FIFA seek 5,000 volunteers to help run Women’s World Cup tournament

FIFA have launched their Volunteer Programme for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023, seeking 5,000 enthusiastic people to support the tournament.

Volunteers will play an important role in welcoming the world to the tournament, giving locals across the Host Cities the chance to share their knowledge and culture with participating teams and visitors.

Volunteers will be the public-facing team on the ground, representing the FIFA Women’s World Cup with pride, enthusiasm and respect. Volunteers help in stadiums, training venues, FIFA Fan Festival sites, hotels, transport hubs and airports, and roles run throughout the tournament starting from June 25 to August 22, 2023.

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

Jane Patterson, FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 COO (Aotearoa New Zealand) said:

“The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 brings together so many diverse people and cultures. We’ll be delivering a world-class event to a global audience, so if you want to be part of history, and gain a once-in-a-lifetime experience we’d encourage you to apply through the FIFA volunteer platform.”


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.

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February intercontinental play-off series

Volunteers are also sought to help at February’s 10-national tournament being staged in Auckland and Hamilton.

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