Proud Volunteers: QGET Members and the Road to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™
With less than two months to go before the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, volunteers from various organisations are preparing for the biggest sporting event in Qatar and the Arab world. Among them, QGET.
QGET or the Qatar Alumni Chapter of Government Engineering College Thrissur (Kerala, India) is a socio-cultural and professional organisation registered under the Indian Business and Professionals Council (IBPC), which is also under the aegis of the Indian Embassy in Qatar. Government Engineering College Thrissur is one of the oldest and most prestigious engineering institutes in Kerala.
2022: Year of Sports and Fitness
QGET is celebrating this year as the ‘Year of Sports and Fitness’ to promote sports and all sports-related programmes among QGET members and their families.
After a successful QGET volunteers’ participation in the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™, the organisation started a drive among members to ensure that as many applicants from QGET and their family members apply to volunteer for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Volunteer selection is an eight-stage process:
- Application form
- Role offer
- Shift selection
- Uniforms and accreditation
- Tournament time
Twenty thousand volunteers will be at the heart of the tournament’s operations supporting 45 functional areas in official and non-official sites – 30 different roles in eight stadiums and in more than 25 sites around Qatar (fan zones, corniche, airport, training pitches, team accommodations, transportation hubs, metro stations, etc).
More than 100 QGET members and members of their family applied; over 30 reached the in-person interview, 28 are selected as FIFA World Cup volunteers.
QGET is proud to have 28 of their members confirmed as volunteers in various roles, a relative success for the whole organisation. More QGET members are expecting to get the confirmation and are looking forward to serve and be part of the biggest sporting event in Qatar this year.
Some QGET volunteers have been part of big sporting events in Qatar such as the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020™, 2021 FIFA Arab Cup, Amir Cup 2021 and now, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Husband and wife Haseeb and Thanuja and their son, Hazem, are official volunteers for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. They have been residents of Qatar for 17 years. All three are excited and proud to be part of the World Cup.
Another husband and wife team from QGET, Akhil and Reshma, are happy to be given the chance to volunteer and be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. As part of the volunteer workforce, the two are assigned to different job roles – Akhil volunteering in the FIFA Fan Fest operations, while Reshma is assigned to media operations. They said that volunteering for the FIFA World Cup is one of their most transformative experiences.
Being a FIFA volunteer exposes individuals to different parts of the community where they meet people from different countries and cultures, different beliefs and values. It is an unusual experience, according to the couple, but together, they feel more bonded and connected.
To learn more about QGET, visit their Facebook page.
For more FIFA-related news and updates, check out our special Qatar 2022 page.
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