Expo 2020: Hunt on for 30,000 volunteers

Registration portal to be launched on October 20; people of all nationalities can apply for 16 million volunteering hours across 173 days

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Dubai: Expo 2020 Dubai has launched a hunt for more than 30,000 adult volunteers who will be the ‘face’ of the largest global gathering ever to be staged in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

The volunteers, of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds, will play a crucial role in Expo, welcoming up to 25 million visitors during the six-month event. Of these, 70 per cent are expected to come from outside the UAE, an exceptional proportion in the 166-year history of world expos.

Preparations for Expo are already well under way and volunteers have the opportunity to be involved in the journey. Volunteers can participate in Expo events leading up to 2020, as well as brainstorming sessions that could see their ideas included in the plans, in line with Expo 2020’s main theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.

During Expo, there will be more than 45 volunteering roles — from welcoming guests and guiding them around the Expo districts to managing events with more than 16 million volunteering hours across 173 days.

Volunteers will gain hands-on experience, exposure and work-ready skills as they help to put up one of the world’s largest events. More info

By Staff  gulfnewscom