International Ice Hockey Federation

Apply as volunteer!

Apply as volunteer!

Volunteer recruitment has started

Published 02.02.2015 11:17 GMT+2 | Author Organizing Committee
Apply as volunteer!
Volunteers Joacim Mäkinen, Timo Koivukoski, Vera Miettinen and Anniina Kosonen during the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Helsinki. Photo: Anni Suikkanen /
Join the 2016 World Juniors volunteers’ team! Helsinki recruits 600-800 volunteers to help with event arrangements. Deadline for applications is 9th March.

The 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Junior Championship volunteer recruitment has started. The organizer is looking to recruit 600-800 volunteers to help with tournament operations at both Hartwall Arena and Helsinki Ice Hall but also in other tasks like accreditation, ticket sales, content production and transportation.

“The event dates are perfect for both volunteers and spectators. It’s holiday season so you can enjoy watching the games or get involved and experience the tournament as a member of our volunteer team,” Deputy General Secretary Tuula Puputti says.

“Long holidays also give a chance for foreign people to join the volunteer team. To make the application process a bit easier for English speakers, we made the recruitment form in English,” Puputti explains.

Volunteers are expected to be over 16 years of age, friendly and out-going. The shifts will be 6-8 hours long and volunteers are asked for commitment of a minimum of four days during the 11-day event. Volunteers will get an event outfit and warm meal during their shift. Volunteers will neither receive compensation for travel nor accommodation.

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

“We’re asking the volunteers to leave their family for 11 or more days during the most special time of the year to help us, but as I’ve felt it they’ll find a new family and friends being part of the volunteer team,” Puputti promises.

To fill in the application - please click here and send the form before the deadline, 9th March. All applicants will be contacted by the beginning of May 2015.


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