Greeters are volunteer guides who welcome and show visitors around their city.
Coventry Greeters: Greeters are volunteer guides who welcome and show visitors around their city.
In many European cities, volunteer guide, or "greeter" programmes are in place, where volunteer guides, known as greeters, show people around the city. For example, Paris Greeters (http://www.parisiendunjour.fr/) Brussels Greeters (http://brusselsgreeters.be/Bienvenue.php), London Greeters (http://www.londongreeters.org/) and the Global Greeters Network (http://www.globalgreeternetwork.info).
At the very minimum, a greeter programme basically requires: 1.) enthusiastic volunteers; and 2.) a website to match visitors with volunteers.
With the Coventry Ambassadors programme, we already have #1 in place -- the success of the Coventry Ambassador scheme shows that we have many local people who are passionate about Coventry and everything it offers.
The greeter programme can build on this, giving visitors to the city a warm welcome, and also giving local people the chance to share their knowledge of Coventry and Warwickshire with with visitors from all over the world. What we need is #2 -- web designers and developers who can develop a website to match visitors with volunteers.