If you love all things Eurovision and would like to become involved with this year's contest in Liverpool then here is your once in a lifetime opportunity.
Competition will be tight for the volunteering roles, so don't hang about get your name down for the biggest music contest in the world NOW!
From this morning the volunteering programme, which the city of Liverpool is hosting on behalf of the Ukraine, has officially opened, giving you the chance to be at the heart of this iconic event.
Approximately 500 roles have been created to support the delivery of this exciting global event, with volunteers being required for various periods of time starting from Monday 1 until Sunday, May 14, 2023.
Guaranteed to be an exciting experience combining hard work and fun, volunteers will have the chance to mix with people from different backgrounds, as well as the opportunity to gain skills along the way.
To apply, volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, be friendly and approachable and have good local knowledge. It’s also a bonus if candidates can speak a language other than English due to the international nature of the event.
Volunteers will be located across the city centre, at the Tourist Information Centre in Liverpool ONE, at the Eurovision Village on the Pier Head and at key transport hubs. Duties will include scanning event tickets, meeting and greeting visitors, or welcoming artists to backstage areas in the Eurovision Village but will NOT include the M&S Arena where the contest will be held.
This writer has attended quite a number of Eurovision Song Contest Finals and if you were hoping to be in the arena, don't worry, most of the activity takes place outside and there is always the opportunity of getting to one of the rehearsals, which are held over the two weeks leading up the the main event on May 13. You will also meet some fantastic people so polish up those language skills.
The aim of organisers is to create a diverse and inclusive volunteering team, with a blend of local volunteers and volunteers with knowledge of the Ukrainian language and culture. Please note, for those outside the UK, volunteers will need a work visa to participate.
To register your interest in becoming a Eurovision Song Contest 2023 volunteer and to find out more about the roles available, visit the Culture Liverpool website.
So, don't delay! The closing date is a fortnight away but like everything else that's super special, get your name down NOW!
The closing date for applications is midnight, Tuesday 14 February.
Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, Councillor Harry Doyle, said: "Since we found out we had the honour of hosting Eurovision on behalf of Ukraine, we have been inundated with requests from people who want to get involved and be part of the warm Liverpool welcome we are renowned for across the globe.
"The complexity around staging an event of this scale won’t surprise anyone – there is a dedicated team of people working hard behind the scenes with the ambition and determination to stage an unforgettable Eurovision which will do the UK and Ukraine proud. Our volunteers will play a vital role in helping us achieve this.
“Enthusiastic volunteers are what make our events great. Visitors from Europe and beyond will descend on our city from May, and despite potential language barriers, a friendly smile from one of our team may just make someone’s trip – and a positive experience will hopefully see them visit the city again in the future.”
To register CLICK HERE