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Description of Volunteer Service Areas
UEFA EURO 2012™ VOLUNTEERS PROGRAMME
Updated: July 2011

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Table of Contents
AREAS WITH HIGH NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS................................................... 3 
SAFETY & SECURITY ........................................................................................... 3 
EVENT TRANSPORT ............................................................................................. 3 
VOLUNTEERS MANAGEMENT ............................................................................. 4 
ACCREDITATION................................................................................................... 5 
AREAS WITH MEDIUM NUMBER OF REQUIRED VOLUNTEERS ......................... 5 
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT) ............................. 5 
MEDIA SERVICES & OPERATIONS...................................................................... 6 
WELCOME & INFORMATION SERVICES ............................................................. 6 
TICKETING............................................................................................................. 7 
HOSPITALITY......................................................................................................... 8 
EVENT LOGISTICS................................................................................................ 8 
CEREMONIES / FANtertainment............................................................................ 9 
ACCESS CONTROL MANAGEMENT .................................................................. 10 
VIP SERVICES ..................................................................................................... 10 
AREAS WITH LOW NUMBER OF REQUIRED VOLUNTEERS ............................. 11 
MARKETING RIGHTS DELIVERY ....................................................................... 11 
TECHNICAL SERVICES....................................................................................... 12 
BROADCASTER SERVICING .............................................................................. 12 
MATCH ORGANISATION..................................................................................... 13 
LEGAL .................................................................................................................. 13 
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT .......................................................................... 14 
TEAM SERVICES – no longer available ............................................................... 15 

In this document you will find basic information on the areas in which volunteers
will perform their functions during the tournament.
Please note that the duration of the assignment depends on each function, the
host city and the match schedule here. For confirmed volunteers we will provide
detailed responsibilities of each volunteer position and exact numbers of
volunteers per function.
Please, note that the areas with the highest number for volunteers are described
first.

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AREAS WITH HIGH NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS

SAFETY & SECURITY
If you already have or would like to get experience in customer service or translations, this is the area
for you. Safety and Security volunteers will have very responsible tasks, performing various functions
very the stadium, only on match days (so between 3 and 6 days depending on the match schedule).
Those volunteers will enable all spectators to live safely the football emotions. They will have fantastic
opportunity to welcome, help all the ticketholders to enter the stadium in smooth and efficient way
and find the right place at the stadium. They will also assist organisers’ team on-site by helping in
translations, information services and ensuring that everything runs smoothly at the venue. Within
the Safety and Security project there will also be volunteers helping at the lost and found points..
Want to be at the heart of the football emotions on match days? Then apply to this area.
Functions within the Safety & Security project:


Stadium Tribune Volunteer



Stadium Entrance Volunteer



Safety & Security Team Leader Volunteer



Safety & Security Office Support Volunteer



Stadium Depot lost & found Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Safety & Security project: around 2,000 volunteers for both
countries
Assignment duration: volunteer only during the tournament period in all host cities and only on
match days, according to each volunteer individual assignment plans and the match schedule.

EVENT TRANSPORT
Do you like to drive? Do you drive well and safely? Well, then we have a fantastic offer for you. Event
transport volunteers will be the official UEFA EURO 2012™ drivers, having the chance to drive cars
provided by KIA/HYUNDAI. This is also a very responsible function as the Event Transport volunteers
will convey sportsmen, referees, doping control & match officials, guests and staff for UEFA EURO
2012™ between airports, hotels and stadiums in the host countries of the tournament. Within the
Event Transport project there will be also volunteers responsible for, scheduling transport services
and managing transport points. They will have an opportunity to gain management and coordination

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skills. So, if you are responsible, good driver, looking for a fantastic adventure or if you are interested
in transport services, than join the Event Transport Team!
Functions within the Event Transport project:


Host City Pool Driver Volunteer



Transport Administration All-Rounder Volunteer



Transport Operations All-Rounder Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Event Transport project: around 700 volunteers for both
countries.
Assignment duration: Volunteer during the tournament period in all host cities, on match days and
non-match days, according to each volunteer individual assignment plans and the match schedule.

