During the 24th European Athletics Championships (7 – 12 August 2018) in the Berlin Olympic Stadium and on the streets of the sports metropolis, more than 3000 volunteers will be involved, supporting Berlin 2018 in many ways on a voluntary basis.
On May 26th 2018 750 volunteers came together at the Horst-Korber-Sportzentrum in Berlin to get to know each other and get into the mood of the European Athletics Championships.
Aleksander Dzembritzki, State Secretary for the Interior and Sports and Norbert Brenner, CEO of Berlin 2018, highlighted the importance of volunteer work and expressed deep gratitude for the volunteers commitment. How important the volunteers are, not only for the event but also for the around 1600 athletes, was reported by former top athletes.
Furthermore a varied program icluding musical entertainment and shows was presented. Of course the volunteer kick-off event could not end without the introduction of all heads of department and the presentation of the volunteer clothing that was shown for the first time.