The Logistics team is responsible for making sure everything goes smoothly throughout the event. Tasks in this area include coordinating and organising on-time deliveries, efficient distribution and storage in a range of locations.
The Venue Management team keeps all operative processes flowing smoothly before, during and after the races in the different start locations as well as at the finish in Innsbruck. Tasks in this area include helping to set up and take down equipment at the venue such as spectator stands, barriers, tents, sound and light systems, etc. You will also be asked to carry out some small manual tasks such as making and repairing things.
If IT support, miles of cables, timing equipment, radio communications and drawing up frequency lists is your kind of thing, then the Technology team is the right place for you! Volunteers working in this area look after the technical side of the World Championships. This includes everything from video and sound to computers and printers. Wherever technology support is needed or there is a problem to be solved, that is where you will be.
Volunteers working in Event Services will be everywhere in the venues – from the visitors’ car park to the start and finish areas – and help spectators, athletes, VIPs and members of the media find their way around as well providing them with information and answering their questions. Your friendly welcome at the info points throughout the venue and at the accreditation checkpoints will be key to ensuring that
everyone attending the World Championships has a great time.
The Hospitality team is responsible for welcoming and looking after VIPs, sponsors and guests. This may be in the special VIP areas and at the VIP events going on throughout the World Championships. You are there to answer questions and make sure VIPs have what they want for the duration of their stay. Part of your job will also be to inform VIPs about the required protocol and to accompany them to the medal ceremonies.
Transport can involve working as a driver or as a coordinator in the transport office. Drivers should be at least 21 years old and have plenty of driving experience with no accidents.
In the run-up to the World Championships the Marketing team will be carrying out promotional work and informing people about the most important highlights at the event. During the event itself, tasks will include putting up banners, flags and signs at all the venues to create a great atmosphere for the fans and riders. You may also be asked to assist with merchandising as well as looking after sponsors and partners.
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS
Media & Communications
An event as spectacular as the UCI Road World Championships attracts the attention of both national and international media to Innsbruck-Tirol. Volunteers in the Media & Communications team will help prepare press conferences and interviews, write texts and social media postings, support the photo/video team, and make sure everything runs smoothly in the media zones. You will deal with
(inter)national media representatives and help them with any questions or problems they may have.
Course Marshals are responsible for monitoring the race course and making sure that no spectators enter the restricted areas, in cooperation with the police and the road safety authority. Races will require up to 700 Course Marshals. Requirements for Course Marshals: you are at least 18 years old, in possession of a valid driving licence class A, B, C1 or C, good German skills.
Volunteers working in Doping Control should be reliable and discrete. They will wait for athletes at the finish and accompany them from the finish line to the doping control station. Volunteers working in this area need plenty of patience – providing the samples required is not always a quick and simple process.
Accreditation is the nerve centre of the World Championships. Several thousand people will receive an accreditation card providing information about which restricted zones they are entitled to access. Volunteers working in Accreditation will make, manage and hand out the accreditation cards, as well as helping people to apply for accreditation and dealing with lost accreditation cards. You will be one of
the first people that teams, partners, volunteers and guests meet when they arrive at the World Championships.
Volunteer Management coordinates and looks after the team of volunteers working at the UCI Road World Championships. In this area you will help other volunteers with questions and problems, hand out the volunteer uniform and help with shift planning. Your base will be the Volunteer Centre. There you will organise fun activities, select the music playlist and generally make sure that there is a good vibe and the volunteers are enjoying themselves.
The Organising Committee will be very busy during the event week coordinating processes and people in the different venues, so they will be very grateful for the help of volunteers working in Administration. Tasks in this area include drawing up and handing out lists, preparing meetings, giving information, monitoring processes and, if necessary, providing operative support.
There is so much going on at big international events like the UCI Road World Championships that it is always possible that we suddenly need someone to help out at one of the venues. That is your job as an allrounder. You will need to be flexible and spontaneous – and the reward for your hard work is that you will get an insight into lots of different areas.