There will be a significant requirement for parking during the event and two remote Park and Ride centres will be in operation withing Lewick.
To ensure safety and efficient use of these spaces, Parking Marshals will be required to direct cars to parking bays.
Parking Marshals can opt to volunteer for individual days and shifts will vary between 07:00 and 23:00 hrs.
The main event sites will require central information points where public can access information on activity and event schedules, purchase programmes and merchandise, and request general information.
Volunteers in this role will be public-facing and require good overall knowledge of the event programme and locations.
Duty times for this role will be approximately 10:30 - 21:00 each event day and can be split into shifts depending on applicants' availability.
Across the various events sites, there are a number of roles for volunteers to assist with the safe and secure flow of people within designated areas.
This includes monitoring access to crew-only areas, and general site supervision - bringing any issues to the attention of the Duty Site Manager or security team. There may also be opportunities to assist in the marshalling of crew members during the Crew Parade.
Stewards and Marshals can volunteer for individual days, or the full event, depending on availability. Duty times will vary between 09:00 - 01:00 hours.
During the event a team from Sail Training International, the organisation who manage the Tall Ships Races, will be based in Lerwick. Their team will require liaison assistance and support with local information and knowledge. This role may include some basic administration support.
Other VIP guests wil include sponsors, visiting artistes or performers and invited guests to various events and locations. At times there will be need for liaison volunteers to be on hand to welcome these guests and act as a host. This may include welcoming guests on board ships during deck hire events.
VIP liaison Officers will need to be flexible with availability and may only be required on certain days between Tuesday 25th and Saturday 29th July 2023.
A dedicated venue will be provided for ships' crews to visit and access free soft/hot drinks, wi-fi, and interact with other crew members.
This facility will be available in a central location from 10:00 - 20:00hrs each day from Tuesday 25th July - Saturday 29th July (closing at 13:00 on Saturday). Liaison staff will be required to assist crew members with any enquiries and to supervise the area.
The Deputy Chief Liaison Officers have a more specialised role that a Ships' Liaison Officer. They will be based in the LO Headquarters with the Chief Liaison Officer and will provide a support service to the Liaison Officer team.
Each of the team will have a specialist knowledge in a relevant subject and good local contacts to assist Ships Liaison Offices with information regarding repairs, supplies and other matters.
Deputy Chief Liaison Officers will ned to be be available from Sunday 23rd - Sunday 30th July 2023, and maintain a shift pattern presence in the LO Headquarters from 07:00 until approximately 19:00 daily form Tuesday 25th July
The Liaison Team are an integral part of the fleet while they ae in Lerwick and they work closely with the ships - even before their arrival in port. Individual Liaison Officers are appointed to each ship to act as their local point of contact and ensure the captain and crew have access to information, advice and services required.
Liaison Officers are required to attend a morning briefing at around 08:00 each day of the event then report to their assgned ship to pass on messages and updates for the day. During the day, Liaison Officers will assist crew with bookings for tours and activities, and direct them to the correct location for their designated transport.
Volunteers who are friendly, confident, interested in developing international friendships, and have a good sense of local knowledge are particularly well suited to this role.
Liaison Officers are Ambassadors for the port, and Shetland, as they represent our community aboard the ships.
Liaison Officers will need to be available on siter from Wednesday 26th - Saturday 29th July 2023, with an 08:00 start each day.