If you have always dreamed of being part of the magic of Eurovision, this might be your chance! Turin City Council has launched a call for volunteers together Giovani x Turin, a local youth organisation. This year, 600 volunteers are being recruited in order to make sure the organisation around the Contest runs smoothly.
Who can apply to volunteer?
Local youth organisation Giovani x Turin is looking for 600 volunteers this year, primarily aged under 30 years old.
Then, you need to be available at least 3 shifts out of the following:
- April 1 – April 25
- April 26 – May 7
- May 8 – May 14
- May 15 – May 20
Finally, you need to fully comply with the Covid-19 restrictions currently in place in Italy. For the moment, it means that you need to hold a Super Green Pass (EU vaccination certificate with booster dose or with a recovery certificate). However, these rules may change at any moment.
How can I apply?
If you meet the criteria above, you can fill in the online application form (in Italian). It will firstly ask you for your details, name, phone number, email address, etc. Then, it will also ask which languages you speak, your T-shirt size and your computer skills.
In case you are over 30 years old and you still would like to send an application, you can fill in another online form, which will ask you the same details. However, this one is more specific and you will have to share which role you would like to take and the times slots you will be available for:
- All day
- Morning: 7:00 – 14:00
- Afternoon: 13:00 – 19:00
- Evening: 18:00 – 00:00
What happens next?
If you are successful, you will have to attend a mandatory briefing at the end of February (date and location still to be decided). You should receive an email with all the information when details are finalised. This meeting will be the occasion to assign their tasks to each volunteer. Training sessions will also be organised afterward depending on the role you will receive:
- Tourist information and event venues
- Management of flows and services in various locations (indoors and outdoors)
- Reception of delegations
- Supervisors in the press room and delegation area
- Accreditation and transport
- Collaboration in the volunteer secretariat
- Attaché assigned to a delegation (you need to speak English for this role)
You will not only work at the PalaOlimpico, where the Contest is held. There will be activities in the nearby areas such as Piazza d’Armi (with an area dedicated to media and delegations), Piazza Castello (for the Eurovillage), in the hotels that will host the delegations, in production offices and in the secretariat.
Be mindful, though, that accommodation is not provided if you come from outside Turin, and you will not be paid.
However, you will receive a uniform to wear during your shifts, a ticket for public transport and meal vouchers.
41 countries will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin this year. The contest will be held in the PalaOlimpico with the grand final on Saturday 14th May. Check out the semi final allocations! The first details about the stage were revealed last week and you could see it all for real.
So, will you apply to be a volunteer in Turin? Let us know on our social media channels: @ESCXTRA on Twitter, @escxtra on Instagram and our Facebook page!