Areas of responsibility
The Local Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 will require volunteer support in 13 different areas of responsibility. You'll find brief descriptions of these areas and the associated tasks below.

Accreditation
This department plans and controls access to the stadium and adjacent areas. Apart from the spectators, groups such as local staff, media representatives, sponsors and VIP guests require access to the stadiums. Volunteers for this department work at an accreditation centre, greeting guests and checking their credentials, and issuing personalised identity documents.

Accommodation
The accommodation department of the Local Organising Committee is responsible for liaising with the FIFA Accommodation Office and actively cooperating with the hotels that will accommodate FIFA officials, the teams and the referees. Volunteers will assist us for administrative matters such as assisting the FIFA and LOC teams to prepare office rooms for any events in the hotels and other matters related to accommodation.

Guest Services
More than 200,000 spectators from Azerbaijan and overseas are expected to attend matches at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012. Volunteers will be the first point of contact for visitors and fans. You will provide information, advice and support as required.

Hospitality
This department is responsible for the sponsors’ and VIP areas. Volunteers will help in organisational matters, welcoming guests, and providing information.

IT & Telecommunication
To provide an optimal working environment for the FIFA team, Local Organising Committee staff and media representatives, we require a reliable and extensive IT and telecommunication network in all venues. Volunteers will assist in setting up and operating this network. Duties will include IT service and support.

Logistics
This department is responsible for efficient delivery, storage and distribution operations. Volunteers will assist in coordinating and organising deliveries, setting up and dismantling temporary structures, and the punctual delivery, loading and unloading of goods.

Marketing
Volunteers will support the marketing department in daily office-based tasks by running sponsor promotions and by monitoring and protecting partners’ exclusive advertising rights. You will also help in producing and installing branding material at the stadiums.

Media and Communications
A Stadium Media Centre will be established at each FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 stadium, as a base for media representatives to file their reports around the world. Volunteers will be the first point of contact for media representatives, passing on the latest information, helping to organise and coordinate news conferences, and assisting reporters in the press box.

Protocol
This department is responsible for VIP guests from the worlds of politics, business and sport during stadium visits. Volunteers will greet guests, and escort them to the VIP area and seating.

Ticketing
More than 200,000 match tickets will be available for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012. Volunteers will support the ticketing department and assist ticket holders as required.

Transportation
This department is responsible for smooth and efficient transportation services for staff, FIFA guests and partners and the Local Organising Committee. Volunteers will work as drivers, travel centre staff, and coordinators at airports, rail stations and hotels, welcoming and accompanying guests.

Tournament and Match Organisation
This department is responsible for all activities directly relating to the operation of the match schedule. Duties will include maintaining the regulations for the tournament, individual matches and the supporting programme. Volunteers will assist the Local Organising Committee in all aspects of tournament and match preparation.

Volunteer Management
All activities relating to work carried out by volunteers will be co-ordinated and implemented by the volunteer management team. Tasks will include compiling duty rotas, assisting the volunteers, and organising the volunteer support programme.