EUSA Volunteer Programme
European University Sports Association (EUSA) in cooperation with its Student Commission (EUSA STC) and the local Organising Committees of our events offers the possibility for students to actively take part in the EUSA sports events as volunteers.
In 2022, students can participate and support the organisers of the European Universities Games which will be organised in 20 sports in Lodz. Poland. Over 100 international volunteers will be selected through the international EUSA Volunteer Programme.
In the frame of the programme, full board is provided during the time of the event (and training), with transfer from the official airport/station covered; volunteers only have to ensure their travel costs to the event.
You may register at https://eug2022.eu/en/volunteering/; the final deadline for international volunteers is March 15, 2022. Chosen applicants will be invited for an interview with the volunteers leader. In spring, we plan a series of online trainings and meetings, and in July a rich programme of seminars and conferences will be presented.
Anyone over the age of 18 can become a volunteer. Those wishing to volunteer at the Games in Lodz can apply to help in any area related to the organisation of the event, including accommodation, accreditation, sport, media, IT. The full list of departments and the characteristics of the volunteer tasks in each of them can be found on the event’s website. Volunteers will receive an outfit, a set of gadgets and food, and for people from outside Lodz, limited accommodation places will be provided. Volunteers will also take part in a number of pre-event training sessions and will have the opportunity to participate in educational and cultural events during the Games.
The main aim of the programme is to give a chance for young students, who are interested in sports and in organizing sport events, to get the opportunity of experiencing a unique adventure, learning about the values of sport, and gaining valuable work experience through volunteering.
The participants will raise their competencies and skills in organising sport event in the European level, get new experiences in different fields, will be useful for the Organising Committee, exchange knowledge, learn about the culture of the country, get new friends all over the Europe and much more. The Volunteer Programme includes for example working for the Organising Committee, supporting the organizers in the competition fields (global coordination, manning information desks, communication between organization committee and referees, guests).
In July 2022, over 5000 students from all over Europe will come to Lodz to compete in 20 sports disciplines. The event will be supported by over 800 volunteers, including around 150 foreign volunteers. The European Universities Games is an event dedicated to student-athletes from all over Europe, held since 2012. After competitions in Spain, the Netherlands, Croatia and Portugal, the Lodz edition will be the fifth event of the cycle. More than 1,000 volunteers have been involved in organising previous EUSA Games, each edition attracting big groups of international volunteers.
To get a glimpse of the experiences of the students who have already participated in this program, please see the Shared Experiences testimonies. The project is also supported by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
Register today at https://eug2022.eu/en/volunteering/! :)
For possibilities to take part in the long-term European Voluntary Service (EVS) at the EUSA Office, please see a section on European Solidarity Corps (ESC).