2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Volunteer Programme (Become a Volunteer for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia)

What kind of person should be a World Cup 2018 volunteer?

  • He or she is a cheerful, dynamic person, living a healthy lifestyle, proficient in foreign languages, and with a wide range of professional skills.
  • He or she is a person who is willing to work hard and communicate with others.
  • Not so long ago the volunteer culture was not developed in Russia. But in the past few years, thanks to a series of major international events, Russia has grown aware of what volunteers do and why their work is important.

Russia is now gearing up to host its first-ever football World Cup, which is impossible to organize without the help of volunteers. To take part in the World Cup as a volunteer means to be part of a global highlight, to get a chance to represent Russia and tell the world about it. Whether our World Cup is a success, to a great extent, depends on the volunteers.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Volunteer Programme presents thousands of people from Russia and other countries with the unique opportunity to be part of the biggest single sporting event in the world and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. There are several stages of the programme, including recruiting, selecting and training the volunteers in all 11 Host Cities, and finally organising their work during the event and appreciating their effort and dedication.


In total, there will be around 5,500 volunteers involved in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 15,000 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Dedicated centres located at leading Russian educational institutions will be responsible for recruiting and selecting applicants living in Russia. International candidates will apply and go through the selection process from their respective home countries with online support.


Everyone is eligible to apply as long as they satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • Be 18 years or older on the 10th of May 2017 for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and/or on the 10th of May 2018 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup;
  • Agree to the terms and conditions of participation;
  • Undertake and successfully complete a security check;
  • Be available to work up to eight hours each day.


Benefits of Volunteering

  • Unique Volunteer Uniform
  • Free Meals during Shifts
  • Souvenirs
  • Free Use of Public Transport
  • Priceless Experience
  • New Friends
  • A chance to take Special Training
  • Participant Certificate

Functional Areas:

There will be 20 key functional areas. Specify your preference in the application form. Don’t worry if you cannot make a choice at this time, you can make it during selection process.

  • Spectator Services
  • Marketing
  • Catering
  • Arrivals and Departures
  • Protocol
  • Broadcasting Operations
  • Volunteer Management
  • Accommodation
  • Ticketing
  • Medical Services and Doping Control
  • Information Technologies
  • Accreditation
  • Transport
  • Sustainability
  • Ceremonies
  • Media Operations
  • Venue Management
  • Language Services
  • Hospitality
  • Team Services

More Information on Volunteering Roles

How to Become a Volunteer

  • Fill out Online Application at FIFA.com
  • Online Testing and Interview
  • Find Out if you’ve passed the selection
  • Participate in the Training
  • Receive Your Accreditation and Uniform
  • Become part of the football highlight of the year 2018!Apply Now for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Volunteer Programme

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Volunteer Programme


  1. Thanks for giving new & better life to Africans but kindly double-check the opportunities before passing it on.The 2018 Russia world cup volunteering programme:the site,page & organizer does not recognise me & Nigeria my country after trying to register for a while without success,infact am on it again now,best regards,Greg

  2. Wow,this a great opportunity for us Africans, this will a great platform for us to exhibit what we also know. Am excited. Much grateful for this opportunity to be part of this great event,thank you.

    • Very good question. I think you have to apply first and wait to hear from them because the information they provided is inconclusive.

  3. l want to be part of this programme,but please can you tell me,if l am chosed to be in this program, do l have to pay for my Air ticket and Accomodation

  4. Am Very Much interested in Volunteering in the world cup festival 2018 am from Uganda and am happy for the African Opportunity

  5. i want to be part of this program, but i need the application form to fill in. i don’t know where to get the application form. i am interested in the ceremonies

  6. To be a volunteer in FIFA world cup 2018 will be a great opportunity for me.
    I am very interested to join this program.

  7. Please i want to volunteer in the next FIFA world cup,how do i join and where do i find the application form to fill . I am interested.


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