Become a volunteer at European Universities Games Lodz 2022

In July 2022, an extraordinary student and sports event awaits us! Its integral part are Volunteers, without whom none of the great sport events could take place. Almost 1000 volunteers from all over Europe will be a part of the event and will contribute to this history-making academic sport event, as well as gain memories and friends for life.

Especially at an event like the European Universities Games, their role is extremely important – almost 5000 student-athletes will come to Lodz to compete in 20 disciplines and it could not be done without the support of volunteers.

 In addition to purely sporting emotions during competitions, a rich volunteering programme will be presented – full of educational and cultural events, intergenerational events and of course, sport activities!

European Universities Games will be held between 17 and 31 of July 2022.

Registration

The open registration for the volunteers from abroad has ended on March 30th. Chosen applicants will be invited for an interview with the volunteers leader. In spring, we plan a series of online trainings and meetings, and in July a rich programme of seminars and conferences will be presented.

The recruitment form is still open for the people wishing to sign up on the reserve list. In case of available places, we will reach out to selected candidates.

We guarantee

  • 🏆Gain experience in organizing the largest sports event in Europe
  • 🛶An unusual holiday adventure combined with volunteering
  • 🙋 Work in a team of fantastic people from all over Europe
  • 🆙Add volunteering to your CV, get a certificate
  • 🥋 Volunteer starter pack
  • 📲 Free training program
  • 🍜 Free meals
  • 🏠Free accommodation for incoming volunteers *
  • ⛹ A special program of attractions (nightlife, fanzone, chill zones)
  • 👨🏫 Learn foreign languages
  • 👫 Make new friends

*For volunteers from outside Lodz, a limited accommodation will be available.

What do we expect?

  • Polish volunteers must be 16 years of age or older when volunteering begins. Foreign volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Availability for the entire duration of the competition is a great advantage, but it will also be possible to participate for shorter periods of time.
  • Knowledge of foreign languages is a great advantage, people without knowledge of a foreign language will also have a chance to become a volunteer.

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteers will support EUG 2022 in areas such as:

The Team Attaché will be responsible for communication with the team before and during the competition. They will assist the team representative during the accreditation and accommodation process and accompany the team during training and matches. They will be responsible for the continuous contact with the team and for helping to solve current problems. The Team Attaché should be very responsible and resourceful.

Volunteers in the area of sports will be assigned to directly handle the sports operations of a given discipline - tables, court area or IT results system. Knowledge of the sport discipline is essential.

Volunteers in this area will be responsible for supervision and order at sports venues, supporting the main manager of the venue. The tasks of volunteers will include: locker room supervision, water supply, branding supervision and solving current issues.

Volunteers in the accommodation department will directly support the accommodation processes for event participants. The information desks will have direct contact with the event participants, so volunteers in this department should have a strong knowledge of the different organisational areas of the event.

They will also support the catering points, in tasks related to the flow of participants or maintaining order on site.

The accreditation centre will be responsible for issuing approximately 6000 accreditations - for athletes, coaches, VIPs and volunteers. Volunteers in the accreditation centre will support the reception of team representatives as well as the accreditation and information processes.

Information points will function at each of the venues - the tasks will be related to providing the most important information and supervision of transport arrangements for the teams and individual transports for the remaining groups at the event.

Volunteers in this section will support medal ceremonies of individual disciplines. They will also carry out the educational and cultural programme, supporting the organisation of side events, seminars, meetings, sports activities or competitions.

Media volunteers will support the work of the press office and media department, as well as create press materials themselves. We will also be looking for photographers and people interested in creating films or content for social media.

Volunteers in the marketing department will support the activities of the Organising Committee in the animation zones, gadget sales points and venues.

Volunteers in the administration department will support the various organisational areas of the event in the offices in the Sports Bay. They will also assist the European University Sports Association and the activities of the individual national university sports federations.

The IT department will provide technical support to the competition offices and the Organising Committee, also responding to current problems and challenges.

We will organize a volunteer centre - a place for volunteers to relax, get to know each other and spend time. Volunteers will support the centre by organising events, providing information and promoting educational and cultural activities.

During every event the unexpected happens and that is when the Joker comes into action. They should be ready to take over tasks in each department - that is why versatile people who are not afraid of challenges are required here.

FAQ

Below you will find answers to the most important questions about volunteering:

The final deadline for the application is March 15 2022.

Knowledge of Polish or English is necessary. Any other language will be a great asset

The volunteer will be provided with meals and drinks during his/her shifts, a set of gadgets and a certificate of participation in volunteering. There will also be a limited accommodation available for people from outside Lodz.

There will be 20 different disciplines. A list and details can be found at https://eug2022.eu/en/sports/.

The first stage of recruitment is the analysis of the submitted form. After the form is analysed, we will send out information on qualification to the next stage, which is an online recruitment interview. On its basis the final decision on qualification for volunteering will be made.

Availability for the entire duration of the Games is a big advantage, but it will also be possible to participate for shorter time slots.

Volunteers from Poland must be at least 16 years old at the start of their volunteering activities. Volunteers from abroad, must be at least 18 years old.

Contact

Should you have any further questions, please contact us at volunteering@eug2022.eu.