The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010. This will be the first World Cup held in Europe since 2006. The final tournament will involve 32 national teams, which include 31 teams determined through qualifying competitions and the automatically qualified host team. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final is expected to take place in Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium.
It is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for thousands of people from Russia and all over the world to participate in the organising of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, to contribute the biggest sport festival in the world. The key elements of the programme are attraction of the volunteers, recruitment, training and management during the events as well as organising the network of volunteers’ centres in the host cities. The Volunteer Programme plans to involve around 5 500 volunteers for the Confederations Cup in 2017, while 15,000 will take part in the organisation of the first World Cup to be held on Russian soil. Applications will be accepted until the end of 2016 (event is closed) The recruitment, selection and training of volunteers will take place in 15 centres across all eleven host cities. All applicants, including from outside the World Cup host cities and from abroad will go through the process online. Candidates must be over 18, speak English and possess great team skills.