UEFA EURO 2020
Thank You to our UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteers
Volunteer Programme Tournament Facts
Over 2,000 applications in 2019
1,500 interviews in summer 2019
700 Volunteers selected
51 days of Volunteers operating in and around Hampden Park
23 Volunteer Domains
5,224 Volunteer Missions completed
Volunteers contributed 52,240 hours
9,800 Volunteer kit items issued
Volunteers operating at 4 venues in and around Glasgow
Volunteer domain-specific facts
One of our longest serving group of volunteers were responsible for processing and issuing over 6700 tournament accreditation passes!
Our incredible ticketing volunteers ensured over 50,000 stickers were placed on seats - all in line with Scottish Government guidelines to allow the event to go ahead - and becoming the world leading seat "stickerers".
Mobility Makers and Venue Operations Volunteers
Our volunteers welcomed nearly 46,000 spectators to the Hampden Park
In total our super strong ceremony makers unfurled the banners 10 times through the rehearsals and matches, totalling 20 journeys on and off the pitch carrying material over 265kg in total!
The quickest time for unfurling was a super 1 min 25 seconds for MD 3!
Our volunteers helped give 102 children a once in a lifetime experience of EURO2020 through the Youth Programme.
Our volunteers carried out over 5000 check-ins.
The incredible hospitality production volunteers were part of an amazing team who helped distribute 11,000 meals over the tournament.
I didn’t really know what to expect when I signed up - I have never done anything like this before. I can honestly say it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done! To work with such a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless group of people has been such a rewarding experience. I have travelled 7 hours round trips for each mission day, but it has been worth every minute of it. Thanks to all that made it happen!
Well they say all good things come to an end and boy what a tournament it’s been meeting so many amazing and wonderful people Glasgow was buzzing to its very core and the Scotland boys done us proud. I have met friends I will now have for life. It’s changed my whole outlook on life this opportunity to be a mobility maker volunteer, I want to thank you for an amazing experience I will cherish forever.
Robert, Mobility Maker.
Volunteering at Euro 2020 has been a wonderful experience. The volunteers were a mixture of old timers and first timers, it was lovely to see old friends and make new ones. Meeting the fans was an experience I won't forget. They arrived in high spirits and even when they were leaving, win or lose they were still so nice to us. The whole experience was unforgettable.
Margaret, Venue Operations.
4 very different matchdays, many new friends made, an excellent 'Thank You' event by @GlasgowEURO2020 and my time as a #Euro2020Volunteers is over. Thanks for the great times and excellent memories. Til the next one! #Volunteering #EURO2020 #Euros2021 pic.twitter.com/KiFB1Uayri— Mr Young (@Mr_YoungModS) June 30, 2021
Here we go, for Match day 4! Incredible experience, and memories that will last a lifetime. We all did Glasgow and Scotland proud, with the friendliest welcome in Europe! #euro2020volunteers @GlasgowEURO2020 @HampdenPark @ScotlandNT @ScottishFA @EURO2020 @uefa pic.twitter.com/MGV24pv61I— Brian Gillan (@bgillan) June 29, 2021
Some photos from my Time at Hampden Park as An Ace Volunteer @GlasgowEURO2020 @UEFA @EURO2020 @NicolaSturgeon such a privilege and an honour. As an individual with a physical disability it has been a remarkable experience so far. pic.twitter.com/LFFSgH6q0q— Stuart McCabe (@StuartMcCabe30) June 25, 2021
Scotland fans go through a rollercoaster of emotions with any tournament – hope becomes disappointment, becomes hope again, becomes acceptance of defeat! We exit the tournament but with heads held high. We don’t wallow, we lift ourselves up because #noscotlandnoparty! Euro2020 has been different. The same emotions have been experienced but this time with new people. People I would never have met otherwise but will now be lifelong friends. We’ve laughed together, motivated each other when we’ve walked 500 miles and the memories will last forever.
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteer management team eternally for allowing me to work as part of such an amazing team and participating in this once in a lifetime opportunity which I will never forget. And some of the relationships and bonds I have formed with other volunteers will certainly last much longer than the end of the Glasgow volunteer programme. And you know maybe I will have the opportunity to work with some of the members of the programme at an event in the near future. Thanks again for such an amazing opportunity.
It finally went ahead, Euro 2020, And came right here to Glasgow. The Tartan Army were in numbers a plenty, Situated at Hampden, Ready for a once in a lifetime chance. Being out on the pitch and representing UEFA, The whole experience, it
did enhance. Waving the big shirts in sync, While fans did a cheer, Clapping for 7, To create a pre match electric atmosphere. Making new friends and being in the crowd, This experience I will never forget, Being at the party for 60
years of Euros, Its an experience that, always in my mind, will be set, thank you.
Geeta, Ceremony Maker.
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