Complete Guide on 2022 FIFA World Cup Volunteer Programme

FIFA offers you a great opportunity to be a part of the 2022 FIFA World Cup with its volunteer programme. The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled from November 20, 2022, to December 18, 2022. The tournament will be hosted by Qatar. A total of 64 matches will be played across 8 stadiums in 5 different host cities in Qatar.

FIFA World Cups are one of the biggest sporting events on the planet and to make it possible a huge number of volunteers are required. The volunteer programme offers you to make new friends and get to know international (specifically Qatari) cultures and traditions. Qatar will be a melting pot in 2022 when football fans from different corners of the globe will come to witness one of the most-watched sporting events. It will be one of a kind experience that you will not forget ever in your life. Please note that as this is a voluntary service you will not be paid for this. Here you will get all details regarding how to apply, eligibility criteria, important dates and all related information.

Eligibility for 2022 Volunteer Programme

Anyone regardless of gender, race, religion, and ethnicity is eligible for the programme. In order to be a volunteer one must fulfil the following criterion:

  • must be at least 18 years of age by October 1, 2022, there is no upper limit of age.
  • must be able to speak English, knowledge of Arabic or any additional language will be an advantage.
  • must be able to commit 10 full days during the duration of the tournament.

Is knowledge of English or Arabic language must?

Yes, English is the official language of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Volunteer Programme, accordingly, volunteers must be able to speak English, further the ability to speak Arabic or additional languages will be an added advantage.

Important Dates

RegistrationThe registration for the volunteer programme will be open from March 21, 2022, to July 31, 2022Online applications will be accepted through the official FIFA website during this process.
Trainingwill be completed by 13 August

2022 FIFA World Cup Volunteers Selection Process

The selection of volunteers will be made through two different modes and the process will be as follows:

Application form → Take on the trials → Interview → Role Offer → Shift selection →Training → Uniform & Accreditation → Final tournament in Qatar.

Selection of Qatari candidatesSelection of International candidates
Candidates living in Qatar will be selected through a face-to-face interview at the Doha Exhibition Centre (DEC), near Katara.International candidates will be selected through online group interviews.

How many volunteers will be selected?

A total of 20,000 volunteers will be selected in the process.

What work will volunteers look after?

Volunteers are needed in almost every sphere of the tournament. The important operational areas for volunteers will be in Ceremony, Hospitality, Ticketing, Catering, Transport, Media, Language, Doping Control, Accreditation, Medical Service and Fan Service.

Will Volunteers get Ticket or Salary?

No, this is voluntary work and there are no financial gains in voluntary work. It’s entirely your own discretion to work or not. Volunteers will not be paid any remuneration, salary or free tickets to Qatar.

Will Volunteers get accommodation and meals?

Volunteers will get unique volunteer uniforms, meals and a Qatar Rail travel card during their shifts. Volunteers have to pay for the transfer to the city and their accommodation in Qatar.

Benefits of volunteering in the 2022 FIFA World Cup

You will be gaining management skills, adaptability, and coordination. It will be a great opportunity to make a lot of good friends with whom you can learn something new and teach them something. The experience of volunteering at such a huge tournament will always drive you to think that any goal can be achieved. The experience of volunteering in a FIFA World Cup will surely prove handy if you are looking for a career in Event Management or a related field. Volunteering has many positive impacts and offers the chance to learn important skills.

How to apply for the 2022 World Cup Volunteer Programme?

The application for the 2022 Volunteer Programme has opened w.e.f March 21, 2022, and you can apply here. In case of any technical difficulty, one can contact the official team via email [email protected]

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