With almost one year to go until the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Australia & New Zealand kicks off, volunteers hoping to get involved in the tournament are now able to submit early expressions of interest.
As well as volunteering for the tournament itself, one of the first opportunities to volunteer is for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Draw, taking place in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau, on 22 October.
The FWWC2023 Draw is a globally televised event to reveal the final match fixtures for the 32 teams competing, with guests including FIFA and Confederation dignitaries, team representatives, football legends and international media.
“This is the first time a FIFA Draw has been held in this part of the world,” FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 COO (New Zealand) Jane Patterson explained. “We will be welcoming hundreds of dignitaries from all over the world to our shores and volunteers have a big part to play, providing the spirit and energy that will help shape this once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Volunteers will have an integral part to play in the success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 with thousands of enthusiastic people needed to boost the workforce across Australia and New Zealand over the next 15 months.
A FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 volunteer programme is being set up, where volunteers are being called upon to join the action on a long-term basis assisting the broader volunteer programme to help take the biggest women’s sporting event ‘Beyond Greatness’.
With roles starting from August 2022 and potential to continue through to the 2023 tournament, this team will be based predominantly in the FIFA Women’s World Cup offices in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau and Sydney/Gadigal.
Later in the year, FIFA will be calling for thousands more volunteers needed in the nine host cities across Australia and New Zealand. These volunteers will be required to help at fan zones, stadiums, training sites, hotels, transport hubs and airports.
To be eligible to volunteer, applicants will be asked to:
- Be 18 years or older;
- Speak at least intermediate English;
- Be committed to contributing to the organisation of a major global event and representing the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 with pride and respect.
Specific requirements for volunteers and information on roles available will be shared later this year.
Click here to register your interest in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Volunteer Programme and be among the first to receive updates on the Programme.