VOLUNTEERS MANAGEMENT
Have you ever volunteered? Would you like to get an experience in management, organisation or
animation of volunteers? If yes, join the Volunteers Management team which will service more than
5,500 volunteers during the tournament. Volunteers within the Volunteers Management project will
look after other volunteers and ensure that their work in all operational areas runs smoothly.
Volunteers will be based at the stadiums, in the Volunteer Centres which will serve as a point of
contact, training space and relaxation zone. Within the volunteer team there will be various functions
to perform i.e. assisting in organising social activities for volunteers, providing the volunteer team
with photo & video coverage of volunteer performance, providing customer service to volunteers and
finally helping in issues related to organisational matters within the Volunteer Centre. There will also
be special super-volunteers called ACEs. If you are open for new challenges, then join this team of
volunteers within Volunteers Management!
Functions within the Volunteers Management project:


Personnel Volunteer



Organisation Volunteer



Animation Volunteer



Photo & Video Volunteer



ACE Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Volunteers Management project: around 500 volunteers
for both countries.

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Assignment duration: volunteer from mid May (partially) and during the tournament in all host
cities, on match days and non-match days, according to each volunteer individual assignment plans
and the match schedule.

ACCREDITATION
Are you experienced in customer service? Would like to learn how to deal with clients? Do you like
office job? Then join the Accreditation Team! Nearly 50,000 accreditations were issued during UEFA
EURO 2008™ - hundreds of volunteers helped in making this process as smooth and secure as
possible. It is the Accreditation project which plans, organises and monitors this process during each
EURO tournament. It is difficult to imagine putting in place such a process without the commitment of
volunteers. Volunteers within accreditation will assist in very unique and responsible activities. They
will take part in welcoming applicants in the accreditation centres, searching UEFA’s database for
accreditation requests, taking pictures of the applicants for the accreditation passes, printing the
passes and delivering them to the applicants.
Functions within the Accreditation project:


Accreditation Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Accreditation project: around 500 volunteers for both
countries.
Assignment duration: volunteer from the beginning of May 2012 in all host cities, on match days
and non-match days, according to each volunteer individual assignment plans and the match
schedule.

AREAS WITH MEDIUM NUMBER OF REQUIRED VOLUNTEERS

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT)
Are you good in computers? Or do you simply like to help your friends when they have difficulties
with their IT equipment? Do you want to get prestigious experience within ICT technologies? Then
ICT Team is the one you are looking for! ICT provides, implements and manages all information,
communication and telecommunication solutions. During UEFA EURO 2012™, ICT volunteers will
support the IT team in providing IT support in the various locations. They will take care of various
tasks that will include connecting hardware/software, resolving basic issues with hardware/software
such as connectivity to the internet, printers etc.
Functions within the ICT project:


ICT Accreditation Support Volunteer
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ICT Support Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the ICT project: around 300 volunteers for both countries.
Assignment duration: volunteer from the end of May, during the tournament period and a few
days after the final match in all host cities, on match days and non-match days according to each
volunteer individual assignment plans and the match schedule.

MEDIA SERVICES & OPERATIONS
Would you like to see from the inside how the media work during the great sport events? Would you
like to work with thousands of media representatives from all over the world? If yes, the Media
Services & Operations Team is the area for you! The Media Team is responsible for all media related
areas to ensure an optimum working environment for media coverage at UEFA EURO 2012™. The
Media Services and Operations volunteers will fulfil many different tasks including: helping in the
International Broadcasting Centre (IBC); in the official UEFA Stadium Media Centredelivering copies of
the line ups and match statistics to the media tribune, hospitality areas, technical zones, pitches, and
broadcast compounds; assisting journalists in finding their seats; assisting photographers at the pitch;
helping in organising press conferences. This is your great occasion to live this exceptional experience
to participate in media operations in such a big event!
Functions within the Media Services & Operations project:


Media Accreditation IBC Office Volunteer



Media Operations Lead Volunteer



Media Operations Volunteer



Media Service Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Media Services & Operations project: around 300
volunteers for both countries.
Assignment duration: volunteer from mid May (partially) and during the tournament period in all
host cities, mainly on match days and as non-match days, according to each volunteer individual
assignment plans and the match schedule.

