The application portal for 20,000 volunteer places is now open for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 which will take place from 21 November to 18 December 2022. The Volunteer Programme was launched with an event at Katara Amphitheatre in Doha. 3,500 potential applicants were greeted by special guests including H.E. Sheikha Hind Bint Hamad Al Thani, H.E. Salah Bin Ghanem Al Ali, Minister of Sports and Youth, H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, and FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura.
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Volunteer Programme is the largest volunteer programme in Qatar’s history. It aims to bring people together through football.
From the morning of 21 March, volunteers from all backgrounds and with any experience level can apply to be part of the tournament via volunteer.FIFA.com. Applications are open to everyone, from Qatari residents to people across the Middle East and beyond. Speaking English is a requirement, while knowledge of Arabic is considered an asset. Reliable problem-solvers with interpersonal skills and an ability to learn quickly are necessary traits of volunteers. Communication, leadership, language and teamwork skills will all be useful. In return, those taking part will be provided with the opportunities, skills and tools to support the tournament. Volunteers will provide 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.
Volunteers need to be
- 18 or older on 1 October 2022. There is no upper age limit.
- Speak English. Arabic or additional languages is an advantage.
- Commit to a minimum of ten full days during the tournament.
Shortlisted candidates will take part in an assessment and interview. All selected volunteers will receive training, as well as a limited-edition adidas uniform along with a meal during their shift and free access to public transport.