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Current location: Coventry

This opportunity is based in Scarborough which is quite far from Coventry!
If you are a CU Scarborough student you can view the opportunity here

CUSU Volunteering

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Volunteering projects offered through the CUSU Volunteering Department, in the local community and online too.

City Host Volunteer

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

City Hosts will be the face of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture until the end of May 2022, helping to ensure a positive experience for visitors, spectators and performers. They will be capable, committed, inspirational volunteers welcoming visitors to the city, helping with wayfinding and recommending what’s on and where to visit. City Hosts will build on the proud history of volunteering already in Coventry.


Provide a friendly and welcoming face for visitors.

Guide visitors and event spectators.

Provide information about the city and events.

Support areas of displays and artwork.

Hours per week

Minimum 2-3 hours. Flexible to suit you.

Hours details

2-3 hour shifts depending on event. You can choose the shifts you want to do via an online portal. You can also sign up with a friend if they register too and volunteer on shifts together.

Training available

All City Hosts will be provided with training before being able to volunteer. The informative modules will cover everything you need to feel confident in your role as a City Host, including: · UK City of Culture values · City Host behaviours · Expectations for the role · Safety and safeguarding · Get limited edition Coventry 2021 uniform. All completed training elements will be recorded and certified.


Various locations around Coventry City Centre

DBS required?


Benefits to self

Access to free training, enhancing, and gaining personal skills, knowledge and experience. Access to local discounts and offers. Volunteering is good for your mental and physical health. Grow your social circle and meet new people. Be able to say, "I was part of that"

Benefits to others

Give back to the local community. Help visitors get the most out of their time in Coventry.

Transport details

Most events are in walking distance of Coventry city-centre and you can choose which ones you support. Where possible, free parking is sourced and provided.

Time commitment



Support will be provided by City Host Team Leaders and the Volunteer Management Team.


  • ProfessionsEvents
  • Culture & HeritageArt, Music, Museums, Heritage, Public events
  • CUSU VolunteeringCUSU Volunteers
  • People & CommunitiesChildren, Elderly, Faith, Families, Men, Women, Young People
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