HOW DOES THE VOLUNTEER PROCESS WORK – FROM THE REGISTRATION THROUGH TO THE EVENT?
The individual steps in the volunteer process for the UCI Road World Championships are shown on the diagram on the volunteer team tirol website. We will do our very best to give you a job which matches your interests and qualifications. That is why we carry out a short interview with everyone who applies to become a volunteer. We will also provide a general training session where we tell you about your tasks. Shortly before the start of the event there will be a further specific training session in which we will prepare you for what you will have to do during the World Championships.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME AS A VOLUNTEER?
Enthusiasm, hard work and a positive attitude to working in a team. During the 2018 UCI Road World Championships there will be around 1,500 volunteers (including 700 Course Marshals) and every one of them will play a big role in making the event a success. The enthusiasm and hospitality of the volunteers is decisive in creating a good atmosphere and a positive experience for everyone attending the World Championships – athletes, officials, media representatives and spectators!
IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE LIMIT FOR VOLUNTEERS?
Yes. Volunteers working at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships must be 18 years old.
DO I HAVE TO SPEAK GERMAN AND/OR ENGLISH AS A VOLUNTEER?
Volunteers must speak very good German or English. Depending on the area you wish to work in, good German (written and spoken) may be necessary. You will find out more at the interview.
IS THERE A MINIMUM PERIOD OF TIME I HAVE TO BE AVAILABLE FOR?
Volunteers wishing to work at the World Championships must be available for at least 7 days. (Important! This does not apply to Course Marshals, who may work for shorter periods). The start and end of your working period will depend on your job. Most Volunteers will be needed during the World Championships themselves between 22.9. and 30.9. – in this period all working areas will be active. Some areas will also be active before and after the event (Accreditation, Venue Management, Marketing, etc.). For organisational reasons we will give preference to applicants who are available to work for a longer period of time.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY SHIFT PLAN / WORK PLAN?
In June 2018 we will let you know which area you will be working in and on which days you will be working during the 2018 UCI World Road Championships. You will receive your detailed shift plan around 3-4 weeks before the start of the event.
HOW LONG DOES A VOLUNTEER SHIFT LAST?
A volunteer shift lasts between 6 and 10 hours and includes at least one break, though in many cases there will be more than one break.
WILL I BE OUTDOORS ALL DAY?
Depending on which area you work in, you will spend most of the day either indoors or outdoors. For your breaks you will be able to access the indoor volunteer area.
DO VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE FREE ACCOMMODATION?
No. International volunteers and all other volunteers who do not live close enough to commute must find their own accommodation. We will provide a list of cheap accommodation partners when we tell you which job you have been allocated.
ARE THERE RESERVED PARKING AREAS FOR VOLUNTEERS AT THE VENUES?
No. Parking at and near the venues is very restricted. All volunteers – and spectators – are advised to use public transport.
WHAT IS THE TIMELINE?
July 2017 – 21 September 2017: Pre-registration & creating online profile
From 22 September 2017: Registration & choosing working area
15 April 2018: Registration period ends
April 2018 – June 2018: Interviews & evaluations
June 2018: Volunteer confirmation, job information
July 2018: Volunteer training
August 2018: Shift plans sent to volunteers
September 2018: Final job information & On arrival training & UCI Road Championships 2018
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