Volunteers Needed for Greenport Tall Ships Event

Tall Ships visit Greenport in 2012. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Tall Ships visit Greenport in 2012. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Greenport Tall Ships 2015 Steering Committee is looking for volunteers to be a part of this year’s Tall Ships Challenge in Greenport, which is taking place July 4 through July 7.

Volunteers are needed to carry out a variety of important functions — including ticket takers, wristband distributors and people to help manage lines — and are an integral part of the event’s success, organizers said.

Additionally, organizers are looking for ship liaisons, people who know the area well and preferably have sailing knowledge. Knowledge of Portuguese or French is helpful as the crew of the Sagres and the Hermione hail from Portugal and France respectively.

All volunteers will be gifted two complimentary ship tour tickets, a specially-made Tall Ships Challenge T-shirt and an official ID badge. In addition, volunteers will also receive free beverages, snacks and sunscreen during the event.

Prospective volunteers should email committee members at Greenportwebmaster@gmail.com or call (631) 477-0248, ext. 218.