No FIFA World Cup™ or any other major sporting event would be the same without the tremendous contribution of its volunteers, who provide key support to a wide range of operational areas while also creating the fantastic atmosphere during the tournament through their friendliness and joy.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Volunteer Programme presents thousands of people from Russia and other countries with the unique opportunity to be part of the biggest single sporting event in the world and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. There are several stages of the programme, including recruiting, selecting and training the volunteers in all 11 Host Cities, and finally organising their work during the event and appreciating their effort and dedication.

In total, there will be around 5,500 volunteers involved in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 15,000 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Dedicated centres located at leading Russian educational institutions will be responsible for recruiting and selecting applicants living in Russia. International candidates will apply and go through the selection process from their respective home countries with online support.

Candidates should be over 18 years-old, speak English and possess effective teamwork skills. Previous volunteering experience will be an additional advantage. The volunteers will provide support in areas such as Ceremonies, Transport, Media, Protocol, Language Services, Doping Control and Fan Services.

Applications for both FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup now open on Registration is open to everyone, regardless of the gender, ethnic background and physical ability. There is only one requirement: volunteers wishing to participate at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup must be at least 18 years old by the 10th of May 2017, and those wishing to volunteer at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ must be at least 18 years old by the 10th of May 2018.