From 11 March to 2 April applications for the Tartu 2024 foundation’s volunteer team are open. Volunteers are sought for the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 events in seven categories: hosts, information staff, volunteers at special events, backstage assistants, technical volunteers, environmental volunteers and photographers.
Photo: Mana Kaasik
Jaan Ulst, the leader of Tartu 2024 volunteers, comments: “The European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 is gaining momentum and the time has come to involve the energy of volunteers in our activities. With today's announcement, we are looking for helpers for the summer period from May to August 2021.”
People from different backgrounds are welcome to apply: both people who are looking for new experiences, and professionals who are ready to share their skills with others. The Tartu 2024 foundation considers open minds and enthusiasm important for the candidates. The goal of the foundation is to assemble a system of volunteers, which by 2024 will include more than a thousand helpers.
Ulst elaborated on the open volunteer roles: “The hosts take care of the comprehensive well-being of the visiting foreign guest. In this role, it is beneficial to know your home area in order to work as a guide. The information staff will help all visitors find solutions to various problems and they have to know the event programme inside out. Volunteers for special events take part in organising gala dinners and outstanding parties. Backstage assistants are responsible for the well-being of stage performers and the smooth running of the schedule. Technical volunteers are involved in construction and other technical issues. Environmental volunteers raise the guests’ awareness of environmentally friendly practices. Photographers capture special moments.”
Photo: Mana Kaasik
How to apply?To apply you must fill out the following form, which can also be done in English, as non Estonian-speaking people are welcome to join the volunteer team.
The application deadline is 2 April. After that, candidates will be interviewed and their profile and role in the Tartu 2024 team will be determined.
Volunteers will be contacted via email. They will receive important and practical updates about volunteer information days and work schedules.
What will Tartu 2024 offer to the volunteers?Volunteering is a fulfilling job that provides multifaceted experiences. Those who are chosen, will join a tight-knit team and they will have the opportunity to work in a network that consists of artists, event organisers, visionaries and community representatives. The volunteers will also get Tartu 2024 branded merchandise, training according to their position and catering depending on their shift.
More information: Jaan Ulst and Agnieszka Kunz email@example.com