Team London Ambassadors warm up for summer 2013
This summer’s Team London Ambassadors are getting ready to welcome visitors to the capital, with refresher training kicking off at City Hall and locations around London.
The one-day programme is led by seasoned volunteer managers Steven Pettengell and Lisa Beavington, who played a key role in last year’s Team London Ambassadors programme. Steven and Lisa are being supported by a fantastic team of volunteer managers.
The training is being delivered in partnership with the London Tourism Office, focusing on key events and cultural programmes taking place across London this summer. The emphasis of this year’s visitor welcome programme is in-depth, detailed knowledge of each location, with Ambassadors becoming experts on their chosen location.
Over the past week, teams of Ambassadors (in their distinctive magenta T-shirts!) have been spotted swotting up at locations around London, including Covent Garden, the V&A and Gatwick Airport.
Here are just a few of the comments we’ve received so far:
"A great day training at City Hall/Covent Garden. Thank you to Lisa Beavington and Philip Campbell. Looking forward to starting my first shift on 27 July!"
Joanna Burnett, Team London Ambassador
"It was a great day and I enjoyed it too – I hope the summer is as great as today."
Dorian Joiner, Team London Ambassador
"Great day meeting and training Team London Ambassadors at City Hall and on location. I have a full time job and a life (and I do all of this as a fellow volunteer) but I would not have it any other way. I love being a Team London Ambassador manager - all of those eager, enthusiastic Ambassadors who are involved this summer make it all worthwhile."
Lisa Beavington, Team London Ambassadors Manager
About Team London Ambassadors
800 Team London Ambassadors will be volunteering at 11 locations around the capital from 27 July to 9 September. The Ambassadors will return to give the amazing welcome they become famous for during this year’s Games, at locations including the Tower of London, Covent Garden and Gatwick Airport.