Convention and Visitors Bureau Volunteer
VOLUNTEERS MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
If the idea of showing hospitality to visitors appeals to you,
the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau offers several
exciting volunteer opportunities... giving you a chance to meet
people with common interests, make new friends, have fun and live
OpSail 2012 Virginia is looking for volunteers! Click here for more information.
VOLUNTEER & INTERNSHIP
For a complete list of Volunteer
and Internship Opportunities with the Virginia Beach
Convention and Visitors Bureau and Convention Center, Click here.
contact Teri Wiley, Senior Convention Services Manager, at twiley@VisitVirginiaBeach.com.
Helping Hands -
Connect Your Meetings
Another resource to use for volunteers is the destination
itself. The Virginia Beach CVB, for example, has a volunteer
program in place that helps recruit volunteers for planners and
gives Virginia Beach residents the opportunity to reach out to the
CVB if they want to help. When the American Bus Association came to
Virginia Beach in 2008, the CVB assembled a team of 800 volunteers.
"We're very hands on. We want to go out and put the message out in
the community," says Al Hutchinson, vice president of convention
sales and marketing at the CVB.
For the ABA convention, the CVB staff put the word out to
local businesses and printed calls for help in the city
publication. "All that was coordinated by our convention services
team and staff at the CVB. We have a good system, a model in
place," says Hutchinson. The local airport has also jumped on the
volunteer bandwagon and has a staff to offer refreshments and
transportation to groups when they arrive.