19th World Veteran Championships LAS VEGAS, NV | 18 JUNE - 24 JUNE 2018

Volunteer Opportunities

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Want to be part of a the team to stage the biggest table tennis tournament in history?

Great events start with great volunteers - and WVC2018 is looking to recruit "the best of the best" to help us stage the biggest table tennis tournament ever! If you are over 18 years old or above 14 (with parental consent) and you want to play a key role in this amazing event!

Contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators today to get involved!

  • Rich Giroux  Email
  • Ed Hogshead, Field of Play Coordinator  Email

Please note that due to the large number of players expected to participate, volunteers will not be able to play in the tournament!

Volunteer Progam Objectives

WVC2018 seeks to find a dedicated and committed group of volunteers to assist our professional team with every aspect of running a world-class table tennis tournament in Las Vegas. With over 7,000 players and guests coming from around the world, we want to show off "American hospitality," rolling out the red carpet and ensuring that every participant, guest, official, VIP, sponsor, and attendee has the time of their life in the Entertainment Capital of the World!


Areas of Assistance

WVC2018 is seeking volunteers to assist in the following areas:

  • Field of play (table managers, scorekeepers, and other related activities)
  • Data entry
  • Tournament operations
  • Hospitality
  • Accreditation and Administration
  • Events
  • Transportation
  • Translators
  • General Assistance

Volunteers will mostly be working at the Las Vegas Convention Center, although some off-site work may be necessary.
 

The "Volunteer Commitment" - A Mutual Relationship

The WVC Organizing Committee asks our volunteers to commit to the following standards:

  • Act in a professional manner
  • Hold yourself and those around you responsible for providing the highest standards of care to our guests
  • Exercise good judgement with the understanding that you are a representative of the event
  • Do not accept any compensation other than what is provided to you byt he organizing committee
  • Respect your co-workers and those around you
  • Actively participate in all required training activities
  • Have fun!

WVC 2018 is committed with the volunteer to:

  • Provide the proper training and guidance for all job responsibilities
  • Encourage their active participation in the event
  • Provide a safe and welcoming environment for volunteers
  • Reasonably compensate volunteers for the costs arising from their activity
  • Provide the necessary tools and materials for volunteers to properly execute their responsibilities
  • Provide an accreditation badge and proper uniform identifying his/her status as a volunteer
  • Be treated with respect, recognizing the value of his/her contribution


FAQ

Do I have to play table tennis to volunteer?
No, although some positions may require an understanding of the game.

What is the most important quality to being a great volunteer?
A passion for helping others with the understanding that many of the participants have never been to the United States and we want to welcome them with a warm smile and open arms!

Are there any special skills I need?
No, just a passion for helping people and for being an integral part of a great event! We are looking for people with technology, data entry, and translation skills - so please let us know if you have any expertise in those areas.

Do I need to be able to speak multiple languages?
No, but if you do speak more than one language, that is great!

What is the minimum time requirement for a volunteer?
While there is no set minimum time requirement, given the amount of training involved we are requesting that volunteers commit to a minimum of six days (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). Each shift will last 5 hours.

Is there any compensation?

  • Volunteers working a minimum of one shift per day will receive the following compensation:
  • Travel Stipend or complimentary parking (local volunteers)
  • Meals and snacks during your shift
  • Uniforms 
  • One complimentary all-sessions pass and discounted tickets to related events
  • Discount on WVC2018 merchandise
  • Certificate of appreciation and event gift

Will There Be Training?
Yes! We are still working out arrangements, but the plan is to conduct training sessions at the US Open (December 17-22, 2017) in Las Vegas and on-site training closer to the event date.

I'm In! How do I sign-up?
Contact one of our great volunteer coordinators (email addresses are provided above). If you are specifically interested in being a table manager or scorekeeper, please contact Ed Hogshead.