Kiev,Ukraine – Want to be part of the world’s greatest music event? You can! NTU, the Host Broadcaster of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest has launched their search for volunteers for the upcoming event.
NTU has started the search for volunteers for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Skills in organisation and foreign languages will be highly appreciated. Those interested to submit their interest have time until February 17th. Afterwards they will be called for interview. The volunteers will not get paid, but they will have access to daily lunch and dinners, and of course access to the event.
So far, more than 1.500 young and ambitious people applied to be a volunteer of Eurovision 2017. Most of the applications came from 18 year old students, but the oldest person to apply was a 64 year old British designer. The highest amount of applications has so far come in from Ukraine (the host country), whilst citizens from Israel, USA, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Poland and Latvia have also applied.
The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Executive Producer Ms. Victoria Romanova says:
We are quite impressed with the high amount of applications on the first day of the volunteers selection. It is also nice that to see that not only Ukrainian citizens, but many people from other countries want to to volunteer. It indicates the high trust the international community has in us and the importance of the competition.
The selection of volunteers will be consisting of 3 stages:
- The first stage will run from 19 December 2016- 17 February 2017. During this period applicants can submit their applications to NTU in order to become a volunteer at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. All the applications will be reviewed and examined
- The second stage will consist of the selection interview and and an English proficiency test.
- After that, the qualified volunteers will be invited to a special training: where they will be taught to provide first aid and communicate with guests during the Eurovision period. They will be coached in building up team spirit and showcasing their best during Eurovision.
Volunteers are an incredibly important part of the production of Europe’s favourite TV show. Without them, it wouldn’t be possible to produce such a large and dynamic music event.