UNICEF – Soccer Aid Volunteering

Boost your event management skills whilst supporting this high profile event.

Key Information
  • Get experience – working in a range of roles with professionals in the industry
  • Contribute – make a real difference to support with this high profile event
  • A range of activities – develop practical skills in a professional setting
  • Supported – all roles are paired with a member of full time staff
  • Commitment – in person in Manchester one day per week during May and 3 – 6 June; debrief to be completed in a flexible time frame by 19 June
  • 18 places available
Detailed Information

Soccer Aid for UNICEF brings together the nation’s favourite sport, celebrities, football legends and sizzling entertainment with one shared goal – to let children play.

Since it began in 2006 Soccer Aid has grown year on year, and in 2019, Soccer Aid for UNICEF asked the public and schools to get involved and get fundraising. Together, with the live game aired on ITV, £7.9 million was raised, contributing to a total of £38 million raised since Soccer Aid’s inception in 2006.

In 2020 Soccer Aid for Unicef is back, returning to Manchester United’s Old Trafford. With this Third Term placement, you will have the opportunity to volunteer in one of the below roles to boost your skills whilst working on a high profile event raising funds for young people around the world.

Roles

Group A: Volunteer Recruitment and Management – Support to develop the volunteer roles and job descriptions, recruit using online and campus tools, manage the volunteers and complete a debrief to support with the development of volunteer roles in future years.

Group B: Welcome Team Coordination – Work with events management company Massive to manage the welcome team of volunteers. Develop an engagement plan, identify and utilise locations, create welcome packs and complete a debrief to support with the development of the welcome team in the future.

Group C: Partner Coordination – Work with events management company Massive to co-ordinate management of both teams and fans, liaise with broadcasters, meet and greet players and event partners and complete a debrief to support with the development of the welcome team in the future.

Group D: In-Stadium Activity Management – Working with events management company Events360, support to plan and deliver in stadium activities such as the half time show and the trophy presentation and complete a debrief to support with the development of the welcome team in the future.

Group E: Visitor Experience Coordination – Work with Man Met, UNICEF and the Warehouse Project to plan and deliver an exceptional experience for student ticket holders within the stadium and complete a debrief to support with the development of the welcome team in the future.

Group F: Broadcast Support – Work with the Initial broadcast agency to support with the planning and delivery of their role as official broadcast partner, acting as liaison between different teams, and complete a debrief to support with the development of the welcome team in the future.