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Become a Eurovision Song Contest 2023 volunteer!

Culture Liverpool announce launch of the Eurovision Volunteer Recruitment Programme today! Read on to find out how to apply!

By KATUMBA
Tue 07 February, 2023

Become a Eurovision Song Contest 2023 volunteer!

Culture Liverpool announce launch of the Eurovision Volunteer Recruitment Programme today! Read on to find out how to apply!

By KATUMBA
Tue 07 February, 2023

So there’s this little event called the Eurovision Song Contest happening in Liverpool in May, not sure if you’ve heard…?

Of course you have! Who are we kidding!!

And of course, Katumba is right in the eye of the storm. We will most certainly be bringing the noise and energy we are best at to the Eurovision week – watch this space!

We are proud to be cultural partners to the event, and we cannot wait to share our plans with you soon!

Meanwhile, there are just over three months to go until Eurovision – one of the biggest music competitions in the world – takes over Liverpool.

And we are super excited to announce that the volunteering programme has officially opened today!

We wanted YOU – our audience and community – to be amongst the first to hear about this, so we are shouting it from the rooftops today to give you the chance to be at the heart of this iconic event.

Guaranteed to be an exciting experience combining hard work and fun, volunteers will have the chance to mix it up with a huge army of Eurovision people from a global array of backgrounds, as well as the opportunity to gain skills along the way.

To apply, volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, be friendly and approachable and have good local knowledge.

It’s also a bonus if candidates can speak a language other than English due to the international nature of the event.

Volunteers will be based at locations across the city centre, such as the Tourist Information Centre in Liverpool ONE, the Eurovision Village on the Pier Head and at key transport hubs.

Duties will include scanning event tickets, meeting and greeting visitors, or welcoming artists to backstage areas in the Eurovision Village.

The vision is to create a diverse and inclusive volunteering team, with a blend of local volunteers and volunteers with knowledge of the Ukrainian language and culture.

Please note, for those outside the UK, volunteers will need a work visa to take part.

Councillor Harry Doyle, Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, had this to say about volunteering for the Eurovision Liverpool team:

“Since we found out we had the honour of hosting Eurovision on behalf of Ukraine, we have been inundated with requests from people who want to get involved and be part of the warm Liverpool welcome we are renowned for across the globe.

“The complexity around staging an event of this scale won’t surprise anyone – there is a dedicated team of people working hard behind the scenes with the ambition and determination to stage an unforgettable Eurovision which will do the UK and Ukraine proud. Our volunteers will play a vital role in helping us achieve this.

“Enthusiastic volunteers are what make our events great. Visitors from Europe and beyond will descend on our city from May, and despite potential language barriers, a friendly smile from one of our team may just make someone’s trip – and a positive experience will hopefully see them visit the city again in the future.”

If this sounds as amazing to you as it does to us, head over to the Culture Liverpool website here to register your interest in becoming a Eurovision Song Contest 2023 volunteer and to find out more about the roles available.

The closing date for applications is midnight, Tuesday 14 February.

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