CHARLOTTE HARBOR & THE GULF ISLANDS, Fla. (March 02, 2016) - The Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau invites Charlotte County residents interested in volunteering for future community events to register using the online volunteer management program. This module allows individuals or groups to register as potential volunteers for future sporting events, meetings and conferences, or other types of activities happening in Charlotte County.  

The registration module is user-friendly and allows registrants to select specific areas of interest and duties. Quality volunteers are a key component to successful events which generate a positive economic impact and/or enhance the quality of life for a community.  Examples of typical events that may require volunteers include the Snowbird Baseball Classic, the Charlotte Harbor Regatta, Englewood Beach Waterfest and various other sports competitions, conferences and events.

The volunteer registration site can be found at CharlotteHarborTravel.com/volunteer. Questions regarding this volunteer program can be directed to Sean Doherty, Sports Marketing Manager for the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau at sean.doherty@charlottecountyfl.gov or (941) 743-1900.   

About Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands 
Located halfway between Tampa and Naples on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is a charming collection of nine coastal communities surrounding the state’s second largest harbor. Florida’s premier year-round eco-tourism destination, the area offers a pristine unspoiled beauty.  In 2014 Port Charlotte was been named the top U.S. Best Value Destination by trivago, the world’s largest online hotel search site, and the Charlotte Sports Park, spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays, was voted “Best Spring Training Facility” by readers of USA TODAY. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands has been named one of SAIL magazine’s “10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States,” ranked by Golf Digest as “Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America,” and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live in the South.” Englewood was named second of the Top Ten emerging travel destinations in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.com. The area is served by five airports: The Punta Gorda Airport (PDG) with commercial, private and charter air service, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Southwest Florida International Airport, Ft. Myers, (RSW), St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Tampa International Airport (TPA).

For more information on visiting Charlotte Harbor visit www.CharlotteHarborTravel.com or call 1-800-652-6090.

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CONTACTS:
Jennifer Huber, Public Relations Manager
Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau            
(941) 743-1900
Jennifer.Huber@charlottecountyfl.gov

Kelsey Marineau, Senior Account Executive            
Aqua on behalf of Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau            
(561) 267-5796       
KMarineau@WelcomeToAqua.com