Want to be a volunteer at the 2017 World Championship in Belfast?

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This is your chance to play a big part in the 2017 IIHF World Championship! Following the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) site visit, we can now confirm the roles needed to fill for the 2017 World Championship in Belfast Sunday 23rd April – Saturday 29th April.

Below are all the volunteer roles needed, study the different descriptions and, if you think you can fill a role, please apply to [email protected] with the desired role(s) as well as your name, date of birth, contact number and a few lines about why you believe you can fill the role(s) you are applying for. The closing date for applications is 1st March 2017.

 

Role: Accreditation
Duration: Saturday 22nd April – Saturday 29th April
Description: THIS IS THE JOB WHERE YOU GET TO MEET EVERYBODY!

At the accreditation centre all guests, e.g. media staff, special guests, IIHF staff and others, will get their passes for the different areas inside the arenas. As a volunteer, you will welcome the guests, check their ID’s, take a photo and create an accreditation for them. Most of the work will be in front of a provided computer, therefore we appreciate volunteers who have experience with computers and with a flair for organising simple data.

Role: Administration
Duration: Saturday 22nd April – Saturday 29th April
Description: THIS IS THE JOB WHERE YOU GET A DIVERSE EXPERIENCE!

You will sign-in at the Volunteer Centre and get tasks assigned depending on what is needed on any given day. You might get sent to the media centre, the ice level etc. If you do not like your days to be all the same, this is the job for you!

Role: Anti-Doping Chaperones
Duration: Sunday 23rd April – Saturday 29th April
Description: THIS IS THE JOB WHERE YOU GET TO CONTRIBUTE TO A FAIR AND EQUAL COMPETITION, AS YOU WILL BE HELPING OFFICIAL ANTI-DOPING CONTROL!

Like any other major event there will be implemented an anti-doping program to ensure a fair competition. As a volunteer your job is to guide the selected player to the anti-doping room and back. There will be extended training with the official Anti-Doping team. You need to be male to do this due to the gender of the competitors.

Role: Car Drivers & Transportation Service
Duration: Saturday 22nd April – Saturday 29th April
Description: DO YOU LIKE DRIVING AND DO YOU KNOW YOUR WAY AROUND BELFAST? THEN THIS IS THE JOB FOR YOU!

During the tournament, there will be a lot of official guests who need to be transported between their hotels and the arena, airports or other places around Belfast. It is recommended that you know the surroundings of the city you are going to work in and you need a category B driving license to work as a driver and most be over the age of 25.

Role: Game Statistics
Duration: Saturday 22nd April – Saturday 29th April
Description: THIS IS THE JOB WHERE YOU GET TO WORK WITH THE STATISTICS GURUS!

An essential part of a successful IIHF World Championship is the professional execution of all games and statistics related operations for each game. We are looking for people with a great understanding of the game of ice hockey, who have excellent people skills, great focus and concentration. You will be under intense pressure during the games with a great responsibility for delivering time critical information to TV, other media and fans all around the world as well as inside the arenas.

We need people to help with a statistics crew, who will be registering individual player statistics like face-off performance, shots on goal, time on ice etc.

You must be able to work multiple games during the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship as we need tight-knitted crews who perform at their absolute best throughout the tournament. Furthermore, you must be able to participate in training sessions and a pre-tournament test game – information will follow later.

Role: Team Host
Duration: Saturday 22nd April – Saturday 29th April
Description: THIS IS THE JOB WHERE YOU GET TO FOLLOW A TEAM!

Each of the 6 teams at the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship needs a Team Host. As a Team Host you will follow the team on all locations 24/7 doing the tournament. For this special function, you must be available at all times during the entire tournament. It is not essential to speak the native language of the team you are hosting for.