Lord's Outfielders are a new component of the match day experience at Lord’s. During all Major Matches, volunteers are "happy to help" all guests with any of their queries. Just look out for a bright red shirt.
Outfielders are able to donate their time and importantly their skills in helping others during busy match days.
There are three main areas of volunteering:
Volunteer Co-ordinator: Supporting the Community Development Department in co-ordinating the activities of fellow volunteers. This includes ensuring their well-being, organising break times and responding to their queries.
General Match Day Volunteer: This is a varied role that in the main supports visitors, as well as helping members of staff. Duties include responding to visitor queries such as giving directions and match information, supporting come and try it activities as well as helping community activity.
Match Day Photography: Documenting community based work during the major matches e.g. performers and volunteers in action.
Volunteering provides many benefits not just for the community, but also the volunteer. This includes:
Learning new skills
Enhancing existing skills
Meeting new people
Getting involved in an area of interest
Match Day Volunteer, Veronica Sokin, said: "Volunteering at the wonderful, historic Lord’s Cricket Ground is an amazing experience. The opportunity to work with such a fantastic and fun team at the home of cricket is not to be missed not to be missed."
Whatever your role, you will be required to be approachable, committed, flexible and team focused.
All volunteers will receive an induction, as well as general and specific training to support their continued professional development.
Applications for 2015 are now closed. Please visit this page in early 2016 for information on volunteering at Lord's next summer.