Strictly Come Volunteering: Open Call For Eurovision 2022

Want to learn more about Eurovision, see some things behind the scenes, and help Turin make the best Eurovision ever? Well, an open call for volunteers has gone out to anyone under the age of 30 who would like to help! Promoted by the Giovani X Torino (GxT) association, the City of Turin is looking for 600 young adults to help.

Anyone interested may apply online, and has until Monday, 14th February to do so. Interested persons must be available for a minimum of three out of four ‘shifts’:

  • 1st April – 25th April
  • 26th April – 7th May
  • 8th May – 14th May
  • 15th May – 20th May

Volunteers can also specify in which time slots they can be present, either all day, mornings 07:00-14:00, afternoons 13:00-19:00, or evenings 18:00-00:00.

What will volunteers be asked to do?

Jobs for volunteers may involve the following:

  • Tourist information and event venues
  • Management and services to the public at the various locations (indoors and outdoors)
  • Reception of national delegations
  • Working in the press room and delegation area
  • Accreditation and transportation
  • Collaboration with other volunteers and in the office
  • “Attaché”: that is a member of the staff assigned to a delegation (excellent knowledge of the English language is required for this role)

Volunteers will be placed at the PalaAlpitour (obviously as the main arena) but also in the neighboring areas such as Piazza d’Armi (location of the press and delegation areas), in Piazza Castello (location of the Eurovillage), in the hotels that will host the delegations, in the production offices and in the volunteer office.

Also, a mandatory briefing will be held for the chosen volunteers at the end of February. The place and date are still up in the air and will be communicated via email to the successful candidates. At this briefing, jobs will be assigned and further dates set for subsequent training sessions.

Are there any perks?

Well, all volunteers will be provided with exclusive event uniforms to be worn during shifts, as well as a ticket for public transport and a meal voucher. Unfortunately, if you do not live in or near Turin, there will be no refunds or free accommodations – you will have to pay their own flights/trains and hotels.

Other than that, there isn’t much. Volunteers who help out at Eurovision do this because they truly love the Contest (and it looks great on your CV!). And you never know, you may just get to meet one of this year’s artists or get access to some cool stuff behind the scenes!

What about Covid-19?

It goes without saying that all volunteers are required to follow all Covid-19 regulations in force in Italy in April and May. That will mean being fully vaccinated and getting your booster(s). For anyone to gain access to the Eurovision venues, they will have to show their Super Green Pass (or equivalent). As it is still a few months away, and the Covid-19 situation is always changing, the exact rules will have to be made known at a later date.

If you are interested in volunteering at Eurovision (or have done so in the past), let us know your thoughts about it! Check out one of the hidden perks that was offered to volunteers in Vienna in 2015!

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