You are about to meet a greeter. Before you register for a meeting, you must read the “Charte des Greeters” and other tips carefully so as to understand and agree with the concept of the meeting.
THE “CHARTE des GREETERS”
Who are the Greeters ?
All the Greeters are local volunteers who love their place. They wish to offer visitors how to discover it in a different way. During their free time, they welcome visitors for a meeting or a walk, as they would do with friends. The Greeter is not providing you with a guided tour because he is not a professional. He will talk about himself, his family, his hobbies, the places he enjoys and his personal investment in his area. The meeting is a real cultural exchange. The visitor is also invited to talk about himself and what he would like to discover. During a meeting, the Greeter can take the visitors to market places, shops, artwork places, take part in cultural or sports events, or talk about history, according to what he likes and what the visitor wants to know. Each Greeter is enthusiastic, open-minded and happy to welcome a visitor.
Who are the visitors ?
A Greeter cannot accept more than 6 visitors in a same group. He is not a professional and the meeting must stay familiar and informal, for a better cultural exchange. One of the visitors at least must be over 18 years old. Visitors can be families, friends, couples, professionals, students…
How do Greeters and visitors meet ?
The visitor will fill in a visit registration form on our website. He will give the dates of his stay, the place he wants the meeting to take place, the language that should be used during the meeting if possible, and the number of people who will take part in the meeting. The visitor has to send his request at least 15 days before his arrival in Aube in order to give the Association TROYES dès l’AUBE time to find him a Greeter. As soon as the meeting request has been registered, the visitor will receive an acknowledgement by e-mail. Once his meeting is confirmed, he will receive information about his Greeter in order to get in touch with him directly before the meeting. All the Greeters are volunteers.
Sometimes, a Greeter may not be free for a walk at the exact time when the visitors planned to stay in Aube. In that case, the visitor should be informed of the impossibility to fulfill his request.
Once the meeting date is confirmed, the visitor has to get in touch with the Greeter before the meeting date. If the visitor does not contact the Greeter, the meeting will be automatically cancelled.
Know more about the meeting…
Each meeting is unique, singular and special. It depends on the visitor’s wishes and the Greeter’s knowledge of his area. It also depends on the weather, local events, the kind of relationship that will develop between the Greeter and the visitors. The Greeter is the one who decides what he wants to show or explain to his visitors according to the way he “lives his territory”.
The Greeter can welcome visitors alone or with another Greeter, friends, his family, someone to help for the translation and so on…
The meeting lasts about 2 hours but can last longer if both the visitor and the Greeter agree.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Greeter will quickly remind the visitor of the Greeter concept.
If any extras are necessary (coffee, restaurant, transport, entrance fee, etc.), the visitor will be notified at the time of the meeting. Each one pays for his own expenses.
If the visitor does not show up at the meeting point, if he arrives late, if he does not appreciate the meeting and notifies it to his host or shows lack of respect toward his Greeter, the Greeter will be free of his commitment towards him.
The meeting is free. The Greeter will not accept any tip. But the visitor can donate to the Association TROYES dès l’AUBE through his Greeter, to help for the development of the Association.
At the end of the meeting, the Greeter may help the visitor with personal advice for his stay in Aube.
Both the visitor and the Greeter are informed that the meeting is free.
The Association TROYES dès l’AUBE cannot be held liable for any inconvenience that could happen to the visitor because of the impossibility of organizing a meeting or in case of a meeting cancellation due to a Greeter’s major reason.
Participants are responsible for their own safety during the meeting or the walk. The Greeters and the Association TROYES dès l’AUBE may not be held liable in case of incidents or accidents that may occur during that time. Please ensure you use the zebra crossings and only cross when vehicles are stopped!
The Association TROYES dès l’AUBE or the Greeters cannot be held liable for any failure, default or litigation, by the visitor.
SOME MORE TIPS…
Before the meeting:
- We prefer corresponding by e-mail.
- If you plan to stay several days in Aube, try to organize a meeting with a Greeter at the beginning of your stay.
During the meeting:
- Greeters are non professional volunteers. They are not providing you with a guided tour of the area. What they have to tell you or to show you about the place where they live, is a non professional speech, do not forget it!
- All Greeter walks take place by foot or using public transport if possible. If a car is needed, everyone must take his own vehicle.
After the meeting:
- You will receive an email asking if you enjoyed your meeting with a greeter and if you have any comment to do.
HAVE FUN WITH THE GREETERS !