I happened to check out the job opportunities (not that I'm looking) but I thought this role was curious - "Airport Information Volunteer". The airport is "looking for well-presented positively-minded people to operate the Airport Information kiosks for two four-hour periods at times that suit them between the hours of 8am and 8pm, Monday to Sunday."
Bit cheeky don't you think? It's apparently new initiative but what's wrong with paying people these days? It's not a charity after all. I get the feeling a committee decided it wasn't worth employing people and someone suggested getting people to do it for free, which was the most popular option amongst the accountants.
Supposedly it works well elsewhere, it's just the first time I've noticed it.
I guess maybe it will be good for some work experience for younger folk interested in that kind of role, could lead to better things for them at the airport. And having a positive reference on your CV from a big corporation is a bonus too. But I thought most people who engage in volunteer work do it for local community groups & clubs. And geek forums!
I hope they at least get a coffee and biscuits at the end of their shift.
If you weren't working, would you consider working part time for free in the hope you'll get noticed for something greater? Or just to pass time until a job comes along? Or maybe you've watched those Airport shows on TV and would like to interact with those happy travellers?
(Just killing time till the next football game)