“Volunteers are the heart and soul of any tournament” was the clarion call from the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 as the volunteer programme for India’s first-ever FIFA women’s competition launched on July 11, 2022.
The FIFA Volunteer programme encourages people from all backgrounds and all walks of life to register to become a part of the upcoming 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – India. The tournament will take place across Bhubaneswar, Goa and Navi Mumbai in India between October 11 to 30, 2022. Interested individuals can submit their applications by clicking here or by copy pasting the following web address on their browsers – https://volunteer.fifa.com/invite/fu17wwcindia2022 .
Labelling the chance to become a volunteer as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the LOC Project Directors Nandini Arora and Ankush Arora issued a joint statement: “Volunteers are the heart and soul of any tournament and it gives us great pleasure that the volunteer programme of the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – India is officially open. We would like to encourage everyone interested in learning about the operations of a major sporting event to fill the application form. India’s first-ever FIFA women’s competition is creating more opportunities for young women in the country, through the volunteer programme, and live what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
As many as 600 volunteer posts across different functional areas are now available at the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – India and the deadline to apply for the same is July 31, 2022.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- be 18 years or older;
- be living in India;
- speak at least basic English;
- be responsible and enthusiastic;
- be available on the dates of the tournament (October 11-30); and
- be committed to contributing to the organisation of a major global event and representing the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup™ with pride and respect.
Below is an explainer video detailing the process of becoming a volunteer for this seminal event for Indian football.