The UEFA European Football Championship celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2020 and UEFA EURO 2020 will have a unique flavour to mark the occasion. For the first time in the competitions history, 12 nations will host the tournament in summer 2020, making this the biggest EURO yet. A record number of ticket sales are expected as EURO 2020 will be the most accessible tournament to date, offering more fans than ever before the chance to be part of this special competition. All 55 member nations will be taking part in the competition to decide which teams will secure the 24 places in the final. 12th June 2020 is the first EURO 2020 match to be played in Rome and the final is on 12th July 2020 in London.
Glasgow is one of 12 cities that will host UEFA EURO 2020, with Hampden Park having been selected as one of the host venues for three group games and a round of 16 match. Match dates are 15, 19, 23 and 30 June 2020. This is a unique opportunity for Glasgow and Scotland to host the best of football and celebrate with the whole country.
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The UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Programme will be the biggest volunteer programme in the history of the tournament requiring the support of around 12,000 volunteers across Europe. For this special edition of the tournament UEFA aims to implement a memorable Volunteer Programme across all venues.
The objective of the UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Programme is to integrate and gather the population across Europe, as well as creating a legacy for the host countries. Volunteers will act as ambassadors for the event and the host cities, putting in practice values of solidarity and fair play which link sport to volunteering.
Volunteering for UEFA EURO 2020 will be a positive and rewarding experience. This will be your chance to help showcase Glasgow, Hampden Park and Scotland to a global audience, to make fantastic friendships with fellow volunteers and to gain invaluable skills and experience. One thing we can guarantee is that being a UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer is a once in a lifetime experience which will leave you with lasting memories.
Online applications open on Thursday 6th June 2019. If your application is successful you will be invited to an informal interview at Hampden Park stadium between July and November. Tournament volunteers will be advised they have a role by the end of January 2020.
Applications open on Thursday 6th June at 12 noon and will close on Sunday 30th June at midnight. In the event we receive a high volume of applications we may close earlier than planned. In this case we will give 3-5 days’ notice before closing.
The online application form should take no more than 30 minutes to complete.
Yes online applications can be made via the link on a mobile phone or tablet. Should you have any technical issues when applying please email email@example.com.
All interviews will be face to face at Hampden Park between July and November 2019. We require you to come to the stadium as part of the recruitment process where you will have the chance to try on a sample of the uniform in order for us to capture your sizes.
The UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Programme is open to everyone as long as you are at least 18 years old on the 1st May 2020. In order to volunteer for the UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer programme in Glasgow, you must have UK/EU/EEA/Swiss Citizenship or Leave to Remain status in the UK from the submission of the volunteer application to the end of the UEFA EURO 2020 Tournament on 12 July 2020. For full information on the criteria for the volunteer programme, see the criteria section.
Anyone interested in volunteering is welcome to apply. In order to volunteer for the UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer programme in Glasgow, you must have UK/EU/EEA/Swiss Citizenship or Leave To Remain status in the UK from the submission of the volunteer application to the end of the UEFA EURO 2020 Tournament on 12 July 2020.
Yes there is a minimum age requirement. You must be 18 years of age or over on 1st May 2020 to volunteer at UEFA EURO 2020.
No experience of volunteering is required to volunteer at UEFA EURO 2020. Full training will be provided to all volunteers before the tournament begins.
There will be a range of different volunteer roles at Hampden Park and other offical UEFA venues around the city. Check out the volunteer operating areas section of the website. You will be asked in the application form what area you would prefer to volunteer in. Please note that this is only a preference and you may be offered another volunteering area based on your interview and availability.
Volunteer interviews will take place at Hampden Park from July to November 2019.
As a minimum, we request that all volunteers are available for the 4 match days based at Hampden Park. Volunteer roles are varied; some will begin in May 2020 as we prepare for the tournament, whilst others will include the days leading up to the 4 match days. The length of your involvement will depend on your volunteer role. You have the opportunity to indicate your availability within the application form and we will discuss this with you further during the process.
You will only be considered for one role in a volunteer operating area. You will not be able to volunteer in multiple areas but could be asked to help out with other roles within that volunteer operating area.
All volunteers must be proficient in English and or British Sign Language. If you can speak an additional language then let us know in your application as this may be helpful in certain roles as people from all over Europe will be visiting the stadium.
