The 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship’s Local Organizing Committees have been looking for hundreds of volunteers for various organizational tasks in Tampere, Finland and in Riga, Latvia. 

The volunteer recruitment has ended now in Finland but in Latvia it is ongoing until 4 January 2023. 
To achieve an unforgettable event, we need many volunteers. Volunteering will provide a unique opportunity to experience an international sporting event behind the scenes, get to know organizations behind the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and to create new friendships.  

Q&A: volunteer recruitment for the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 

Which tasks can I apply for?  
Volunteer tasks are available for example in Tournament Support Services and Sport Operations. More detailed task descriptions for the available positions in Riga can be found at the end of this article.  
You can apply if you are over 16 years old and excited to participate in organizing the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Some tasks may require special skills, such as technical skills or a driving license. Needed special skills are mentioned in task descriptions.  
How will the volunteer recruitment process proceed? 
The Local Organizing Committees will select volunteers at the beginning of 2023. We will inform each applicant personally about the volunteer selections before the end of February. The selected volunteers will be informed about upcoming trainings and other volunteer related matters separately after the selections.  

If you do not get selected on the first round, no worries! We will automatically save all applications to the reserve list and will be in contact in case volunteer positions become available later.  
When does the volunteering begin? 
Some of the volunteer tasks may begin already on 1 May 2023. Most of the tasks are mainly during the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship period, so applicants must be prepared to be available from 12 to 28 May 2023. We hope that you are as committed as possible to volunteering for the 2023 IIHF WM already in the application phase and will inform about cancellations as soon as it might occur.  
What will volunteers benefit from the experience? 
We expect that you can do at least 10 shifts during the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. The duration of shifts varies by task, one shift is typically 6–8 hours. A warm meal is provided during shifts. Volunteers will also receive official 2023 IIHF WM volunteer uniforms.  

Please note that we cannot compensate accommodation, travel or other costs during the trainings and the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.  
The 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will be played in Finland at the Tampere Deck Arena and in Latvia at Arena Riga from 12 to 28 May. The Finnish Ice Hockey Association and the Latvian Ice Hockey Federation are responsible for organizing the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. The event is owned and governed by the IIHF.

Apply to volunteer for the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Riga! 
RIGA: To the application form >> 
More Information about volunteering in Riga >> 

Contact E-mails:  
TAMPERE: [email protected]
RIGA: [email protected]