|20 February 2013|
|Volunteers have already shown their worth in a number of build-up events ahead of the main event|
The EuroBasket 2013 Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced on Wednesday that volunteers can now begin applying to work at the biggest sporting event in the history of Slovenia.
The application form to become a volunteer at FIBA Europe 2013 is now online.
An estimated 1000 volunteers over the age of 18 are required to make the event a success, with volunteers being selected from both inside Slovenia and further abroad. Approximately 150 volunteers will be required at each of the First Round venues, and a further 400 for the Second and Final Round.
Volunteers can apply to work in two of the following areas: competition; IT; media; accreditation; info-points; transport; directing spectators/security; team attachés; promotions; VIP services; on-court services; organisational support; and fan zones. More information about what each task entails is available here.
Former Slovenian basketball legend, Marko Milič, is the ambassador of volunteers, and is in no doubt as to what will make the perfect volunteers in Slovenia: "It takes responsibility to be a volunteer, because you are representing your country to foreign visitors. It's important for everybody to see that they can rely on the volunteers and that they have a good sense of humour."
Katka Kreger is one Slovenian who is excited about the opportunity to volunteer at EuroBasket: "As a volunteer I have already helped at 12 different events. In my opinion, being a volunteer is a very interesting experience. Not only is it an additional reference in your CV, but it also enables you to broaden your network of friends."