Volunteers needed to interview bike tourists

Tourism Rossland is looking for self-motivated volunteers to interview people “in the field” on trailheads this summer for a study on mountain bike travellers in Rossland.

  • Jun. 29, 2011 6:00 p.m.

Tourism Rossland is looking for self-motivated volunteers to interview people “in the field” on trailheads this summer for a study on mountain bike travellers in Rossland.

Deanne Steven of Tourism Rossland said the study will help plan for future developments in the mountain biking experience our community offers.

The volunteers need to be personable sorts, not shy to approach visitors and ask them to take part in the study with a face-to-face interview. The interviews will follow professional guidelines and data will be entered into a palm pilot.

Steven said the position will give each volunteer “an opportunity to learn about research study design, survey coordination, and accurate data collection and entry techniques.”

In addition, Tourism British Columbia will provide training in field research techniques.

Some of the qualities Steven is looking for are knowledge of research and statistical methods, the ability to use handheld devices, communication and organization skills, and availability from July to August at a variety of different times of the day.

If you’re interested, contact Steven at deanne@tourismrossland.com.