Activists of the Don State Technical University Volunteer Center for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia participated in the organization of qualifying round match for the 2017 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship between Russia and Germany.
The press service of the Volunteer Center told Welcome2018.com that the volunteers were responsible for functions such as meeting fans and the press center. Meeting fans at the entrance, volunteers offered to paint their faces in the colors of the Russian flag, accompanied them and helped to find their seats.
Volunteers managed not only to help organize the match, but to watch it. "I really enjoyed working during the match, we have great teams – both football and volunteer,” Margarita, one of the volunteers, said. “Wonderful fans! Interacting with them is a pleasure. Participating in organizing the match is a great opportunity to not only see the inside major events, but also to improve our skills," she added.
Last week center activists participated in organizing the match between the Russian national youth team and the team of Azerbaijan.
Volunteer centers for the 2018 World Cup opened on December 10, 2015. Starting from the Q2 2016, the centers will select and train volunteer for the 2018 World Cup and the 2017 Confederations Cup.
Volunteer centers were created in 15 Russian universities in 11 host-cities of the Word Cup, including the Sochi State University Volunteer Center, the Moscow State Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University (MADI), the Moscow University for Industry and Finance “Synergy”, the Russian State Social University, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), the Saint-Petersburg University of Economics, the Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Samara State Aerospace University (SSAU), Volgograd State University, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Don State Technical University, Ogarev Mordovia State University in Saransk, the Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin and Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University.