The University of Malaga is managing volunteering for the World Transplant Games WTG Malaga 2017 and is seeking volunteers to help at the different sporting and fringe events included in the WTG2017 program.
In addition to joining the fantastic group of people who are working to organize the most important international event for transplant athletes, you will also have the opportunity to meet people with a huge will to overcome obstacles and succeed and who, in spite of needing a transplant from another person, want to demonstrate their strength and sporting spirit to themselves and others.
Who can join the group of sports volunteers?
Any person can be part of the group, as long as they have time available and the desire to help others. Speaking English (the official language of the Games) is an advantage.
Registration of volunteers open until April 16
What does being a sports volunteer involve?
The organization of the WTG2017, like all large sporting events, requires the collaboration of volunteers due to the complexity of the event. The work of volunteers is fundamental as they carry out diverse basic roles to ensure that the Games function well, such as supporting the competitors, accompanying the teams, translating and interpreting, providing support in tasks related to protocol, etc.
The sports volunteer is a legally recognized figure in Andalusia under Royal Decree 55/2004, which covers their rights and obligations.
As a volunteer, you will be insured throughout the activity, a picnic will be provided for lunch if it is necessary during the event, and you will receive appropriate clothing and credentials for identification. You will receive a certificate of participation at the end and, if you meet the requirements by being a university student, you can apply to have your collaboration recognized as ECTS credits according to the number of hours you have collaborated.
What do we offer you?
- Have a great experience.
- Meet new people.
- Have fun while learning.
- Collaborate in an international charitable activity.
- Represent the Games and the city of Malaga.
- Discover new possibilities for professional development.
What do we require?
- A completed registration form.
- A positive and supportive attitude.
- Availability to attend the training meetings prior to the Games and the Games themselves.
- Permission to use your image as a volunteer, and your willingness to be a vehicle of communication for the messages about building awareness of organ transplant and its importance.
If you would like to participate as a volunteer, complete the form………………. and we will be in touch.
A call will be sent by email for the first training activity for volunteers. The information can be followed on the website and on social media (Facebook and Twitter).
The official language of the Games is English, and therefore it is essential that volunteers speak this language, as well as Spanish. There are a few exceptions to this, in which case you will be informed directly.
In addition to the training days, our volunteers must be available, as a maximum, two days before and one day after the celebration of the Games, in other words, from June 23 to July 3.
There is no age limit as long as your health permits you to volunteer and you are available to do the training and to collaborate during the days the Games take place.
This will depend on the needs and abilities of each person and the interests indicated on the initial registration form will be taken into account. Each volunteer will be informed nearer the date.
All our volunteers will receive training prior to the celebration of the World Transplant Games. There are two modalities:
- Face-to-face, in the case of residents of the city of Malaga. This will be delivered in the weeks before the Games, during the month of June.
- Online, for those who are based outside of Malaga.
The organizers are not responsible for volunteers’ expenses for travel, transport or accommodation, but we are working to arrange offers for those who need them.
If needed, transport and a picnic lunch will be provided during the week of the Games.
You have been accepted at the time of completing registration if you meet all requirements. There are a few exceptions to this, in which case you will be informed directly. It is possible to register as a volunteer until the estimated number of volunteers needed has been reached.