Some 280 Volunteers to Help Organize International Arctic Forum 2019
Some 280 volunteers from Russian and European cities
have arrived in St. Petersburg to work at the ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ 5th
International Arctic Forum. The largest delegation of more than 40 people came
from Arkhangelsk where the previous Forum was held. All volunteers have
undergone special training and passed exams.
“Roscongress traditionally devotes much attention to
volunteers’ training. Over the short period of training, we must provide them
with a large amount of information and instructions, and check how much this
knowledge has been assimilated. Volunteers should not only be polite, orderly,
and able to communicate, but also have information on a wide range of issues
about which they will be asked by Forum participants”, Roscongress Foundation
Chairman of the Board and CEO Alexander Stuglev said.
Volunteers worked both at the Forum venue
and at key remote sites and also help participants navigate the Moskovsky
Railway Terminal and Pulkovo Airport. Their duties also
included greeting participants, providing information support for Forum guests
and orientation at the event venue, escorting official delegations, compiling
and issuing participants’ portfolios, administering business, sporting, and
cultural programme areas as well as catering areas for participants and the
media, issuing accreditation badges, and providing assistance to the media.