In July and August 2017, London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will light up for a spectacular Summer of World Athletics. It will be the biggest global sporting event of the year. London 2017 is also the first time that the IAAF World Championships (14 - 23 July) and the World ParaAthletics Championships (3 - 13 August) will be held in the same summer, in the same city. That means 245 events over 20 days of sporting drama, 3,300 athletes from around the globe, and one golden opportunity for you to be part of the action – and history in the making.
The work of volunteers is fundamental to the success of athletics in London. So whether you want to develop your skills, take on a new role or get involved in the sport for the first time there are plenty of opportunities available. With volunteers contributing over 1.2 billion hours each year to support sport, Athletics provides opportunities for everyone. Volunteering is vital to the survival of Athletics and the growth and improved structure of clubs. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games presented the UK sport with its biggest opportunity for a generation. 2014 saw the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, then 2016 has the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games before the 2017 World Athletics Championships take place in London. It is a tremendous decade of sport with many major events taking place on these shores or within London. Athletics provides opportunities for everyone to get involved. Whether you can offer your services for a couple of nights a week, a couple of nights a month, or at a couple of key events each year you can make a real difference. There are opportunities for everyone ranging from making the tea to measuring the long jump to Chairperson.