Want to volunteer at the World Equestrian Games? Applications are still being accepted, with many more volunteer positions left to fill before the fast-approaching Games next month.
According to a recent WEG memo, “An estimated 2,500 people are needed to cover the 7,500 volunteer positions available over the three weeks, with two to three six-hour shifts available per day for operational positions ranging from greeters, ushers and golf cart drivers to marketing and media positions, information services and more. While more than 1,100 people have already signed up, TIEC is still in need of volunteers to help make the event experience exceptional for all attendees and participants.”
How to Apply
- Create a profile or login to a pre-existing account.
- Complete all required components of a Volunteer Profile, including entering security information and answering vetting questions.
- Select “Upcoming Events,” then select “Event Days.”
- Volunteers will not receive a call or email confirming placement, but will be able to view the status change on the Volunteer Portal.
Upon approval, login to the TIEC Volunteer Portal to check or make updates to your schedule. An email will be sent notifying all volunteers when the online orientation is available.
The uniform package includes a complimentary hat, “Team Tryon” pin and branded uniform shirts. Volunteers will also receive credentials and a parking pass, as well as access to the Volunteer HQ for snacks and meals for the days they are working. Access to watching events is limited and seat access based on availability during the week(s) volunteers are working.
Volunteers who have been approved for three shifts can request complimentary housing at the Shelby Mission Camp or secure a rental through the lodging portal on Tryon2018.com here. The Community Hosting Initiative Host Application is available at Tryon2018.com under the Volunteer tab for home owners interested in hosting WEG volunteers.
Most importantly, volunteering is just a good way to give back to the sport you love.
“We have already received an immense amount of interest, so please take a moment to apply today,” says Director of Community Outreach Kathryn McMahon. “Volunteering is a brilliant way to get involved in this phenomenal event that will surely make incredible new connections and memories for all. We hope you will join us as we form a strong volunteer team of exceptional individuals for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018.”
The Tryon WEG takes place Sept. 11-23, 2018, at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Tryon, North Carolina. For more information visit Tryon2018.com.