Secure your place as a volunteer at the 7th edition of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 in Cologne!
Please note: All applicants must be 18 years or older (cut-off date May 29, 2017). For those applicants under the age of 18 a written declaration of consent from a parent or a legal guardian (exclusively via post) is required.
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At visitor service, you are the first point of contact for all spectators in the hall and thus the first "face" of the event. You will provide the international visitors with information about transport in Cologne and its routes, the various minor events that take place within the framework of the VELUX EHF FINAL4, about the many popular sites in the city as well as all relevant information about the event. You will help with the framework programme of the fan area before the event, put the final touches on the preparation within the arena and ensure that everything runs smoothly.
A variety of reporting is essential for every event, so in order for the media to enjoy optimal working conditions, many organisational tasks must be done in advance as well as during the event. You will help to inform the media about all important information and news, hand out accreditations and assign journalists and photographers to their places. Post-match press conference must be prepared and many important tasks that contribute to the external coverage of the event are handled by the media volunteers.
One of the most important areas of duty is the logistics. The preparation of an event such as the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2017 requires a high logistic effort, as the set-up must be built within a very short time in the arena and the volunteers will help turn an empty hall into a "handball temple". You will also be active in and around the matches with logistics volunteers being responsible for various items people reaching the desired location, whether it’s from storage to the hotels or from the arena to the training halls. In logistics, the volunteers receive some of the greatest insights into the organisation of such a large event.
During the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2017 many organisers and their employees are on the go. Volunteers from the staff shuttle bear a heavy responsibility - the organisers and officials must be safely and reliably brought from the hotel to the arena and to the respective side events. Not only is the transport of key employees the responsibility of the staff shuttle service, but also smaller errand trips and transport of material from the arena to the team or VIP hotel will be included. You will get to know all of the places that belong to such a big event. This major event takes place not only within the LANXESS arena, but the VELUX EHF FINAL4 is now an integral part of the entire city of Cologne.
As a hotel volunteer you are an important member of the EHF team. Everything at the event is managed from the hotel; this is essentially the control room. Your duties will encompass everything from simple errands up to the support of important guests, players and officials. It is a role that requires a lot of flexibility, resistance to stress and a professional appearance.
Alongside the main events of matches between the four teams, a large and comprehensive entertainment show plays an important part in the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2017. Laser and light effects, flying platforms, pyro shows and choreography - the shows at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 have set standards year after year. As part of the entertainment crew you will be actively involved in the opening show, the players’ entry, the award ceremony and other show elements. However, you should be resilient and resistant to stress as a volunteer in the entertainment group, because you have to be ready to deal with shifts in the late evening.