Event description

The EuroGames 2016 event in Helsinki and its neighbouring cities of Vantaa and Espoo will be held from 29th of June to 2nd of July 2016. It is the biggest LGBTIQ sporting event in Europe for thousands of people from all over the world. The organizing sport club is HOT Helsinki (Finnish LGTB sports club). The sport club has already made several contracts with the professional sport clubs and other partners to make the event successful. All the sport venues are already existing sport halls and fields. HOT Helsinki welcomes all European sport clubs and individual sportsmen and women to participate in the EuroGames. The organisers offer you the most professional sport events as well as interesting and memorable cultural and human rights events during the games. There will be at least 14 different sports in Helsinki EuroGames 2016: badminton, basketball, bowling, bridge, dancing, floorball, football, golf, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field & cross-country running and volleyball. Non-competitive sporting events are as well offered, for example yoga. The organisers expect all together 3,000 participants and 2,000 other visitors from all over the world to arrive in Helsinki. Being the neighbouring country and having good transport connections to Russia and the Baltic countries, many participants from there are expected.

Volunteering opportunities

All together hundreds of volunteers are needed in order to deliver the event successfully. EuroGames needs for example people with experience in the offered sports, security persons, chauffeurs, receptionists and people to accommodate the participants. Before the games: communication & marketing team members; ICT team members; sponsor & sales team members are welcome. During the games: sports officials, guides and referees for badminton, bowling, dance, floorball, football, running, swimming, tennis and volleyball; accreditation centre (reception) chief & personnel; first aid persons; performers for Opening Ceremony; photographers; roadies; security staff (with license); traffic controller are welcome. Language skills or any other special skill is not a must, so everyone should be able to find a way to be of help.

Volunteer package

Helsinki Region Transport public transport tickets are granted for volunteers, so transportation is easy, even if you don’t live in the Helsinki city area.