Volunteer opportunity description

Apply now to join our fun and friendly volunteer team and help deliver Great Britain's Fed Cup World Group II Play-Off tie at the Copper Box Arena. No previous tennis or volunteering experience is needed, but bags of enthusiasm and a passion for helping others is a must!

Our volunteer team will play a pivotal role as the public face of the event, ensuring all fans have a memorable and safe experience. As part of our team you'll get to meet lots of new people and watch some world-class tennis. Event apparel, food and training will also be provided.

Please register your interest via the APPLY link above and we will be in touch with next steps.  Please get in touch by Sunday 17 March 2019

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EVENT DETAILS

Great Britain v Kazakhstan, Fed Cup World Group II Play-Off
Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 April 2019

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ROLES

We have four volunteer roles available; Court steward, Ticket checker, Wayfinder and Team Leader (overview of each detailed below). You can nominate which role you would prefer to do on your application form. If your application is successful, you will be allocated a single role for the duration of the event. The start & finish times are the same for all roles (11.00 - 19.00).

Court steward

  • Ensure fans have the correct tickets for your gate and direct them to their seats
  • Help keep your gate clean and tidy throughout the session
  • Allow fans in at the correct times whilst matches are in action

Ticket checker

  • Scan tickets as fans enter the venue
  • Help create an upbeat, positive atmosphere as people arrive
  • Manage arrival queues and assist wheelchair users with accessing their seats

Wayfinder

  • Help direct people to the venue from Stratford tube station/Westfield shopping centre
  • Answer general questions and queries about the event and venue
  • Manage the movement of spectators inside the venue during matches

Team Leader

As a Team Leader, you will typically oversee 8 - 12 volunteer positions in a specific area of the venue. Responsibilities include assisting the Volunteer Manger with communication at a local level, ensuring breaks are taken at the appropriate times and feeding back on any incidents in your area.

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SESSION TIMES

11.00 - 19.00*

*Finish times may vary depending on match length. As a general rule, we try to stand down all volunteers as early as possible.

Breaks

We always timetable sufficient numbers to ensure you’ll receive plenty of regular breaks throughout your session. Plus you’ll always be partnered with at least one other volunteer, so that you’ve got someone to chat with and support you.

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TRAINING SESSION

If selected, you’ll be required to attend the Volunteer Training Session at the Copper Box Arena on:

Wednesday 17 April, 18.30 - 20.00

At the training session, you will receive a briefing on how to perform your role, as well as an overview of the event itself, security & safety briefings and a site tour. You will also receive your event uniform and accreditation at this session.

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WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU…

  • Event-branded uniform
  • Daily food allowance, plus free refreshments
  • Watch some world-class tennis
  • Be at the heart of a major international sporting event
  • Have fun meeting new people
  • A pre-event Training Session to equip you with all the info and confidence you’ll need
  • Links to further volunteering opportunities

Unfortunately we are unable to provide any expenses for travel or accommodation.

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EVENT PARKING

Unfortunately there will be no free parking available for volunteers, however the venue is well served by public transport and there is parking available in the Westfield shopping complex.

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TIMELINE

Applications open Monday 4 March

Applications close Sunday 17 March (23:59)

Positions offered week beginning Monday 25 March

Training session Wednesday 17 April (18.30 - 20.00)

Event Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 April

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REGISTER YOUR INTEREST via the APPLY link above.

Why not apply with family or friends? You will have to submit separate applications, but we will gladly arrange for you to be together at the training session, whilst on site, etc, if selected.

 

Requirements

  • You must be aged 18 or older at the time of the event
  • If selected, you must attend the Volunteer Training Session at the venue
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are available to volunteer for both days of the event
  • Applicants should also note that you will be required to be standing/on your feet for extended periods (although lots of regular, lengthy breaks will be allocated throughout your session)

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times

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About the organisation

Fed Cup by BNP Paribas

Contact:
Hugh Stirling
Volunteer Manager
Organisation’s website:
http://www.lta.org.uk/
Volunteer opportunity website:
http://www.lta.org.uk
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