First UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteers on mission at Hampden Park
Hampden Park today welcomed the first 'long mission' Volunteers to the newly opened Accreditation Centre built for the delivery of UEFA EURO 2020.
Accreditation volunteers will welcome fellow volunteers, suppliers, contractors, media representatives and all target groups, supporting the processing of their accreditation passes and assisting the UEFA Accreditation team.
Volunteers kicked-off their mission this morning with a briefing from the UEFA Accreditation team, hearing about how they will be supporting the various areas of the Accreditation operation.
Over the course of their mission, Volunteers will have the opportunity to be the friendly face of the Accreditation Centre at the Welcome Desk, providing the final printed accreditation at the Delivery Desk and offering support if needed at the Help Desk.
The UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Uniform
Accreditation Volunteers are the first to receive and wear the official UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Uniform on venue, which was unveiled at the recent Kick-Off training event earlier this month.
Find out more about the recent Volunteer Kick-Off that took place online, the first official training for the UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteers, here.
The UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Programme is the biggest undertaken to date by UEFA, with up to 12,000 Volunteers across the host cities supporting the 51 matches.
All Volunteers will soon receive their invitation to pick up their uniform and accreditation, Volunteers are advised to await their invitation email before coming to the Accreditation Centre.
The journey to date
The UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Management Team are delighted to welcome back more than 90% of Volunteers who originally applied to the programme, and some volunteers begin their early missions as of today, supporting the delivery of the Accreditation Centre.
From first applying to the UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Programme in June 2019, Volunteers have been patient and committed as the past year took an unexpected turn due to COVID-19 and saw the postponement of the tournament.
UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Manager Claire Garratt said, "We have been overwhelmed by the passion and commitment shown by our Volunteers since we began our journey in June 2019. Today marks a fantastic milestone in the delivery of our programme and it's great to see the Accreditation Volunteers begin their missions. We are so lucky to have the support of such a enthusiastic 'team behind the team.'"
Volunteers will support the various areas of tournament delivery for the four UEFA EURO 2020 matches at Hampden Park. With approximately 12,000 spectators due to attend each match, excitement is building towards the tournament kicking-off on 11 June.
THE UEFA EURO 2020 VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME
Recruitment for the UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Programme remains closed, with those on the ‘On The Bench Squad’ i.e. the stand-by list, first in line for any opportunities that arise between now and the tournament kick-off in June.
The UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Programme is run by the UEFA Volunteer Management Team based at Hampden Park. For more information visit our Volunteers section.
The Host City Mobility Makers Volunteer Programme
The Host City volunteers, known as VW Mobility Makers, is the volunteer programme managed by Glasgow Life. For more information on this programme, click here.
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