Glasgow and Scotland host the biggest cycling event EVER. 13 World Championships. 11 days. 1 mega event.
Applications are now closed. We thank everyone for their support and enthusiasm to help Scotland power the bike at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, 3 – 13 August 2023.
Help the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships power the bike by volunteering!
We have received a great response to the volunteer opportunities and are excited to see our volunteers accepting their role offers.
This is an ongoing process so if you haven’t heard from us yet about the outcome of your application, please bear with us while we work through all the information you have provided.
We look forward to welcoming our volunteers to the team and creating a can’t miss event together.
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
Deadline – 20 March 2023
October – March 2023
March – April 2023
April – May 2023
June – July 2023
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.
We’ve got loads on offer and we’ll match your interests to the best fit.
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.
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. Shifts range from 4-8 hours average, however some may be longer if required by the sport competition schedule.
You must be able to speak and read English or communicate in British Sign Language.
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.
There are no formal interviews as part of the process. We will review your application and, if selected, offer you a role based on the information you provide.
We recommend that you are available for 6 shifts between 24th July and 15th August. If you are offered a role you will be asked to provide information on your availability to enable us to create your personal schedule.
Benefits and support
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.
All volunteers will be trained to carry out their role.
No. You must make your own arrangements.
You will not be given tickets, but you can still buy tickets for any event.
We understand that a lot of you will be cycling fans and interested in attending the event, therefore where possible, if you have purchased a ticket for the event, we will do our best to accommodate shifts around your availability. However, we ask you to please remember that there is still a requirement to be available for 6 shifts throughout the championships.
Please let us know your individual circumstances and we’ll do what we can to ensure you have what you need.
Yes. Please let us know that you require this so we can put the necessary arrangements in place.
To access your volunteer profile, follow this link: https://uci2023.rosterfy.com/login
We’re pleased to advise we are reviewing all applications, making our selections, and shortlisting candidates for volunteer roles. We will be issuing role offers throughout March & April. Remember you can view which stage your application is at in the Dashboard section of your portal.
Where possible we will try our best to accommodate your chosen venue. As this is our second round of recruitment, you will be offered a role that is available and may not be offered your preferred role. You are able to decline the offer if you do not want to take up that role and will be placed on the reserve list.
Being part of the event workforce means being part of a team, and it is all hands on deck to deliver a world-class event for all. Unfortunately, we cannot facilitate individual requests about specific roles and duties, and encourage you to see this as an opportunity to be part of a broader team, make new friends and potentially learn new skills.
Scheduling and rostering
There will be a variety of volunteer roles which will require different time commitments. The number of shifts volunteers are asked to commit to will vary depending on the role. A typical volunteer role will involve 8 hour shifts and 6 shifts across the competition. Most shifts will begin in the morning.
The requirements for roles will be established according to the competition schedule and cultural events programme. We will ensure the programme is as accessible as possible by taking into consideration individual circumstances. The health, safety and wellbeing of volunteers is paramount. Breaks will be accommodated during your shift based on the length of your shift, but always speak to your team leader/supervisor if you need to rest.
Training and uniform collection
We'll be having a mix of online and in-person training sessions with general, role, and venue-specific content. Training will be dependent on your role, and therefore more details will be issued after role offers.
Uniform collection is expected to be in July. We will release further details in the coming months.
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