Applications are now open for volunteers to get involved in the UEFA Women’s Euros in Rotherham in 2022.
The event kicks off on 6 July next year and Rotherham is hosting four games of the tournament, including a quarter final, at the New York Stadium.
Volunteers enhance the matchday experience of major events, through providing a different perspective and being able to give a different feel to a normal event day.
At least 50% of volunteer roles for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 will be spectator services focused, helping to build the crowd atmosphere at stadiums, assisting with the movement of spectators and being on hand to assist visitors with any questions they may have.
Susan Couper, senior recruitment and volunteer manager at the English FA said: “Volunteering gives you the chance to see the event from a completely different perspective whilst ehancing 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 [Olympics] 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.”
Cllr David Sheppard, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, added: “There are many reasons to volunteer, whether it is to gain or share your experience, see the event from a different perspective, or simply enjoy the feeling of helping out and making people’s day.
“It’s great to have a tournament with such prestige coming to our town and I’d urge anyone that would like to get involved to sign up.”
A variety of roles are available at New York Stadium and around the town centre working in fan zones and transport hubs.
Volunteers will receive a UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 uniform, food and refreshments.
Local residents are encouraged to get involved in the tournament and make some unforgettable memories whilst working as a team on one of the biggest sporting events to come to Rotherham.
More information can be found here.
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