WELCOME & INFORMATION SERVICES
Do you like to work with people, welcoming them providing with information? Are you experienced in
Are you experienced in customer service? So probably this is the best project for you! The Welcome &
Information Services project looks after UEFA EURO 2012™ guests as well as tournament staff
arriving at the airports and staying at the official UEFA hotels. Welcome & Information Services is the

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first point of contact for most guests at the tournament. The volunteers will welcome the guests and
be on hand to provide information and deal with their queries and requests. Additionally, volunteers
will provide the guests with the appropriate transport solution. They serve mostly at the airport and
at the hotel. Volunteers within Welcome & Information Services will also provide general directions
and other information to spectators at stadiums. Joining this project is a perfect occasion to learn
more and get experience in professional customer service!
Functions within the Welcome & Information Services project:


Airport Welcome Service Volunteer



Hotel Welcome Service Volunteer



Spectator Services Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Welcome & Information Services project: around 300
volunteers for both countries.
Assignment duration: throughout the duration of the tournament, according to each volunteer
individual assignment plans and the match schedule.

TICKETING
The Ticketing volunteers will be the first point of contact for ticket-holders at all eight venues. They
will provide information and customer service for ticketing matters at the stadium and around ticket
checkpoints. They will be responsible for checking seats to prevent seating problems on match days
and assisting the ticketing team in dealing with these problems.
Functions within the Ticketing project:


Ticketing Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Ticketing project: around 200 volunteers for both countries.
Assignment duration:
In this functional area volunteers will be needed during the tournament period in all host cities.
Volunteers will be required to work on match days as well as non-match days (sometimes only on one
day prior match day) according to their individual assignment plans and the match schedule.

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HOSPITALITY
Please, note that the number of applications for this area highly exceeds the number of
volunteers needed in Hospitality project. Therefore, we recommend you choosing another
area (i.e. especially areas of high demand) as your 1st choice to increase your chances to
become selected to the next stage of recruitment process.
Volunteers within the Hospitality project will be responsible for supporting the hospitality team in the
on-site implementation of the various hospitality programmes as well as catering programmes for
staff, volunteers, media, match officials and the youth. Volunteers will assist in the daily coordination
of the global catering programme with various stakeholders, and the preparation of the hospitality
areas. They will also accompany guests from their cars to the hospitality areas and assist with on-site
preparations of the hospitality area.
Functions within the Hospitality project:


Hospitality Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Hospitality project: around 120 volunteers for both
countries.
Assignment duration:
In this functional area volunteers will be needed from the beginning of May (partially) and during the
tournament period in all host cities. Volunteers will be required to work on match days as well as nonmatch days according to their individual assignment plans and the match schedule.

EVENT LOGISTICS
Do you like to have everything well organised, planned and smoothly implemented? Are you
interested in seeing the whole logistic process of UEFA EURO 2012 from inside? Event Logistics is
responsible for the set-up and smooth running of offices (including meeting rooms), installation and
dismantling of venue equipment and all other necessary facilities. This project is also responsible for
managing the delivery, selection, fitting and distribution of uniforms to all target groups according to
their needs. Volunteers within this project will also help with all logistical aspects, such as deliveries,
transport, storage, logistics compound organisation as well as the distribution processes. Volunteers
will be asked to help with administrative tasks at Venue Offices such as copying, printing, laminating,
binding of various documents and in assisting with mail/courier distribution.
Functions within the Event Logistics project:

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Stadium Logistics Volunteer



Stadium Office Volunteer

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HQ Logistics Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Event Logistics project: around 100 volunteers for both
countries.
Assignment duration:
In this functional area some volunteers will be needed from early May 2012 (volunteers assisting with
the uniforms sub-project will be needed from mid April 2012) in all host cities. Volunteers will be
required to work on match days as well as non-match days according to their individual assignment
plans and the match schedule.

CEREMONIES / FANtertainment
Please, note that the number of applications for this area highly exceeds the number of
volunteers needed in Ceremonies project. Therefore, we recommend you choosing
another area (i.e. especially areas of high demand) as your 1st choice to increase your
chances to become selected to the next stage of recruitment process.
The Ceremonies / FANtertainment project will be responsible for all the ceremonies that will be held
during the tournament i.e. the opening, closing and cup ceremonies. Additionally, the Ceremonies
project will be responsible for the spectators’ warm-up before each match. This includes the
coordination of music playlists, interactive spectator animation games and activities, contests and the
use of DJs and presenters. Volunteers within FANtertainment will assist in various areas of spectator
entertainment.
Functions within the Ceremonies / FANtertainment project:


Animator Volunteer



Camera Assistant Volunteer



Pre-match Ceremony Volunteer



Production Assistant Volunteer



Stagehand Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Ceremonies / FANtertainment project: around 100
volunteers for both countries.
Assignment duration:
In this functional area volunteers will be needed during the tournament period in all host cities,
depending on the match schedule. They will be required to work only on match days according to
their individual assignment plans.

