The volunteer application process for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has officially opened with 20,000 places up for grabs for people from around the world.
The Volunteer Programme launch was marked with a glittering event at Katara Amphitheatre in Doha, where 3,500 potential applicants were greeted by special guests.
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Volunteer Programme, the largest volunteer programme in Qatar’s history, aims to bring people together through football to deliver the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino while addressing the audience said “You are the first face, the first smile that any visitor to Qatar will find when they arrive. Thanks to you, we can show the entire world that Qatar, the Gulf region and the whole Arab world is welcoming the planet for an incredible experience here in November and December this year. The world will unite in Qatar and celebrate a peaceful, wonderful and unforgettable event.”
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will take place from 21 November to 18 December, but some roles will start from 1 October.
Volunteers from Qatar and around the world will be at the heart of the tournament’s operations, providing support across 45 functional areas at official and non-official sites, such as stadiums, training sites, the airport, fan zones, hotels and public transportation hubs.