If you love Brisbane and want to show it, then becoming a Brisbane Greeter is one of the newest ways to do so.
Freshly launched this month, the Brisbane Greeters program, part of the Global Greeters Network, is a new initiative seeking to show newcomers to Brisbane the sights and places this city has to offer. And this new program is seeking keen volunteers to become official Brisbane Greeters. Applicants must be enthusiastic, passionate and friendly people who want to "spread the word about why Brisbane is such an exciting place to visit". The way that the Brisbane Greeter does this is by taking tourists and newcomers to the city on guided tours. Each tour shows a different part of the city, such as Art and Culture, History and Heritage, Architecture, and Family Fun.
All tours commence at the Queen Street Mall Visitor Information Centre, and greeters should be available at least once a month between 9am and 3pm to facilitate the tours. The four category tours each show a different side and 'flavor' to the city. Art and Culture show visitors sights such as GOMA, the Brisbane Gardens, and other public artworks. History and Heritage covers points of interest, such as Old Government House, Brisbane City Hall and Powerhouse. Architecture shows Brisbane's cathedrals, contemporary designs in the city and other sculptures along the way. And the Family Fun Tours covers the Farmers Market, Roma Street Parklands, and of course, the Brisbane River.
You can apply to become a Brisbane Greeter online, and upon confirmation, you will receive a uniform with your name on it. Greeters will also be able to make friends with a variety of people from all walks of life and countries. Usually tour groups consist of one to six people, and take about two to four hours. You will also be able to take your tour group to your favorite places in the city on occasion (as an added bonus). The tour you conduct will be a great opportunity to say (and show) your tour group: "Welcome to Brisbane".
So if you think this is the job for you, sign up to become one of the first Brisbane Greeters. For more information, please visit the website.