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ACCESS CONTROL MANAGEMENT
Access Control Management will provide simple and effective access control processes to guarantee
that all people carrying a valid pass or ticket will access the venue on a match day in an efficient and
organised way. Access Systems Volunteers will support stewards at the gates (inner and outer
perimeters) and provide assistance if hardware troubleshooting is needed. Volunteers within Access
Control Management will also support disabled fans from their arrival at the parking area to their
place at the stadium, to ensure smooth access to the gates and the stands.
Functions within the Access Control Management project:


Disabled Services Volunteer



Access System Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Access Control Management project: around 100
volunteers for both countries.
Assignment duration:
In this functional area volunteers will be needed during the tournament period in all host cities,
depending on the match schedule. Volunteers will work only on match days according to their
individual assignment plans.

VIP SERVICES
Please, note that the number of applications for this area highly exceeds the number of
volunteers needed in VIP Services project. Therefore, we recommend you choosing
another area (i.e. especially areas of high demand) as your 1st choice to increase your
chances to become selected to the next stage of recruitment process.
The VIP Services project will look after the VIP guests of the UEFA EURO 2012™. Volunteers within
the VIP Services Project will provide guidance, information and customer Services through collecting
VIP guests from cars and accompanying them to the VIP entrance, organising the VIP cloakroom,
controlling access to the VIP area as well as assisting the VIP Services team with seating the area.
Functions within the VIP Services project:


VIP Services Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the VIP Services project: around 100 volunteers for both
countries.

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Assignment duration:
In this functional area volunteers will be needed from the beginning of June and during the
tournament period in all host cities. Volunteers will be required to work on match days as well as nonmatch days according to their individual assignment plans and the match schedule.

AREAS WITH LOW NUMBER OF REQUIRED VOLUNTEERS

MARKETING RIGHTS DELIVERY
UEFA EURO 2012™ will be supported by 10 global and 4 national sponsors per country. In exchange
for their contribution, these partners have been granted certain marketing rights. The Marketing
Rights Delivery project’s mission is to deliver and protect these rights in all 8 stadiums. As a member
of the on-site Marketing Venue team, volunteers will assist sponsors with on-site activation
programmes such as youth programmes, sponsor fan activities, guest stadium tours and others.
Volunteers will also assist the team and sponsors by ensuring the stadium remains free of any
commercial branding other than those approved by UEFA. A group of volunteers will also be required
to assist with administrative matters.
Functions within the Marketing Rights Delivery project:


Marketing Volunteer



Office Support Volunteer



Tour Guide Volunteer



Youth Programme Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Marketing Rights Delivery project: around 70 volunteers
for both countries.
Assignment duration:
In this functional area volunteers will be needed during the tournament period in all host cities.
Volunteers will be required to work mainly on match days as well as non-match days (sometimes only
on one day prior to the match day) according to their individual assignment plans and the match
schedule.

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TECHNICAL SERVICES
Are you a handyman type of a person? Can you fix different technical faults around you? Technical
Services project needs that kind of people. During the tournament the Technical Services project will
be responsible for the following Services: power supply, water supply, temperature control, waste
management, sound systems & giant screens as well as venue TV/venue radio/frequencies.
Volunteers will assist with installing temporary infrastructure, monitoring cleanliness, distributing
information, monitoring indicated areas and reporting any disruptions to ensure the proper
functioning of power supplies, A/C systems, and temporary audio\video installations.

Functions within the Technical Services project:


Technical Services Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Technical Services project: around 60 volunteers for both
countries.
Assignment duration:
In this functional area volunteers will be needed from the beginning of May and during the
tournament period in all venues. Volunteers will be required to work on match days as well as nonmatch days according to their individual assignment plans and the match schedule.

