2 - 12 August 2018

Glasgow 2018 Volunteering Programme Roles

Volunteering applications are now open!

The Glasgow 2018 European Championships has a diverse range of volunteering roles available - from being part of our legendary warm welcome to working alongside international media – there’s something for everyone. Read on for more information on the roles available during the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

Accreditation Centres

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 willing to commit for a longer period of time. General duties may include Accreditation Card printing or distributing Volunteer uniforms.

Locations

  • Various Accreditation Centres in Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Indoors

Qualities

  • Friendly, approachable and welcoming
  • Enjoy meeting new people
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Comfortable working with computers, data entry and technology
  • Organised
  • Volunteers must be able to communicate confidently in English (but English does not have to be your first language) or British Sign Language

Cultural Programme

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 may include Artist Liaison, Performance Support, Arts Workshop Support and Event Support.

Locations

  • Merchant City Festival will be at the heart of the cultural activity as well as other city locations
  • Indoors and outdoors

Qualities

  • Friendly, approachable and welcoming
  • Enjoy meeting new people
  • Interested in the Arts and Culture
  • Great customer service skills
  • Previous experience in cultural activity is desirable
  • Local knowledge of the city is desirable
  • Volunteers must be able to communicate confidently in English (but English does not have to be your first language) or British Sign Language

Events and 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.

Locations

  • Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perthshire, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The majority of roles will be based in Glasgow
  • Indoors

Qualities

  • Friendly, approachable and welcoming
  • Organised
  • Excellent communication
  • Great customer service
  • Volunteers must be able to communicate confidently in English (but English does not have to be your first language) or British Sign Language

Media Operations

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.

Locations

  • Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perthshire, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The majority of roles will be based in Glasgow
  • Indoors and outdoors

Qualities

  • Friendly, approachable and welcoming
  • Comfortable working with technology
  • Good level of fitness and mobility
  • Organised
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Volunteers must be able to communicate confidently in English (but English does not have to be your first language) or British Sign Language

Protocol

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.

Locations

  • Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perthshire, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The majority of roles will be based in Glasgow
  • Indoors

Qualities

  • Friendly, approachable and welcoming
  • Organised
  • Excellent communication
  • Great customer service
  • Volunteers must be able to communicate confidently in English (but English does not have to be your first language) or British Sign Language

Spectator Services

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.

Locations

  • Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perthshire, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The majority of roles will be based in Glasgow
  • Indoors and outdoors

Qualities

  • Friendly, approachable and welcoming
  • Enjoy meeting new people
  • Local knowledge of Glasgow is desirable
  • Volunteers must be able to communicate confidently in English (but English does not have to be your first language) or British Sign Language

Sport Services

With approximately 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.

Locations

  • Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perthshire, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The majority of roles will be based in Glasgow
  • Indoors and outdoors

Qualities

  • Friendly, approachable and welcoming
  • Excellent communication
  • Problem solving
  • Great customer service
  • Good level of fitness and mobility
  • Experience of working or volunteering at a previous sports event is desirable
  • Volunteers must be able to communicate confidently in English (but English does not have to be your first language) or British Sign Language

Technology

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 and Results Support and Technology Support.

Locations

  • Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perthshire, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The majority of roles will be based in Glasgow
  • Indoors and outdoors

Qualities

  • Friendly, approachable and welcoming
  • Comfortable working with computers, data entry and technology
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Volunteers must be able to communicate confidently in English (but English does not have to be your first language) or British Sign Language
  • Able to concentrate for long periods of time
  • Knowledge of sport is desirable

Transport

With events in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire, 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.

Location

  • Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perthshire, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The majority of roles will be based in Glasgow
  • Indoors and outdoors

Qualities

  • Friendly, approachable and welcoming
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Reliable
  • Enjoy meeting new people
  • Volunteers must be able to communicate confidently in English (but English does not have to be your first language) or British Sign Language
  • To apply to be a Driver it is essential that Volunteers have a valid, clean driver’s license, are 25 years or over and have three years’ experience of driving

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.

Locations

  • Glasgow International Airport, Edinburgh International Airport, Accommodation hubs across Glasgow, Edinburgh, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire
  • Indoors

Qualities

  • Friendly, approachable and welcoming
  • Organised
  • Excellent communication
  • Great customer service
  • Local knowledge of the area is desirable
  • Volunteers must be able to communicate confidently in English (but English does not have to be your first language) or British Sign Language

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