Manchester 2023: Applications open for volunteer opportunities

Around 250 volunteers to help delivering the World Championships; completed application forms must be submitted to no later than 24 March 07 Feb 2023
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ⒸManchester 2023 LOC
By Manchester 2023 LOC and World Para Swimming

The search begins to find around 250 volunteers to play a vital role in delivering the Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships.
In less than six months’ time, a newly refurbished Manchester Aquatics Centre will play host to the world’s best Para swimmers as the 11th edition of the World Championships takes place from 31 July to 6 August.

Manchester will welcome over 600 Para athletes from over 70 nations as they meet in a week of thrilling competition. With Great Britain hosting the championships on two previous occasions, Glasgow 2015 and London 2019, the search is now on once again to assemble a community of passionate, dedicated volunteers to help deliver a truly unique event this summer.

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Applications are open to everyone 18 years and older, with a variety of roles available including hospitality, athlete and event services, ticketing and spectator services, ceremonies, media operations and much more, presenting a vast range of opportunities to play a part in an event that is also a crucial qualifier for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

Volunteer applicants must be able to speak and read English or communicate using British Sign Language (BSL); and must also be eligible to volunteer in the United Kingdom (volunteers outside the UK are responsible for arranging VISA requirements).

No previous volunteer experience or formal qualifications are needed to participate as role and venue specific training will be provided once roles have been allocated; aligning preferences, availability, skills and experience with Championship needs.

Completed application forms must be submitted to no later than Friday 24 March (midnight, UTC) via the online registration form.

Speaking on the opening of applications Head of Sport and Operations – Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships, Thysia Pater-Dye commented:

“It can’t be understated the hugely important role that volunteers play at the heart and soul of the Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships, helping make both athletes’ and spectators’ journeys very special.

“This is an opportunity to be part of something really special. The majority of our roles don’t require formal experience or qualifications, and can be a great way to develop skills and experience that will be invaluable for you and your future career. We welcome interest from all who can bring positivity and passion to an inclusive, people-centred workforce team.”

Following the application closing date (Friday, 24 March 2023), applicants will receive details on the next stage of their volunteer journey for the Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships (N.B. Pre and post Championships roles are available, and depending on the volunteer role that is allocated to you, the minimum number of shifts required will be confirmed in the next stage).

If you have any questions regarding volunteer applications, please do not hesitate to email the team at