On 30th September, UEFA and The FA have announced that fans can now apply for the chance to become one of thousands of volunteers supporting the UEFA Women’s EURO England 2022.
The tournament takes place from 6 July – 31 July 2022 in 10 stadiums, across nine cities in England, including Brighton & Hove, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Rotherham, Sheffield, Southampton, Trafford and Wigan & Leigh. There will be over 700,000 tickets available, with extensive coverage of every game of the tournament on free-to-air television, radio and online.
Central to the fan experience will be the inspirational volunteers supporting the tournament and helping to run the show, with a total workforce of over 2,000 volunteers across the country, performing roles in every host city and venue. Roles include ‘Spectator Services’ - being at the forefront on an event day, ensuring spectators have the best possible match day experience and ‘Stadium Support’ - where volunteers will help make the tournament a success by assisting delivery and logistics teams.
There is also the opportunity to be a Host City Volunteer, these volunteers will act as ambassadors for each city, creating a welcoming atmosphere across City centres, fanzones and transport hubs and celebrating the local areas for fans visiting.
Susan Couper, Senior Recruitment and Volunteer Manager at The FA said “Being a volunteer at the UEFA Women’s EURO England 2022 tournament is an amazing opportunity to be a part of what’s set to be the biggest Women’s European sport event in history. Volunteering gives you the chance to see the event from a completely different perspective whilst enhancing the major event experience for all guests.
"It’s also the perfect opportunity to build friendship networks and maybe even provide a glimpse into a future career. Since London 2012 we've seen huge numbers for volunteers at sports events and this will be no different, helping us to deliver a record-breaking event that inspires positive change in the women’s game, right on our doorstep.”
To apply for a volunteer role, as well as for tickets, tournament news and competitions, fans can visit www.TheFA.com/WEURO2022.
Applications close on 1 November, with interviews being carried out between November 2021 and March 2022.
All applicants are required to be over 18 and be able to travel to selected venues through their own means.