30,000 Volunteers needed for Expo 2020
Reem Bint Ebrahim Al Hashemi, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, unveiled the initiative to recruit volunteers for Expo 2020 stating that 7000 volunteers have registered so far and that a total of 30,000 volunteers are required to join the Expo 2020 team, which will be the region’s biggest event.
“It is hard to overstate just how important volunteers will be to the success of Expo 2020 Dubai. The volunteers will help welcome the world to the UAE, introducing millions of people to the immersive experience, exciting events and engaging discussions that will take place at the Expo 2020 Dubai site,” said Al Hashemi in her opening remarks at the unveiling of the House of Volunteers.
The House of Volunteers is a dedicated space from which the cadre of volunteers will operate and it will also be the place where they will get interviewed, train, bond together and hang out.
“The House of Volunteers will enable Expo 2020’s volunteer community to learn, network and engage as a group of like-minded people striving towards the same goal,” said Abeer Al Hosani, Head of Volunteers Expo 2020 Dubai.
Though there is no financial compensation for the volunteers, Al Hosani says a reward scheme will be in place to recognise the contributions of volunteers. However, they will be trained and their catering and transportation needs will be taken care of.
Those interested in joining the team can register on www.expo2020dubai.com/volunteers. The registered members will be called in for a short 15-minute interview at the House of Volunteers.