Glasgow 2018 Volunteering Programme FAQs
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Interested in becoming a Glasgow 2018 volunteer? Here's some Frequently Asked Questions to give you some more information on our upcoming volunteering opportunities.
Applications for the Volunteer programme at Glasgow 2018 will be opening very soon. Please check back and keep an eye on our social media channels for updates. You can also complete a registration of interest form.
Glasgow 2018 will welcome thousands of volunteers as part of the team delivering the Championships. The enthusiasm and commitment of these volunteers will play an essential role in the experience offered to athletes, officials, media and spectators as they visit Glasgow and Scotland in 2018. Check out our volunteer role profiles for a look at what you could be doing.
Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to meet new people, challenge yourself in exciting new environments and give something back to your city or local area. You may want to gain confidence or learn new skills, or maybe you want to make your CV stand out a bit more. Whatever you hope to gain - volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do. To find out more about the benefits of volunteering visit the Volunteer Scotland website.
No - you do not need to be a UK citizen to volunteer in the UK. If you are a UK citizen, an EU citizen, are seeking asylum or have the right to remain in the UK then you are eligible to volunteer. If none of these apply please seek further information from the UK Visas and Immigration department.
Everyone is welcome to register their interest in becoming a volunteer at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Many of roles will be based in Glasgow but you do not need to live in the city - just as long as you can travel to your shift locations.
You need to be over the age of 16 by the 1 January 2018.
There will be a variety of volunteer roles which will require different time commitments. The number of shifts that volunteers are asked to commit to will vary depending on the role. The requirements for roles will be established according to the competition schedule and cultural events programme. We will ensure the programme is as accessible as possible by taking into consideration individual circumstances.
You must be able to speak and read English (although English does not have to be your first language) or communicate in British Sign Language.
Yes - there are a wide range of volunteer roles and few require a strong knowledge of sport. As long as you are passionate about helping people and meeting visitors we'd love to hear from you.
We are happy to take specific interests and areas of knowledge into account but we cannot guarantee you will be given a role within a specific sport/venue. The European Championships stretch across a wide range of sports and disciplines and it's important that each of them receive the required number of volunteers.
No - we are looking for volunteers with all different types of experience for many different roles.
Yes - you can withdraw at any time. We are delighted that you are offering us your time, but before you apply have a think about if you can commit. We are keen to support you so if you have any questions or are thinking about withdrawing please do not hesitate to contact the Volunteer Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do decide to withdraw, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer the place to another applicant.
Once all applications have been received the Volunteer Team will review them and decide who to invite to attend an informal interview. This decision will be based on the requirements for the specific roles. We will let you know the outcome of your application form in August / September 2017. If successful you will be invited to attend an informal interview with the Volunteer Team where you will find out more about the event and the roles.
We have a number of different volunteer roles across the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. There are roles based in all the sporting venues, at the Cultural Hubs and across other key areas of the event. You will get the opportunity to let us know your preferred role or venue and we will do our best to accommodate your preference where possible however this is not guaranteed.
We appreciate the commitment it takes to volunteer and understand that you need to plan ahead and releasing shifts will allow you to do this. We aim to let you know at least eight weeks before the event.
Volunteers will receive many fantastic opportunities during the Championships and we will look to reward your efforts wherever we can. However, this will not include free or discounted tickets. Where opportunities exist for volunteers to witness some sporting moments we will try to make these happen where they don’t impact on delivery of a great experience for athletes and spectators.
We don’t want anyone to miss out on any of the action at Glasgow 2018 and we will review any shift clashes on a case-by-case basis.
Yes - you can keep your Volunteer kit.
Yes - volunteers will be provided with free food and water during their shifts.
We are working with community partners to ensure Volunteers are representative of Scotland’s communities.
All Glasgow 2018 European Championships Volunteers will be accredited. You will each have your own pass that allows access to specific areas and we might need to do some background checks. If you have any concerns please contact the Volunteer Team at email@example.com.
We welcome everyone to apply with individual applications assessed on a case by case basis.
Yes. We welcome everyone to join the volunteers programme and your Support Worker / Personal Assistant is more than welcome to come along too. Please contact the Volunteer Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any additional support required.
The Application Form will be available in other formats such as braille, audio and easy-read. If you require the forms in any other format please contact the Volunteer Team at email@example.com. The team is also able to help you complete the forms and are happy to answer any questions. A British Sign Language interpreter is available to assist with recruitment information if needed.
You do not need to have internet access. All you need to do is contact the Volunteers Team at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will send you all the information you need. Your local library will also have access to the internet which you can use. If you do not have internet access or an email address the Volunteer Team will communicate with you via letter and phone call, ensuring that you receive all communications.