2 - 12 August 2018

Glasgow 2018 Volunteer Application

Complete the application form below for your chance to become a Glasgow 2018 European Championships Volunteer and play your part in sporting history as Glasgow hosts the inaugural event from 2 – 12 August 2018.

Should you have any problems completing this form, please contact the Volunteer Team at volunteer2018@glasgow.gov.uk or 0141 276 1818. Enquiries will be responded to as quickly as possible and opening hours are Monday – Saturday from 11:00 – 19:00. If you need this form in any other format please contact volunteer2018@glasgow.gov.uk.

Please bear in mind this form does not store your progress. Closing this page, or navigating away prior to the form submission will result in a loss of any progress you have made filling out the form.

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Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6

Section 1: Your Information

*Sections are compulsory

Prefer not to say

Please select the main source of information

Outdoor advertising
Community event / Information stand
Glasgow 2018 (or Glasgow Life or Glasgow City Council) website
Glasgow 2018 leaflet
In a newspaper or magazine article
On social media e.g. Facebook, Twitter
In a TV or radio report
At my local sport or leisure club
Glasgow Sport Volunteer Bureau (Glasgow Life)
By word of mouth
Member of a sport governing body (please specify below)
Another source (please specify below)

Please let us know your general uniform sizes below. Please note this is to help us create the uniform order and will not be your final uniform sizes.

Section 2: Volunteering Role

Glasgow 2018 is looking for enthusiastic people who are passionate about sport, culture, Glasgow and Scotland.

While we cannot guarantee any particular role or venue at this stage, we would like to place you in a role that you will enjoy. Please note there are a limited number of opportunities for certain roles.

* Please let us know which roles you would like to apply for by reading through the below information and selecting three preferences beneath from 1 – 3, with 1 being your first choice.

Accreditation Centres

Some Accreditation Centre Volunteers will be required from 1 July 2018 to support the distribution of uniforms and accreditation. All roles will be based in accreditation centres across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross, North Lanarkshire, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Cultural Programme

Cultural Programme volunteering roles will be based at cultural sites in and around Glasgow City Centre. Roles may be indoors or outdoors and will include artist liaison, performance support, arts workshop support and providing spectators with information and wayfinding.

Events & Hospitality

Volunteering with the Glasgow 2018 Events and Hospitality Teams will involve supporting various events, helping to make sure everything runs smoothly. Roles will be based across all areas of the Championships.

Media Operations

Media Operations volunteering roles will include supporting News Services and Media, Photo and Broadcast Assistants. Roles will be based across all areas of the Championships.


Protocol volunteering roles will involve welcoming and hosting the Championships Family during Glasgow 2018 receptions and events. Roles will be based across all areas of the Championships.

Spectator Services

Spectator Services volunteers will be our warm welcome, provide information and generally be a friendly face for spectators during the Championships at a number of locations.

Sport Services

Sports volunteering roles are varied and require a range of skills, experience and physical ability. Whilst we will do our best to assign roles to particular preferences, please be aware that there are a limited number of sport volunteer roles available.

Information on the Glasgow 2018 European Championships sports venues can be found here.


Technology volunteering roles are perfect for anyone who has a keen eye for detail and is comfortable working with computers and data entry. Roles will be based across all areas of the Championships.


Transport volunteering roles will include Supervisors, Transport Attendants and Drivers. You must have a valid, clean driver’s licence to apply to be a Driver and be 25 years or over and have three years’ experience of driving.

Travel & Accommodation

Be the warm welcome to Scotland for athletes and officials. Based at Glasgow International Airport, Edinburgh International Airport, Accommodation hubs across Glasgow, Edinburgh, North Lanarkshire and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Volunteering Role Preferences

Preference One

Preference Two

Preference Three

Section 3: Skills and Interests

* In helping us to identify a suitable role for you, which of the following skills and abilities do you have that you would like to bring / use in your volunteer role?

Specific Skills

Tick all that apply:


Tick all that apply:

If you would like to provide further information about the experience, knowledge or skills you can offer Glasgow 2018 please use this space.

You do not need to have a connection to Glasgow but if you do, please let us know what it is:

Tick all that apply:

About your experience of voluntary work:

Tick all that apply:

If you do have experience of volunteering, please tell us a little more about this (for example the organisation you volunteer(ed) with, the type of work, when, for how long etc.)

Section 4: Eligibility Criteria

In order to volunteer with us 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.

