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WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Volunteer Programme presented at International Volunteer Forum in Moscow


03.12.2018, 17:12

The WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Volunteer Programme was presented at the International Volunteer Forum in Moscow. 15,000 volunteers from Russia and other countries took part in the event. A special on-site volunteer recruiting centre was organized at the Forum Venue (VDNH), where everyone had a chance to apply to participate in the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 as a volunteer assistant.

On 3 December, the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia Sergey Kiriyenko became a special guest of the event. He asked about the registration process and wished the Organizers good luck.

3,500 volunteers from Russia and other countries representing over 20 functional areas will be involved in the WorldSkills Kazan 2018.

The application period for volunteers of the Competition started in October 2017 in Sochi at the World Festival of Youth and Students. Since the start, candidates around the world have had an opportunity to fill out a form and submit an application clicking the link:

For now, 12,500 applications have been submitted from more than 70 countries. The application campaign will last until 31 December 2018. Since 7 November, Skype and telephone interviews with foreign and nonresident candidates have been arranged; more than 700 interviews have been conducted in Kazan. The selection of candidates has started in volunteer recruiting centres. This campaign will last until the end of March 2019. Volunteer Team training will begin in the spring of 2019.  

Volunteer recruiting centres have started their activity in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Khabarovsk Krai, Astrakhan Oblast, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Udmurt Republic, Primorsky Krai, Republic of Karelia, Novosibirsk Oblast, Stavropol Krai, Rostov Oblast, Krasnodar Krai, Irkutsk region, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Chuvash Republic, and Moscow. 

About WorldSkills Kazan 2019

The 45th WorldSkills Competition – the main international event of 2019 in Russia – will bring together more than 1,600 young professionals representing over 60 countries and regions who will compete in 56 skills. It will take place in Kazan on 22-27 August 2019. It is expected that more than 250,000 spectators will attend the Competition and associated events.

Kazan won the right to host the Competition in 2015 having been ahead of other WorldSkills International member countries after voting. The WorldSkills Russia movement embraces 85 Russian regions and is one of the leading staff training projects.

Press Office of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition Organizer