City Hosts

CITY HOSTS
VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME

From May 2021, our reign as UK City of Culture 2021 begins. What an opportunity for visitors to experience the city we know and love.

Who better to welcome them than YOU!

Our painters, chefs and bakers. Our dancers, singers and skaters. Our brewers and do-ers. Our history buffs. Our music makers. Our mums and dads. Those of us with sky blue in our veins.

We want you to share your passion. Share your Cov. We believe everyone has something to give and something to gain.

We’re looking for 5,000 volunteers throughout the year, to spend as much or as little time as they can, to showcase our city.

Coventry only moves like it does thanks to the people who live here.

Volunteers will be rewarded with limited edition uniform, training and discounts.

Imagine being able to say... "I was part of that".

Apply now to be part of this unique opportunity and one of the faces of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

APPLY TO BE A CITY HOST NOW

Image: A GIF featuring images of local Coventry people along with information about signing up to be a City Host. Images by Phoenix Creative.

Image: A GIF featuring images of local Coventry people along with information about signing up to be a City Host. Images by Phoenix Creative.

WHY BECOME A CITY HOST?

WE ARE RECRUITING CITY HOST VOLUNTEERS TO:

  • 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.

APPLY TO BE A CITY HOST NOW

BENEFITS OF BEING A CITY HOST:

  • 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”.

ALL YOU NEED TO BE INVOLVED IS:

  • Commit to volunteering at a minimum of 3 events over 12 months.
  • Complete our City Hosts training course.

Contact Us

For any questions about the City Host programme:

02476 998 221 - option 6

[email protected]

Volunteer Pioneers

Image: A woman, Vijay, standing with Holy Trinity Church Spire in the background. Image reads: Vijay began her volunteering journey when her daughter went to university. Case Study. Coundon Silver-lining seeker. Image by Phoenix Creative.

Image: A woman, Vijay, standing with Holy Trinity Church Spire in the background. Image reads: Vijay began her volunteering journey when her daughter went to university. Case Study. Coundon Silver-lining seeker. Image by Phoenix Creative.

Image: A man, Dennis, stood in front of Lychgate cottages. Image reads: Dennis volunteers to meet new people. Case Study. Allesley Lifelong Sky Blues supporter. Image by Phoenix Creative.

Image: A Lady, Elizabeth, in her wheelchair in Coventry Cathedral Ruins. Image reads: Elizabeth is volunteering to help encourage more people with disabilities to get involved. City Centre Avid gamer. Image by Phoenix Creative.

Image: A woman, Devina, stands in front of FarGo Village. Image reads: Devina discusses the benefits of volunteering. Case Study. Copsewood Former kickboxing champion. Image by Phoenix Creative.