World Orienteering Championship
Description: Holding the World Orienteering Championships in Estonia is a dream come true to the Estonian orienteering community - a fantastic opportunity to present our hospitality, interesting terrains and high level organization to all orienteering friends across the world. The World Orienteering Championships in the beginning of July 2017 will not only be an event to award the titles to the best orienteers in the world but also an exciting week for TV viewers, spectators and participants of the spectators races.The task of hosting team is to provide excellent environment for the competition to make sure the participants can give their best every day. To accomplish this huge task, altogether around 400 volunteers are invited. Among them there is also international volunteers team from all over the world i you More info can be found here: http://woc2017.ee/
Type of Work: Setting up an event this large is a lot of work. Our volunteers mostly help with building the whole infrastructure for the competitions. There are six main competition days, each at a different location, usually in the middle of the forest and far from the city. The competition centres need a lot of infrastructure set up every day: tents for registration, luggage claim and medical aid; stages for award ceremonies, traffic barriers for start and finish, showers for participants and a lot more. Be ready for physical work in any weather, some of it at the early hours before the competition day starts. Detailed work schedules will be announced around June 15th.No prior orienteering experience is required. Volunteers are expected to work 6-7 hours per day. 3.07 and 5.07 are days off, when some optional social programme and sightseeing tours are arranged.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be offered floor accommodation in school classrooms or sporthall in Tartu (exact address to be specified later) for the whole duration of the event. Please bring a sleeping bag. If you have a camping mattress, we recommend to bring it as well. Toilets and showers are available both at the accommodation site and at the event centres. Volunteers will be provided with plenty of food and drinks during working days however not during days off. To more distant event locations bus transportation will be provided.
Requirements: Special requirementsBring a sleeping bag and camping mattress. Wear comfortable clothing that considers the nature of the sport event. Bring waterproof clothes, Estonian summer can be rainy Be prepared to stay outdoors for extended periods. Relatively good level of spoken English is required. No prior orienteering experience is required.PARTICIPATION FEEWe ask participants to contribute 30 Euro towards the costs of general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer to the account below before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make bank transfer please contact your sending organization for solution.
Approximate Location: LocationTartu is a university town and a city of youth The time-honoured university, museum-rich Hanseatic city of Tartu lies on the banks of the River Emajgi. The capital of southern Estonia is the second largest city, and the oldest in the Baltic States. Tartu is a modern city with a rich historical heritage and culture. It is the cradle of the Estonian Song Festival, Estonian theatre and the Estonian state; Tartu is the intellectual capital of Estonia where national awareness and culture of Estonia was born www.visittartu.com/en/why-visit-tartu-3/LEISUREAll volunteers will have access to the culture programme and sightseeing tours that we provide for the event participants. You are more than welcome to participate in the spectactor race (www.tow.ee/en/) for free. There are also short tracks that are perfectly suitable for beginners i a fun way to get to know orienteering
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