The organisers of the 37th America’s Cup in Barcelona today announced the launch of the AC37 Volunteer Programme, aiming to create the largest and most passionate Volunteer Team in the history of the event.
“We are seeking the most diverse candidates from all backgrounds and demographics to become ‘Team B’, Team Barcelona, and showcase the event and the city,” said AC37 CEO Grant Dalton. “It’s an ambitious project with a total of 2,300 volunteers required to ensure the smooth running of all facets of the event and is open to all adults, genders, demographics, and abilities. We are seeking volunteers that have a passion for Barcelona, a passion for volunteering, and want to showcase the values of the 37th America’s Cup on the world stage.”
Volunteering is always an integral part of any major global sporting event and offers the selected volunteers the ability to not only watch the event but become a part of it by gaining productive experience through training and briefings offered within the specific areas of volunteering: On Water, On Land and TV & Media.
A variety of volunteer positions are needed, such as supporting the America’s Cup Trophy as it travels around Barcelona, participating in the Green Angels promoting sustainability, the VIP and America’s Cup Village support, Marshall support out on the water, Stake Boat support to manage the America’s Cup racecourse, Port Olímpic Fan Zone support and even Superyacht programme support. The list of roles is comprehensive and there is something for everyone.
The Volunteer registration for the Barcelona events in 2024, is now open and will run through to November 2023 with the review process taking place between December 2023 and February 2024. Appointments and confirmations will be communicated in March 2024.
In addition to the AC37 Team B Volunteer programme for the 68 days of the America’s Cup events taking place between August and October 2024, there is also an immediate call for volunteers to assist the smooth running of the first America’s Cup Preliminary Regatta to be held in Vilanova i La Geltrú. The AC37 Volunteer Programme is seeking 350 individuals, with a preference for local volunteers to apply for the myriad of positions on offer.
Volunteers must be available September 12-17, 2023, with training being conducted September 12-13, 2023.
Applicants for all volunteer roles for the Barcelona 2024 events must be at least 18 years of age on December 31, 2023, and willing to commit to specific 10-day group shifts, published in advance, of approximately six hours for each group per day. Volunteers may apply for all six groups over the 68-day event period or select those that suit them best. Every successful applicant after the initial screening process will be interviewed either in person or via telephone or video conferencing.
Applications must be made via the America’s Cup website: https://www.americascup.com/volunteers