In St. Petersburg, about two thousand volunteers are involved in the organization of the tournament. Volunteers of the ANO "Organizing Committee "Russia-2018" and city volunteers crossed, as it is fashionable to say, their equator.
City volunteers are a professional team of trained children aged 16 and older who know everything about the city and the event in the Northern Capital.
Regardless of where the volunteers help, their most important task is to create an atmosphere of celebration, goodwill, hospitality, and cordiality. City volunteers are ready to help fans not only in their shifts, but also on the streets of the city in a variety of non-standard situations, be it with telephone or housing.
We receive hundreds of words of gratitude from the fans and guests of the city on the Neva.
"I came to St. Petersburg during the World Cup 2018 and visited one match here. The city is beautiful and touristy. The atmosphere is pleasant and the people are friendly. Many volunteers throughout the city help guests with information and help find the way. I would like to thank the Russian Government for the excellent preparations for the 2018 World Cup. Special thanks to the volunteers for their time and effort "- says a fan from Egypt, Muhamed.
City volunteers receive positive emotions, develop their communication skills and practice foreign languages. In social networks, volunteers share their impressions of every shift they have had.
Arif Urudzhev, a city volunteer in the “Last Mile” direction, says: "The shifts give me incredible emotions; I did not expect fans from different countries to be so active in giving “high fives”. Many people shouted the motto: "Give the five to the volunteer." In addition, some fans came to take pictures, which could not but pleased me. Thanks to the fact that the fans charge me with positive energy, neither the wind nor the rain can spoil my mood. For my volunteer work, I get, perhaps, the most valuable payment - the smiles of children, tourists, and passers-by. "
Every day until the end of the 2018 World Cup, thousands of volunteers in St. Petersburg and throughout the country will help fans. For the next month, Russia is in the center of the football universe, and every volunteer is a small, but such an important star.
Committee on Youth Policy and Interaction with Public Organizations
Center for Urban Volunteer Training for
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup™ of and the 2018 FIFA World Cup™
Of the city-organizer St. Petersburg