A record-breaking total over 37,000 applications was submitted before the end of January deadline for the UEFA EURO 2020 volunteer programme that 88% of the overall were received from the hosting countries wherein individuals would be able to deliver value to their local place as ambassadors with their specific tasks for the fans throughout the tournament.
For applicants that still wish to join the UEFA EURO 2020 volunteer programme, all of the 12 hosting cities would release their volunteer assignments. The 12 hosting cities are; Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, and St. Petersburg.
“There is a rich tradition of volunteering at all major sports events and UEFA EURO has never been an exception. Those who are eventually chosen will have the opportunity to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience this summer,” said by UEFA Events SA CEO Martin Kallen.
“Through volunteering, UEFA and the local organizers in each host city offer local people the chance to be part of one of the biggest sports events in the world and in most cases the largest footballing event organized in their city. They are able to learn invaluable skills which will help them in their future professions and make long-lasting friendships with people from across the continent.”
From the total count of applicants, 60% of the individuals are under the age of 25, granting them the role of getting first-hand experience of assisting at one of the world’s biggest sporting events across the continent. A total of 41% of applications counted as women.
With the mentioned figures, both display an increase from the EURO 2016 that was held in France wherein it amassed a total of 22,000 applicants as volunteers for the tournament and also 36% of the total count came from women.
There would be 12,000 volunteers selected wherein they’ll get to receive more information about their specific assignments to accomplish. An e-learning platform will open at the beginning of March, where online modules will guide them to prepare for their tasks ahead.
After the EURO 2020 tournament, volunteers would be able to apply and continue the vital knowledge and expertise they have learned for them to help create a long-lasting legacy both from the inside and outside of football.