New Zealand's i-SITE Visitor Centre Network is helping to
recruit and train visitor information volunteers for Rugby World
The network is working with Rugby New Zealand 2011 to support the
tournament's Volunteer Programme, which aims to amass a team of
more than 5,000 people to assist with the organisation of this
year's world cup. The volunteers will join 2,000 match venue staff
and RNZ staff on Team 2011 - the core workforce for Rugby World Cup 2011.
Paul Yeo, Executive Manager i-SITE New Zealand and Tourism New
Zealand General Manager Tourism Operations, said many volunteers
would be posted in areas near venues to offer help, information and
travel advice to visitors.
Those volunteers would be offered training from i-SITE staff to
help ensure they were ready to provide the best advice possible to
international visitors, he said.
"Our friendly i-SITE staff assist international visitors on a
daily basis, so they are well placed to help volunteers brush up on
their knowledge of all of the amazing sights and experiences New
Zealand has to offer."
Rugby World Cup 2011 volunteers will wear the official Team 2011
uniform, unveiled last week at a function attended by Prime
Minister John Key at the North Shore Rugby Club in Devonport,
The uniform consists of a jacket, polo shirt, rugby jersey and
trousers and features distinctive mangopare and koru designs that
represent the world coming together in union for Rugby's ultimate