The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 may be a once in a generation opportunity for our city and the Project Team have been thrilled by the support from the community with hundreds signing up to be an Event Maker at the event.

This is a last call out for people to get involved and be a part of something special, with applications closing on Monday 8th January 2018. The application process is very easy and you can apply here.

More about the Event Maker roles...

•Ship Liaison Officer – You will be key point of contact for assigned ships' captains and crew and ensure they have everything they require from arrival through to departure

•Technical Liaison Officer – Technically skilled, you will be a constituent member of the ship greeting party as they arrive at The Port of Sunderland. You will be the first point of contact for ships' urgent or technical issues

•Event Support – A busy and high profile role supporting the event and race organising teams, you will help run the media, crew and volunteer centres

•Event Coordinator – duties may include decorating the event space; welcoming visitors; reuniting lost people with their parties; distributing information; organising crew activities and escorting guests and media

To find out more you can also contact Ian Flannery on 0191 561 1397 or email if you are interested in becoming a volunteer