The majority of roles are based in and around the stadium. There also will be a small number of roles based at other key official UEFA locations such as airports and hotels and transport hubs.
Volunteers will be provided with free transport when travelling to their volunteering location as part of their role for the duration of the competition. This will be within a defined geographical distance of the city centre and Hampden Park. Travel assistance will also be provided for those attending training. Full details of the proposal will be available closer to the event.
All volunteers will receive a UEFA EURO 2020 Adidas volunteer uniform.
Yes, there will be refreshments and meals provided to all volunteers. More details on this will be made available further on in the programme.
All volunteers will have to organise their own accommodation if required, to fulfil their role as a volunteer.
You will be provided with a Volunteer uniform and accreditation pass which you will be required to wear at all times whilst performing your role. Some roles may also require you to be issued with specific equipment in order to fulfil your role.
We are committed to supporting a diverse range of volunteers and ensuring that everyone has access to the UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Programme. A Volunteer Support Pot will be made available which will enable volunteers who face barriers to volunteering to apply for financial support. The Volunteer Support Pot is a small discretionary fund to help volunteers who may need extra financial help. Our aim is to ensure all volunteers enjoy their experience. More details will be found on the website soon. For more information on this fund please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All volunteers will be provided with training to ensure they are able to perform their assigned roles. Training will be a combination of e-learning that you can access online and face to face training. The training period varies for each role but Volunteers are expected to attend at least 2 training sessions including role specific training and venue specific training. Some specialist roles such as drivers may require an additional training session.
Due to the fact that many of the volunteers will have an active role on matchdays, volunteers will not be provided with seats to watch matches as spectators. Volunteers will also have the possibility, if they are not on mission, to watch matches together during special screenings in the volunteer centres.
The Host City Volunteer Programme will be hosted separately to the UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Programme, and will require a separate application (the application process will open later this year).
The Host City Programme will be sponsored by a leading international brand and will see volunteers facilitate fan movement, help people to get around the city and create and capture the buzz and excitement of such a high profile sporting event, ensuring both fans and visitors alike have a truly unique and memorable experience in celebration of Glasgow’s role in hosting UEFA EURO 2020.
Further details will be announced in the forthcoming months.
Due to the requirements of each programme it is unlikely that you would be able to undertake a role with both the UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Programme and the Host City Volunteer Programme and therefore we urge you to carefully consider which role you would most like to undertake when applying. You are welcome to apply to both volunteer programmes, however will only be able to accept a role with one.
The Host City are working closely with transport partners to provide additional capacity where required to ensure that the city can function efficiently during the tournament. Tournament specific travel plans for are also being developed and will be published later this year.
No, you will still have to apply through the ballot for tickets like the general public. However, please note that the minimum requirement for availability of our volunteers is the 4 match days (15, 19, 23, 30 June 2020), so if you were to become a volunteer you would not be able to attend the matches as a spectator.
Hampden Park is a no smoking venue, including e-cigarettes and vaping, and this is not permitted anywhere within the Stadium. Smoking is not permitted within the venue and spectator areas during the tournament.
For many years, across many competitions, UEFA has involved volunteers in the delivery of its events and activities. This allows UEFA the opportunity to directly involve the general public in both delivering prestigious sports events and experiencing them from backstage. Volunteers are the event’s unsung heroes - without their help, it would be impossible to organise such enormous global sporting events successfully.
Volunteers, promoting values such as solidarity, fair play and respect, also act as ‘ambassadors’ to fans and visitors who attend the UEFA European Football Championship from all over the world. For UEFA EURO 2020, this means integrating and gathering the volunteering population across Europe, and to create a legacy for the 12 host countries. In addition, UEFA strives to ensure individuals enjoy an unforgettable experience that encourages others to volunteer for future European football events.
UEFA EURO 2020 will be the biggest EURO ever, with the tournament being held in 12 different countries. In total, 12,000 volunteers will be required in what will be the most diverse volunteer programme ever, which will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the thousands of people involved.
During UEFA EURO 2020, there will be two separate volunteer programmes. The first programme, the official UEFA EURO 2020 volunteer programme, is managed by the local organising structure (LOS) and/or by the national association, and it covers volunteers’ activities around official tournament sites, namely stadiums and hotels. The second programme, which is led by the 12 host cities, covers volunteers’ activities in key public spaces within the cities, non-stadium locations (e.g. fan zones) and non-official tournament sites.
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