people who are enthusiastic, dedicated and committed to serving and hosting our guests. We will provide volunteer training and experience that will enhance their skills and abilities, and of course, give them an opportunity to be involved in this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Volunteering during Rugby World Cup 2011 could be a valuable experience for your members, students, staff, stakeholders and/or clients.
Over the next few weeks there is going to be a big recruitment drive and it would be appreciated if you could promote this on your website and/or to your database via email by sending out the following message:
Rugby World Cup 2011 Needs Your Help!
New Zealand will welcome the world next year as more than 60,000 international visitors arrive to enjoy Rugby World Cup 2011.
RWC 2011 will succeed through the efforts of all New Zealanders - we aim to be a nation of four million great hosts and volunteers will play an important role in helping the country to welcome our guests.
We are looking for a team of 5,000+ volunteers to be the face of New Zealand, on the ground, at stadiums and out in the streets, from one end of the country to the other.
If you want to be part of this amazing opportunity and have the experience of a lifetime, please register before September 24 2010.