The City of Baytown Tourism Department is looking for residents who want to spread their love of Baytown.
Volunteers are needed to help greet visitors and community members who visit the Baytown Visitor Information Center, which will soon be located in the Brunson Theater.
“Our Visitor Information Center provides the unique opportunity for individuals to work the front desk of the Visitor Information Center inside of the historic Brunson Theater,” Natasha Barrett, city spokeswoman said. “Front desk volunteering would include greeting visitors, answering phones, giving directions & recommendations and sharing the history of Baytown.”
“Not only is this a great way for local Baytonians to share why they love living in Baytown, but also for individuals from outside the community to learn more about Texas Tourism and Hospitality,” she added.
Volunteers are needed on a year-round basis and will receive training about Baytown’s attractions and amenities.
Each volunteer must complete a training class and two-hour seminar presented by the tourism staff.
The Tourism Department also offers volunteers additional positions, such as working at booths and tradeshows, speaking engagements and tours.
Barrett said volunteers help staff tourism booths at local events.
“The Tourism Division participates in a variety of different trade shows on a year-round basis that volunteers can participate in,” Barrett said. “For example, during high travel times, tourism staff will set up a booth at the Orange Travel Information Center to welcome travelers to Texas and share information about Baytown.”
The Tourism Department is also often asked to speak to classrooms, local clubs and other regional groups.
“These sort of speaking engagements include a presentation about how the Tourism Division operates, the programs and services we offer and why tourism is important to Baytown,” Barrett said.
Volunteers may also give tours on a case-by-case basis, which may include a walking tour of the Downtown Arts District, a hop-on/hop-off bus tour, or a more customized tour depending on the visiting group..
The city would like volunteers to start in the first weeks after it opens the Brunson Theater Aug. 26. Prior to doors opening, the city will host a grand re-opening of the theater on Aug. 23.
To apply, visit www.visitbaytown.com/volunteer.