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Often the first point of contact for visitors, the team of volunteers will play a crucial role in making UEFA EURO 2016 a wonderful and colourful festival of football.
 

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Volunteers

Often the first point of contact for visitors, the team of volunteers will play a crucial role in making UEFA EURO 2016 a wonderful and colourful festival of football.

The UEFA EURO 2016 volunteers programme was launched in Paris on 30 May – a total of 6,500 helpers will be required across the ten venues.

Visit www.volontaires.euro2016.fr or www.volunteers.euro2016.fr for more information.

Applications can be entered online until November but do not wait – this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those who are lucky enough to be selected. The volunteer programme will be implemented by the Association des Volontaires 2016 in Paris, an organisation founded by the French Football Federation (FFF) and Ligue de Football Professionel (LFP). The ambassadors are Christian Karembeu and Gaëtane Thiney.

Volunteers will be a critical component for the success of the tournament as they will most often be the first contact that visitors will have. Volunteers not only support the implementation of operations, but also lend enthusiasm and add a unique host country flavour. UEFA EURO 2016 would be impossible to organise without the help and dedication of volunteers. A wide variety of roles are available, including in media and guest services, marketing, hospitality, accreditation, transportation and logistics.

Registration is now closed in all of the ten host cities.

Over 22,000 people have registered their interest in becoming a volunteer.

  • 68% are French
  • applications have been received from 146 nationalities
  • age range: 18-81
  • 36% are women

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Ambassador Christian Karembeu

Find more information at www.volontaires.euro2016.fr, on Facebook and Twitter.

Milestones
June to November 2015:
Recruiting days at the ten venues
December 2015: 110 volunteers on duty for finals draw in Paris
April to May 2016: Training (elearning and on site)
May 2016: Opening of the volunteer centre
June to July 2016: Volunteers on mission

Last updated: 29/02/16 15.20CET

Related information

Member associations

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/organisation/volunteers/index.html