The European Go Congress is the main undertaking of EGF and the most important Go event in Europe.
After a painful two years break due to Covid, we, the organizers of the EGC 2022 in Vatra Dornei feel that is our responsibility to turn this congress into an unforgettable experience for all participants. Besides the usual Go related events we have planned a large variety of Eco touristic, cultural, relaxing and fun activities.
We expect hundreds of Go players, mostly from Europe but even from other countries, especially Asian ones. We need many volunteers who help, during the congress, with giving information in the halls and the reception, give directions to go players, help the referees with writing game results and recording kifu, set up the playing rooms before the tournaments start, be the reference persons for professional go players and other similar tasks.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or dan player, you can help with the European Go Congress in Vatra Dornei, from July 22nd to August 7th 2022.
You will contribute making this event more satisfying for everyone, you will have the opportunity to know lots of people, you will be proud of having a role and being able to help in EGC and you will benefit of free subscription, accommodation or meals depending on your level of involvement.
What we need
Are you familiar with the rules? Do you know what a Goban is? Then you’re the one for us! That’s all: we will instruct you and explain what are your tasks. No previous organizing experience is required, even though it is much appreciated if present.
In general, you should be available to switch your role as needed. Examples of typical exchangeable roles to be covered are preparing the tournament room before each game round, standing in key places ready to provide information, sitting at the reception desk to give directions and help with registration and office tasks, helping with random tasks around the place. Those who have the capabilities can also help with some of the more specialized roles, such as helping with referee tasks, babysitting, attend to professional player’s needs.
What’s the cost of volunteering
You will not be able to participate in some or many tournaments. We plan two volunteering rounds: morning and afternoon.
The morning round is shorter and easier, the tasks are more or less the same each day, so you can more easily plan your day, but it prevents you from participating in the main tournament. It starts at 8.00 and ends at 13.00, meaning that you can participate in all other tournaments.
The afternoon round starts at 13.00. It is longer and more varied, depending on turns you may end one day at 17.30 and the next day much later.
We have roles needing volunteers up to midnight, but the exact schedule can be discussed and agreed upon with the organizers. You will not be able to participate in most tournaments during the afternoon, but you can participate in the main tournament. Don’t be worried about the start time at 13.00: if you happen to finish your main tournament game later than that, it will not generally be a problem, and if you usually end very late we can arrange your schedule to accommodate it.
For half day schedule we provide free accommodation at Casa Bucovineana, a hot spot for activities during the day but also in the evening.
If you’re up to it, you can also choose a full day schedule, in which case we cover the cost of both accommodation and meals.
Obviously this is not a payment for your job, we are well aware that your time is much more valuable than this, but we hope that it can show you our appreciation and can make you feel more involved in this big adventure!
How to volunteer
If you want to volunteer just contact us stating your desired level of involvement, your date of arrival and leaving and any other relevant information, such as which languages you speak, whether you have problems with weightlifting, if you are eligible for specialized tasks like babysitting, assisting professional players, recording kifu of top-level games and any other useful work that comes to mind.
At this moment there are already about 20 people in our team but there are still key roles which are not filled. Nevertheless, due to high organizational costs, places in the team are limited.
In general, we favor people available to take on a wide range of tasks, arriving on Friday, July 22nd or sooner and leaving on Sunday, August 7th or later, but we will consider any offer and get back to you as soon as possible.
For reference to roles needed and tasks description please check the PDF file .
Let’s work together and make EGC 2022 a wonderful experience for all go players!