International Ice Hockey Federation

400 helping hands

400 helping hands

Volunteer training has started

Published 28.09.2015 19:11 GMT+3 | Author Elina Pennanen
400 helping hands
Almost 400 volunteers are looking forward to the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. Photo: Jukka Salminen /
Volunteers have diverse tasks at both arenas and also with accreditation, ticket sales, content production and transportation.

The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship volunteer training sessions have started. The organizer is training almost 400 volunteers to help with tournament operations at Hartwall Arena and Helsinki Ice Hall but also in other tasks like accreditation, ticket sales, content production and transportation.

“I’m delighted to see how many volunteers we have helping us to organize the tournament. They have been recruited all around from Finland as well as from North America,” General Secretary Timo Backman says.

Volunteers are expected to work 6-8 hours shifts and they are asked for commitment of a minimum of four days during the 11-day event. In return, volunteers will get an event outfit and warm meal during their shift. Compensation for travel or accommodation is not being paid.

“We wish to create warm and welcoming event for all participants. Volunteers are a great part of the event atmosphere,” Deputy General Secretary Tuula Puputti says.


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