A group of people of all ages, united by a great passion for sports. The team of volunteers who will play an operational role at the Roma 2024 European Athletics Championships, to be held from 7 to 12 June, is taking shape. The “Roma 2024 Volunteers” project has so far received more than 1.300 applications, including around 300 from outside Italy from all continents. Applicants ranged in age from 18 to over 64.

Humangest, as HR supplier to the EuroRoma 2024 Foundation, which is organising the international sports event, continues its recruiting activities.

The term for the applications has been extended until 26 April with the aim of selecting 1.100 people at the end of the process. All those interested in participating in the Europeans as volunteers can fill in the form available here.

The EuroRoma 2024 Foundation also launched a volunteer recruitment campaign in high schools in the Lazio region and in amateur sports clubs (ASD) affiliated to Italian Athletics Federation (FIDAL).

To further support the campaign, ‘recruiting days’ will be held around Italy in the coming weeks to provide prospective volunteers with detailed information about the experience they will have during the event. Three dates have already been set for the FIDAL Regional Committees: 27 March in Pescara, 10 April in Naples and 17 April in Rome.

“I have also been a volunteer in the past, at the Olympic Stadium for the Golden Gala and I invite everyone to attend the European Athletics Championships in Rome, which will be an incredible event. We athletes are waiting for you to have fun together, come and cheer us on”, is the message from the Italian national sprinter Lorenzo Simonelli on the Roma 2024 digital channels.

Volunteers who become part of the “Roma 2024 Volunteers” team will have the opportunity to meet the most important European athletes and watch the competitions at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. They will also receive a number of exclusive benefits: access to specific training sessions organised by Humangest and the EuroRoma 2024 Foundation, an official uniform made by Karhu, the official supplier of the event’s technical equipment, which will be given to each volunteer, and participation in a special party.

After the selection phase, volunteers will undergo an initial general training course, both online and in-person, and will then be assigned to specific functional areas related to the organisation of the event:

  • Accreditation
  • Spectator Services
  • Competitions
  • Protocol and Ceremonies
  • Media-Communication
  • Medical-Anti-Doping Area
  • Hotels
  • Logistics
  • Transport
  • Venue
  • Hospitality
  • Sponsor Services
  • Marketing

Some of the volunteers will be around the city of Rome in strategic locations to provide information and cultural tourism services in the run-up to the European Athletics Championships.

Requirements for participation in the Humangest selection process:

a) have reached the age of 18 by 7 June 2024, i.e. by the start of Rome 2024 (or, in the case of secondary activities, have reached the age of majority at the start of the volunteering experience);
b) be Italian citizens with knowledge of English or citizens of other nationalities with basic knowledge of English and Italian;
c) enjoyment of civil and political rights;
d) ensure a minimum availability of participation in the event based on the dates of the official calendar and/or side events.