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Posted: May 2, 2019

Visitor Centre in search of volunteers

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce, which operates two visitor centres in the community, is putting out the call for more volunteers to assist through the busy summer season.

The tourism season is ramping up and they are already seeing a number of visitors to our community. May 31 will see the opening of the Elizabeth Lake Visitor Information Centre (pictured) at the south entrance to Cranbrook and they are looking for a few new volunteers to staff the satellite office which is open seven days per week from June to September long weekend.

Elizabeth Lake

“It is an opportunity to meet people from all over the world and tell them about the community and area you love,” said Cranbrook Chamber Office Manager Laura Kennedy. “Many of our volunteers have formed lasting friendships by spending shift time together,” she added.

Long time volunteers have nothing but positive comments about their time at the visitor centre. It is a great chance to meet people and talk about the great attributes of Cranbrook and the region.

The time requirement is quite minimal at one four-hour shift a week. Often couples work together or split up and work with others as a chance to socialize between visitors.

Training is provided to Destination BC guidelines and the season wraps up with a fabulous appreciation dinner.

“Our volunteers are essential to the visitor information services we provide at Elizabeth Lake. The vast majority of our volunteers are retired but of course all ages can sign up to enjoy a summer of talking to our visitors and providing information and directions,” said Kennedy.

Summer employment opportunities

If you are looking for summer employment, the chamber is also hiring two additional summer staff at their main office.

For more information on the job postings please visit the chamber website or social media pages.

To sign up, or to obtain more information for volunteering, please call Michelle Doll or Laura Kennedy at the Chamber office 250-426-5914.

Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce

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