Communicate confidently in English (speaking, listening, reading and writing):

Yes No

Communicate confidently using British Sign Language:

Yes No

The Glasgow 2018 European Championships will take place from 2 – 12 August 2018. Please confirm that you will be available during this period. (Volunteers may also be required a short time before and after this period)

Yes No

Some roles will be required to start before the Championships. Please indicate if there are any dates you will NOT be able to volunteer

Please select all the times that you can do:

Weekday mornings
Weekday afternoons
Weekday evenings
Saturday mornings
Saturday afternoons
Saturday evenings
Sunday mornings
Sunday afternoons
Sunday evenings
All of the above

Please tell us why you would like to become a Glasgow 2018 Volunteer

Please select all that apply:

To represent or give something back to my community / Glasgow / Scotland
To contribute to the success of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships
To take part in an exciting, unique event / have fun
Because I am proud of being from / living in Glasgow / other host venues
To join a team of volunteers
To meet new people / make new friends
To try something new
To gain new skills / for personal development
To put my knowledge / skills / time to use
Develop my understanding of major events
For my own health and wellbeing / confidence / sense of worth / purpose
Because of my passion for sport

If you have another reason for becoming a Glasgow 2018 volunteer, or if you would like to give us more information on what you hope to gain from this experience, please use this space:

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.

UK Citizen
EU Citizen
Seeking asylum
Have leave to remain in the UK
Other, please specify:

Criminal Convictions

Having a criminal record doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t volunteer with us. We’ll take into account the volunteer role you will be allocated after interview, the circumstances and background of the offences and any other relevant information.

You do not need to declare convictions which are “spent” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

By providing information on any convictions, you are explicitly consenting for the data you provide to be reviewed by Glasgow 2018. If you have any concerns about any of the questions or what we will do with the information you provide, please contact the Volunteer Team for further information.

Information may be shared with Police Scotland and / or we may request further information from you.

Have you ever:

If you answered yes to any of the above, please provide details below:

Section 5: Supporting you to take part

We are committed to ensuring that everybody has equal access to the Glasgow 2018 Volunteer Programme and supporting a diverse range of participants. This is your chance to tell us how we can assist you. We've provided some examples below, but these don't cover everything, so let us know about anything that would help you to take part. We will confidentially discuss any support needs with you.

The information you provide below will have no bearing on your application but will help us to ensure suitability for certain roles. This section is also voluntary, while you don’t have to fill in all sections it would really help us to monitor the diversity of people who are applying to take part in the Championships volunteer programme and to check all areas of society have had the opportunity to take part.

Please let us know which, if any, of the below formats you would like to receive communication from us in?

Large print
Other (please specify):

Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

Yes No Prefer not to say

If yes, what type of disability do you consider yourself to have?

Learning disability
Mobility / other physical impairment
Mental health condition
Long term illness
Other degenerative condition
Social, emotional, behavioural difficulties (e.g. Autism)
Prefer not to say

Do you have any health conditions, constraints or support needs that we need to take into consideration when assigning roles? E.g. regular seating breaks

If you have a disability, are you able to travel independently, using your own vehicle or public transport?

Yes No

If no, what kind of travel / transport support would you need?

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet every request but we will take into consideration your requirements.

Please indicate whether you anticipate any of the following barriers will prevent you becoming a Glasgow 2018 volunteer.

At Glasgow 2018, we are keen to ensure that all people who wish to volunteer with us are supported to do so. In order to provide appropriate support, we would like to know about any concerns you have about potential barriers you feel may affect your ability to progress throughout the application process and / or your ability to accept a volunteer placement.

Please tick all that apply:

Childcare responsibilities / costs
Carer responsibilities / costs
Travel costs to Glasgow / other host authority
Accommodation expenses
Other (please specify):

What is your ethnic group?

White Scottish, British or Irish
Other white
Mixed or multiple ethnic groups
Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British
African, Caribbean or Black
Other ethnic group
Prefer not to say

Please use the space below to tell us about anything else you feel is important for your application.

Section 6: Emergency Contact Information

Data Protection

Glasgow 2018 will use your personal data provided in this application for monitoring and research purposes. We will not share or disclose it to any external third parties, except with our partners Glasgow Life (or agencies we have appointed for these specific purposes), who will use your personal data for monitoring, research, evaluation and to help with the development of future programmes. We would like to contact applicants again in the future to discuss your views of the application and selection process or [if selected] your experiences of volunteering on the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Do you consent to taking part in future research on this programme?

Yes No

Would you like to receive more information about volunteering opportunities at future events in Glasgow / surrounding area from:

Yes* No
Yes* No
Yes* No

*By ticking yes, your contact details (name and email address) will be forwarded to Glasgow Life, Volunteer Glasgow or Volunteer Scotland who will contact you regarding suitable volunteer opportunities.

Information may be shared with Police Scotland in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this form.

We will confirm receipt of your application within 5 working days of you submitting it. If you have not heard from us after this time please get in touch via volunteer2018@glasgow.gov.uk or 0141 276 1818.

We cannot guarantee that your application will be successful however we will contact you in August 2017 to confirm the next steps.