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Dubai Expo promises “once-in-a-lifetime experience” for volunteers

More than 160,000 have already signed up to volunteer during the mega event

Expo 2020 Dubai organizers have put out their final call for volunteers as applications for the Expo 2020 Volunteers Programme close on March 31.

More than 160,000 applications have already been received, well beyond the initial target of 100,000 applications previously set.

Once the even commences on October 1, 2021, only 30,000 will be able to volunteer, acting as the face of the mega-event and showcasing the essence of Emirati culture and traditions.

Abeer Al Hosani, director, Expo 2020 Volunteers Programme, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “As the first World Expo to be held in the Arab world, Expo 2020 promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all. Volunteers will be at the heart of the action, gaining lifelong skills, and exploring and networking with international visitors, participants, businessmen, entrepreneurs and more.”

According to the official criteria, volunteers must be aged 18 or above when Expo starts, be fluent in English or have a good understanding of Arabic or English sing languages, be able to volunteer 10 shifts or more over two months and be able to complete the four-day volunteers training.

Volunteers will have behind the scenes access during the event as they interact with more than 192 countries spread across the pavilions.

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