Barcelona 2013 reaches milestone of 4,000 volunteer registrations

BCN2013 - General

More than 4,000 people that seek to become a volunteer at Barcelona 2013 have already signed up for the 15th FINA World Championships. The milestone was reached today, proving the great interest helpers have in becoming part of the major sporting event, which is one of the biggest international sporting events to be held this upcoming summer. The 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013 will be take place from 19 July to 4 August, featuring six aquatic sports during 16 days of competition.

The volunteer recruitment campaign kicked off on 11 September 2012. In less than five months, expectations of event organisers regarding the number of volunteers have been surpassed. Initially, Barcelona 2013 organisers estimated a number of 3,000 volunteers to be necessary to cover the event.

While the number of registrations keeps growing, members of the BCN2013 Volunteer Department have started to offer general training sessions for the future volunteers, informing them about their tasks at the Montjuïc Olympic Stadium on the weekends.

Members of the Barcelona 2013 Organizing Committee consider the work of volunteers indispensable to guarantee the success of an event of this magnitude. During the World Championships, which will be held at four competition venues, over 14,000 accredited people will have to be attended at different locations (airport, hotels, village, MPC and IBC, etc.).