ABOUT THE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The Lake Union Park Ambassadors will create and strengthen the community connection between the park and its visitors, especially neighbors who live within one mile of the park. It will provide a way for neighbors to “own” the park, by sharing their own experiences, ideas, and stories within a framework of welcoming visitors and engaging them in those same programs and activities. It will also inform neighbors of the activities, programs, and community events that take place at the park, and encourage them to get involved and participate.
The Lake Union Park Ambassadors will connect residents of the neighborhoods surrounding Lake Union Park to the park and the activities it hosts. Volunteer Park Ambassadors will provide visitors from near and far with a friendly welcome and information about the park and neighborhood, as well as directions, advice, and personal stories.
As a Park Ambassador you will:
- Advocate for the many non-profit organizations around Lake Union, including The Center for Wooden Boats, MOHAI, Virginia V, and Northwest Seaport
- Answer questions about activities, programs and events happening around Lake Union
- Distribute informational brochures, maps, neighborhood guides, etc
- Orient and direct park visitors to places, facilities, parking, restaurants and more
- Engage and connect with visitors by sharing your own experiences, ideas, and stories
Park Ambassadors commit to a two-day training session and at least two 4 hour shifts per month to take place on Saturday or Sunday, 10-2 or 2-6.
Park Ambassadors are considered Volunteers at both MOHAI and The Center for Wooden Boats. As such they are eligible for all regular Volunteer benefits offered by each of these organizations including:
· 1 hour of free livery rentals at CWB for every 3 hours of volunteering
· Discounts on CWB classes and workshops
· Invitation to volunteer appreciation events
· Eligibility in Volunteer Awards
In addition to these regular benefits, Park Ambassadors
have access to additional training and educational resources specific to their role. Opportunities will develop as the program grows.