The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 volunteer program is the largest in the country’s history.
Applicants from around the world can now apply to attend the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 as the country is seeking more than 20,000 volunteers to fill 30 different roles at its biggest event yet.
The number of volunteers needed for the 2022 World Cup is four times the 5000 who took part in the FIFA Arab Cup programme.
The only requirement is that the applicant must be at least 18 years old on October 1, 2022 and speak English, with Arabic being an advantage. No prior experience is required and people from all over the world, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply and undergo the selection process.
Selected volunteers will receive a limited edition Adidas uniform, along with a meal during their shift and free access to public transport.
Volunteering will not be limited to the stadiums. You will work in 45 functional areas at official and non-official locations including but not limited to training sites, the airport, fan zones, hotels and public transport hubs.
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The FIFA World Cup takes place from November 21st to December 18th. While volunteer roles start from October 1st.
The program officially kicked off Monday with a special event at the Katara Amphitheater to mark its inauguration.
High profile local and international figures were present including Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al-Thani, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Minister of Sport and Youth among others.
Hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers attended the ceremony, which was streamed live on FIFA’s official YouTube channel. Several previous FIFA Arab Cup volunteers were also present and shared their experiences with the participants.
On this occasion, Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani welcomed the future volunteers in a tweet Saying,
“I salute all the volunteers of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and I wish them and all those who will take part in the first tournament of this kind in our region a unique experience, discovering the richness and tolerance of our Arab culture through the willingness to build bridges to build communication with other cultures and peoples.”