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Apply to become a volunteer and help Scotland power the bike at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, 3 - 13 August 2023.

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Overview

We’re bringing 13 world championships together in one mega event, the 2023 UCI Cycling Worlds, between 3 - 13 August. 

It’s the biggest cycling event ever with a global audience of millions, hundreds of thousands of visitors in attendance, and we can’t do it without you.

We’re looking for people to help us show the world the best of Scottish hospitality. Volunteers will be the heart and soul of this event, creating an atmosphere like no other for everyone involved.

Apply now and help Scotland power the bike at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships!

 

Eligibility

You must be:

  • 16 years or older as of 1 July 2023
  • Available to volunteer for approximately 6 shifts from 24 July - 15 August 2023
  • Allowed to volunteer in the UK
  • Able to communicate confidently in English (speaking, reading, listening & writing). English or British Sign Language does not need to be your first language
  • Willing to undergo a background security check and provide accepted proof of identity (if required for your role)
  • Available to participate in the selection process, either online, via telephone, or in person

Volunteer roles

We’ll ask you to choose your top three preferred volunteer departments. The information you give us about your skills, interests and experience will help us match you to the most suitable role.


Spectator Services

Thousands of visitors will descend on Scotland and you’ll be ready on the frontlines of our official locations and Fan Zones to give them a friendly welcome, answer questions and help with directions.

 

Event Operations

Help this event run smoothly by bringing your administrative, logistics and problem solving skills.

Accreditation

You’ll be the first point of contact for athletes, officials, VIPs, media, UCI team members and fellow volunteers as you assist with check-ins and create passes.

There’s a chance that our Accreditation Centres may be opening in July, so we need Volunteers to be available earlier than the event dates!

Transport

It’s not all about bikes! We need you to help manage and support shuttle services that transport our athletes, officials and fans from A to B around our key locations all over Scotland.

Transport Fleet

We also need volunteers with valid and clean driving licences to drive our vehicles, make sure they’re in tip-top condition and help with logistics. 

Accommodation

Athletes, officials and fans will be calling Scotland home for the event, and we need you to make them feel like they’re at home. You’ll help with arrivals & departures, assisting at information desks and all things customer care.

Technology

Technology makes our event tick and we need skilled volunteers to provide admin support on the helpdesk. You’ll be troubleshooting problems and reporting issues, so strong tech skills are a must.

Workforce & Volunteer Services

You’ll be supporting the workforce across the event, ensuring daily information is up to date, providing admin support and customer service and assist with check-ins. You’ll create a fun, engaging environment for all who make the event happen.

 

Media, Marketing & Comms

The world will be watching and with all eyes on Scotland you’ll help make sure that everything goes to plan. 

Media Operations

You’ll help run all media facilities for journalists and photographers by ensuring their spaces are well maintained and providing admin support.

Broadcast

The International Broadcast Centre needs people with strong admin skills to keep a challenging and complex working environment as calm and orderly as it can possibly be!

Comms Support

You’ll be in the thick of things by capturing and creating social media content that shows the very best of the Championships. We need people with an interest in Media, Marketing, PR and Social to gather quotes and photos that will engage a huge global audience.

 

Hospitality

You’ll be on site to make sure every single visitor has the best experience possible.

Hospitality Areas

You’ll be part of a buzzing team that manages arrivals and coat check. With people from all around the world in attendance, good communication skills are a must.

Championships Family Services

You’ll be supporting the official events and Championships HQ by working on welcome desks and admin support.


Sport Operations

Sport

Do you have specific knowledge and experience within a particular cycling discipline? Then we need you!

You’ll have behind-the-scenes access to the Championships as you support events, venue requirements, equipment management and call room.

Sport Services

You’ll support everything sport, including info desks, admin tasks, team manager meetings. We also need people to act as anti-doping chaperones and results runners. 

Medal Ceremonies

This is where dreams come true! You’ll be part of the team that makes the ceremonies happen and honours every medalist. You’ll make sure people are in the right place at the right time and other operational support duties.

A volunteer hands out a flag to spectators
I am passionate about people of all ages getting involved...people will come from all over the country and beyond, help support a unique event, reunite with old friends and meet new friends for life.

What you get

This is a once-in-a-lifetime event and an unmissable opportunity to help us stage it, showing the world the very best of Scotland and its potential as the cycling capital of the world.

You’ll also meet new people, learn new skills and create memories. 

You’ll receive a 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships uniform to wear with pride while volunteering. 

You’ll get food and drinks on your shifts. Travel support is also available - within a reasonable distance.

Timeline

Apply

August – October 2022

Selection

October – March 2023

Role Offers

March – April 2023

Shift allocation

April – May 2023

Training

June – July 2023

Uniform

July 2023

Event

August 2023

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Frequently asked questions

It’s a great way to learn new skills, meet new people, give something back to your community, and show the world the very best of Scotland.

No. Enthusiasm is more important. We’ll match your interests to the right role.

No. We are looking for volunteers with a range of skills, interests and experience.

Yes. You must be 16 years of age or older as of the 1st July 2023.

We’ve got loads on offer and we’ll match your interests to the best fit. 

No, however we will prioritise those that are. 

If you have a particular interest in an event hosted elsewhere, we will consider that.

If you are a UK Citizen, have settled status, pre-settled status, are seeking asylum, have the right to remain in the UK or are here on a Tier 4 student visa, then you can volunteer. We welcome applications from international volunteers at this time and are working with our partners to understand what opportunities may be available. If you are an international volunteer, you will be responsible for your own travel and accommodation.

Most roles will be six shifts. Some road races will require fewer.

You must be able to speak and read English or communicate in British Sign Language.

All across Scotland - view all of our venues on our website

Yes, within a reasonable distance. Full details will be available closer to the event.

A 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships uniform.

Food & beverage allowance during shifts.

Behind-the-scenes access into an incredible event.

No. You must make your own arrangements.

All volunteers will be trained to carry out their role.

You will not be given tickets, but you can still buy tickets for any event. 

We ask you to update your availability on the system so we don’t put you on shift during the event you wish to attend as a spectator.

Yes. Please let us know that you require this so we can put the necessary arrangements in place.

Please let us know your individual circumstances and we’ll do what we can to ensure you have what you need.

Some roles may require checks. We won’t ask for this information unless it’s required, and we’ll let you know before you  confirm your role.

Yes. You can volunteer for as many hours as you wish and still claim benefits if you continue to meet the conditions of the benefit you receive and you only get money from volunteering to cover expenses (such as travel costs). If you have any concerns please speak directly to your Department for Work and Pensions office.

Further information can be found on the Volunteer Scotland website.  

Yes. One person should take the leadership role and others can join as a group member. Please contact the Volunteer Team to find out more.

Contact the volunteer team.

Yes, if they have signed up via your invite link.

This may be possible. Please apply for the same roles and locations and contact us when you attend the selection stage.

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