This summer, Nantucket’s Visitors Services Center, a division of the Deparment of Culture and Tourism will continue its exciting volunteer opportunity with its Downtown Island Ambassador Program. Volunteers (ages 15 and up) from the community will walk throughout historic downtown Nantucket where large numbers of out-of-town visitors spend the day or weekend. They will share their love and enthusiasm for all that Nantucket offers with visitors, as well as sharing important information about public services and directions. “The goal of the Downtown Island Ambassador Program is to enhance the visitors’ experience while promoting the terrific amenities of Nantucket in a hospitable manner,” said Melissa Murphy, director of culture and tourism. Each ambassador may sign up for a two-hour shift, often with another ambassador. Shifts will be primarily during the busy summer season (June 24 through September 5, Labor Day Weekend), as well as during our popular holidays and peak weekends including: Fourth of July, Columbus Day Weekend, and Christmas Stroll Weekend.
Each unpaid volunteer will attend a brief training session which will include a walking tour of historic downtown Nantucket and the routes to be covered.
“We are very excited to continue the Island Ambassador program,” said Nantucket’s Town Manager Libby Gibson, “and we look forward to seeing many community members help us in welcoming and assisting our visitors beyond the walls of the Visitors Service Center.”
For details on the program or to become an Island Ambassador for this summer please contact David Sharpe at 508-325-5395 or dsharpe@nantucket- ma.gov or online nantucket-ma.gov/888/Nantucket-Ambassador- Program.