Hollywood tourists to be assisted by Boardwalk Ambassadors on weekends
June 20, 2013 by Sarah
The City of Hollywood recently announced that it will be hiring volunteer ‘Boardwalk Ambassadors’ to greet and help guide tourists along the boardwalk, which is close to two miles in length. No doubt flyer printing and poster printing are being used to attract the 25 volunteers it needs as part of this program.
Patricia Asseff, the Commissioner for Hollywood, says she wants to make sure that Hollywood is as friendly a city as is Disney World and to make people feel welcome to the City. She is also one of the volunteer ambassadors for the program, which was started in May of this year.
Visitors who arrive from cruise ships or from other groups of visitors on tourist buses will be greeted by the Beach Information Ambassadors, who will be wearing bright gold shirts so they can be easily identified. They will also stroll the boardwalk and answer any questions and encourage those on the boardwalk to have a safe and fun experience on the beach. Their hours will be from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Vice President of the Civic Association for Hollywood Beach, Frank De Risi, has said that it is usually very easy to find those who seem to be in need of directions. They stop, hesitate, and look in various directions and one can tell that they need some help.
Those who want to be volunteers must be 16 years of age or older and take a one-hour training course.