Volunteers – EN

Volunteers – EN2020-01-16T08:23:45+00:00


An event of the size of EuroSkills 2020 can only be organised with the help of some 600 volunteers. They are important “ambassadors” of the event and will make sure that the event runs smoothly and is professionally organised. They are the faces of the event and shape the impression our national and international guests will have. They will be the liaison officers and points of contact for some 10,000 visitors, 650 contestants from 30 nations and about 100 sponsors. While the event profits from their enthusiasm, the volunteers will also benefit from being part of the EuroSkills 2020 family for one intensely exciting and emotional week. They will gather important practical experience, get to know new jobs, they will be part of an international network where valuable contacts can be established and they can look behind the scenes of a great international event.


What’s it all about?

EuroSkills is a vocational skills contest staged every two years in the form of European championships. In 2020, around 650 contestants from eight vocational categories will meet in Graz to compete for victory about 45 skills and trades. They will be accompanied by up to 1,000 coaches and will attract some 10,000 visitors to Graz. Many helping hands will be needed to stage an event of this scale successfully. Volunteers make an important contribution towards this goal.

Whether at the big preparation meeting in March 2020 when the stage is set for the event, during the accreditation process for visitors or behind the scenes in the EuroSkills office: we need YOU!

Who can become a volunteer?

Everybody is welcome to support EuroSkills 2020.

We are looking for volunteers with the following profile:

  • minimum age 15 years

  • friendly, helpful and committed

  • good command of English

  • knowledge of another foreign language in addition to English an advantage
  • availability for the entire set-up period and throughout the event itself, or for shorter periods (depending on area of work)

Areas of work



  • April 2019: Start of the application period
  • September 2019: Recruitment/selection for strategic roles
  • April 2020: End of the application period

CPM (Competition Preparation Meeting)

  • Info evening: February 2020
  • Briefing: early March 2020 (2-3 hours)
  • Working times: 16-19 March 2020 (plus additional preparation and follow-up work between 1 March and 30 March)


  • Info evening: March 2020
  • Briefings: starting in April 2020 (2-3 briefings of 4-6 hours each, depending on the area of responsibility)
  • Work days: 16-20 September 2020 (additional preparations and follow-up work between 20 August and 30 September.)

What’s in it for me?

Helping at EuroSkills 2020 is voluntary and counts as a mandatory internship. You will also benefit from:

  • accomodation provided by the organizer

  • extensive trainee programmes
  • outfits provided by our partner
  • lunches during the work days
  • insurance cover while at work
  • a certificate confirming your voluntary service
  • close contact with contestants, guests and other supporters
  • the enriching experience of being part of a magnificent and exciting event.
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