Applications open for volunteers to help at FIFA Women’s World Cup

Applications are open for volunteers who want to help make the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup a success.

About 5,000 volunteers are sought in New Zealand and Australia, the two countries that will co-host the tournament.

In New Zealand, volunteers are required for two tournaments:

  • Intercontinental play-off series (February)
  • Main World Cup tournament (July/August)

Play-offs tournament

The week-long tournament (February 17-23) will decide the last three teams to qualify for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament next July.

Ten teams will take part in the play-off tournament to be held in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau and Hamilton/Kirikiriroa.

Matches will be played at Albany’s North Harbour Stadium and Hamilton’s FMG Waikato Stadium.

North Harbour Stadium … venue for some of the play-off games in February. Image: FIFA/Getty Images.

World Cup tournament

Positions are available covering 25 specialist areas including match operations and referee support, to media, broadcast and drivers.

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To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be 18 years or older by June 1, 2023.
  • be living in one of the host cities or arrange (and pay for) your own accommodation and travel to a host city
    speak at least intermediate level English;
  • be available for a minimum of 5 -12 shifts during the Tournament period (depending on the host city and role)
  • be able to complete an online interview and attend all required training sessions
  • pass a background check
  • be responsible and enthusiastic;
  • be committed to contributing to the organisation of a major global event and representing the FIFA Women’s World Cup with pride and respect.

How to apply

Hamilton’s FMG Waikato Stadium will host play-off games in February.

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