How You Can Volunteer at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand
June 8, 2011 at 1:45 PM
This fall New Zealand is hosting the massive Rugby World Cup 2011, but they need a lot of help to pull it off. Currently NZ is looking for more than 2,000 volunteers for performing and support roles at the Opening Ceremony, which will take place on September 9, 2011.
The ceremony will showcase New Zealand culture, as well as the cultures of the 20 other participating countries. It is expected to draw a crowd of more than 60,000 fans who will be in attendance for first match of the Tournament, between New Zealand and Tonga in Eden Park, as well as a TV audience of millions worldwide.
“We are looking for a variety of performing and athletic talent and various levels of ability. Most importantly, we are seeking people with a great attitude and positive energy,” said Shane Harmon, GM Marketing and Communications for the Tournament. “And behind the scenes we need people for a variety of roles including cast coordination, stage management, costume maintenance and makeup.”
There are only a few days left to apply, applications close on June 12. For an application, visit RugbyWorldCup.com.