GL Events would like to offer eight volunteer places to events undergraduates; or to any keen future events superstars who are friends of NOEA. Ideally we’d like to offer these places to people who are from or based in Scotland; but equally we’re happy to offer them to students or events enthusiasts around the UK.
Volunteers will commit to an average of six eight-hour sessions, taking place both before and during the event. A number of roles are available, to be allocated by event organisers, with details reproduced below:
Volunteering Roles Information
The Glasgow 2018 European Championships has a diverse range of volunteering roles available – from forming part of our legendary warm welcome to working alongside international media – there’s something for everyone.
Accreditation Centre Volunteers will be the first point of contact for athletes, officials, media, Glasgow 2018 staff and fellow volunteers as they collect their Championships accreditation cards. In preparation for the Championships, some accreditation centres could open in July 2018 so these roles are perfect for volunteers who are able to commit for a longer period of time. General duties may include accreditation card printing or distributing volunteer uniforms.
In addition to the 11 days of sport, Glasgow 2018 European Championships encompasses a world-class Cultural Programme and we’ll need the help of our fantastic volunteers to make it happen. Roles will include Artist Liaison, Performance Support, Arts Workshop Support and Event Support.
The Glasgow 2018 European Championships will have a potential TV audience of up to 1.03 billion and will attract significant numbers of media to the city. To support media coverage throughout the event we will require a range of roles including News Services Support and Media and Photo Assistants.
With thousands of visitors expected, the Glasgow 2018 European Championships will rely on Spectator Services Volunteers for their legendary warm welcome, excellent customer service and high fives. The roles we’re looking for include Team Members and Team Leaders and general duties will involve providing spectators with information, assisting with queries and providing directions within venues or around the city.
With more than 3,000 athletes taking part across six sports, Sports Services Volunteers will provide key support to athletes and officials to enable the competition to run smoothly. General duties may include welcoming athletes and support teams on arrival at venue, ensuring athlete areas are clean and well stocked and reporting any issues to team leaders.
Technology will be at the heart of operations throughout the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and we’ll rely on many skilled volunteers to support the use of such equipment. Roles will include Timing, Scoring & Results Support and Technology Support.
With events in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perthshire, North Lanarkshire and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Transport Volunteers working with the Transport Team will assist in getting athletes and officials from A to B throughout the Championships. Roles that we’ll require include Transport Assistant and Drivers.
Travel and Accommodation
Volunteers working with the Travel and Accommodation team will be the warm welcome for athletes and officials upon arrival at airports and hotels.
Food, refreshments, and reimbursement of public transport to and from event venues are provided. Accommodation is not provided and is the responsibility of the volunteer, as is transport to and from Glasgow.
• Be over the age of 16 years by 1 January 2018
• Have the ability to speak and read English or communicate in British Sign Language
• Be a UK citizen, an EU citizen, are seeking asylum or have the right to remain in the UK
• Be able to travel to shift locations
We at GL would coordinate and submit applications on volunteers’ behalf – however, the deadline for applications is 25 January, so please do ask your contacts to act fast to avoid disappointment!
Many thanks in advance,
GL events UK Ltd
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