Volunteers needed to welcome thousands to Ogden

Friday , July 18, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Standard-Examiner staff

OGDEN – The city is seeking volunteers to serve as ambassadors for the thousands of visitors expected in downtown Ogden next month.

The city estimates as many as 750,000 people will visit the city during the month-long open house for the new Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple.

Opportunities have been identified for volunteers to serve as ambassadors to provide information and to help newcomers navigate the town.

“Ogden’s greatest asset is its people,” says Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell. “We encourage locals to volunteer as ambassadors to share their love of Ogden with the people who will be experiencing our community for the first time or perhaps again from a fresh perspective.”

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Approximately 1,500 ambassadors are needed to cover 4-hour shifts over the course of 32 days. A signup page has been established at http://oneogden.volunteerlocal.com where residents can select dates and times to volunteer. Volunteers receive an official ambassador shirt along with printed and electronic materials to help guide visitors.

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