BROADCASTER SERVICING
The Broadcaster Servicing project will be responsible for ensuring that the match action is broadcast
to spectators all over the world. This project is also responsible for coordinating and allocating the
UEFA broadcast partner requests as well as supporting them in accessing and setting up their
unilateral positions at the stadiums. Volunteers will be based both at the International Broadcasting
Centre in Warsaw and at stadiums in different Host Cities and will assist with verifying allocations,
providing administrative support and assisting with the coordination of UBP requests for interviews
(or other organisation-related queries) with the designated media officer.
Functions within the Broadcaster Servicing project:


Unilateral Broadcast Services Volunteer (venue)



Unilateral Broadcast Services Volunteer (IBC)



IBC Broadcaster Servicing Desk Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Broadcaster Servicing project: around 50 volunteers for
both countries.

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Assignment duration:
In this functional area volunteers will be needed from the second half of May (partially) and during
the tournament period in all host cities (although some of the Services will be required only in the
capitals). Volunteers will be required to work on match days as well as non-match days according to
their individual assignment plans and the match schedule.

MATCH ORGANISATION
Please, note that the number of applications for this area highly exceeds the number of
volunteers needed in Match Organisation project. Therefore, we recommend you
choosing another area (i.e. especially areas of high demand) as your 1st choice to
increase your chances to become selected to the next stage of recruitment process.
Volunteers in Match Organisation project will assist during preparations to the match (one day before
a match day) and the organisational meetings (morning of the match day). They will also help with
the set-up of dressing rooms, technical areas and preparation of match materials. The Match
Organisation project will need volunteers to assist the doping control Officers.
Functions within the Match Organisation project:


Match Organisation Volunteer



Doping Control Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Match Organisation project: around 40 volunteers for both
countries (i.e. only 5 volunteers per host city).
Assignment duration:
In this functional area volunteers will be needed during the tournament period in all host cities.
Volunteers will be required to work mainly on match days as well as one or two days prior to match
days according to their individual assignment plans and the match schedule.

LEGAL
As part of its Rights Protection Programme – which aims to protect UEFA EURO 2012™ intellectual
property rights and the exclusive association rights granted to official partners with the event – UEFA
Legal will appoint “on-site” rights protection teams to work with the local authorities to monitor illicit
commercial activities (e.g. sales of counterfeit products, ambush marketing, unauthorised sales of
tickets) in and around the UEFA EURO 2012™ stadiums as well as in key areas of the host cities on
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match days. The volunteers will support the UEFA Legal “on-site” teams (e.g. patrolling around the
venues, assistance in liaison with local authorities and stadium security, translations).
Functions within the Legal project:


Rights Protection Programme (RPP) Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Legal project: around 20 volunteers for both countries.
Assignment duration:
In this functional area volunteers will be needed in each of the host cities, on match days during the
duration of the tournament. Volunteers will be required to work on match days according to their
individual assignment plans and the match schedule.

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Please, note that the number of applications for this area highly exceeds the number of
volunteers needed in Information Management project. Therefore, we recommend you
choosing another area (i.e. especially areas of high demand) as your 1st choice to
increase your chances to become selected to the next stage of recruitment process.
Information Management is responsible for the overall collection, organisation and dissemination of
knowledge within the EURO organisation. During the tournament, different programmes and activities
will be running in Poland and Ukraine under the coordination of a centralised team.
Information Management volunteers will assist with the observers and VIP cultural programmes,
Behind The Scenes photo and video documentation as well as the collection of data for the
Tournament Information System. They will be the local support in the venues to the coordination
team in Warsaw and Kyiv.
Functions within the Information Management project:


Information Management Volunteer

Demand for volunteers within the Information Management project: around 10 volunteers
for both countries (i.e. approx. 1-2 volunteers per host city).
Assignment duration:
In this functional area volunteers will be needed during the tournament period in all host cities.
Volunteers will be required to work on match days as well as non-match days according to their
individual assignment plans and the match schedule.

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TEAM SERVICES – no longer available
Please, be informed that there is no longer the possibility to apply to Team Services project. From the
beginning of the application phase we have informed that the demand for volunteers is very low and
only for capitals (only 8 volunteers in capitals, i.e. Warsaw and Kiev). Unfortunately, still we have
received applications to this area from all host cities. Team Services volunteers tasks are mainly
administrative. Please, read carefully all the areas description – you will certainly find areas
interesting for you, also connected with administrative tasks and in cooperation with football
environment representatives (e.g. Accreditation).

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