IPhO 2021 - 51st International Physics Olympiad will happen in both: physical and online formats during July 17-25, 2021. We, the Organizers of this event, invite You to join the volunteer team!
It is the largest scientific event to be organized in Lithuania so far. We aim to bring together a team of over 100 proactive, positive, and responsible volunteers to represent Lithuania towards the international guests, assist the organizers, participants and guests of the Olympiad, and have fun.
The IPhO 2021 volunteer team will include:
- Organizing team support (June - July, about 10 volunteers)
Those, who will implement scheduled tasks in a qualitative manner and effectively solve unforeseen problems (organization and implementation of separate parts of the event, logistical assistance to the organizers).
Desired skills: experience in organizing events, ability to work in a team, result orientation, ability to make decisions quickly, highly communicative, excellent knowledge of Lithuanian and English.
- Volunteers to the Academic Committee (July 15 - 25, about 10 volunteers)
An invisible helping hand responsible for the technical running of the Olympiad (task printing and scanning, lab preparation, etc.).
Desired skills: academic or professional knowledge of physics, having participated in international or national physics Olympiads or competitions, attention to detail.
- Volunteers of student delegations (July 15 - 25, about 60 volunteers)
Irresistible buddies of international teams, whatever happens. You will be nearby during the Olympiad (welcoming / greeting the delegates at the airport, escorting to events, sightseeing and leisure).
Desired skills: Excellent communication skills, positivity, openness and respect for other cultures, reliability, flexibility, ability to communicate fluently in English
- Volunteer of team leader delegations (July 15 - 25, about 15 volunteers)
Ambassadors of Lithuania and the event, assisting heads of foreign delegations throughout the Olympiad as needed (welcoming / greeting the team leaders at the airport, escorting to events, excursions and leisure).
Desired skills: interest in physics, openness and respect for other cultures, helpfulness, excellent knowledge of English or other foreign languages, knowledge of Lithuanian might be needed when traveling.
- Media volunteers (June - July, about 5 volunteers)
IPhO 2021 face and voice in the public domain (timely and consistent production and dissemination of IPhO 2021 information content (articles, communications, reporting, newsletters, etc.) before, during and after the event).
Desired skills: experience in public communication, excellent knowledge of English, knowledge of social networks, promptness.
IPhO 2021 organizers expect:
- the volunteers to have a positive attitude, initiative and responsibility throughout the volunteering period, and honor the commitments and deadlines in good faith;
- the volunteers to initiate and maintain high quality and respectful intercultural communication;
- the volunteers to be over 18 years old on July 1, 2021 (i.e. born no later than June 30, 2003);
- the volunteers to be able to join IPhO 2021 physically in Vilnius, Lithuania on July 15-25. Please note, that you will have to cover all costs related to travel to Lithuania yourself.
Each IPhO 2021 volunteer will receive:
- IPhO 2021 apparel and accessories (t-shirts, backpacks, water bottles, etc.);
- volunteering training;
- accommodation and meals throughout the Olympiad (July 15-25);
- an opportunity to form a wide network of international contacts;
- the opportunity to attend the formal and informal events and tours of the Olympiad.
Becoming an IPhO 2021 Volunteer:
- please, complete the following registration form by April 20, 2021 Candidate form
- you will be invited to an interview in late April or early May;
- you will receive the final decision in May;
- in June or July, we will invite you to participate in the training for volunteers. Upon completion you will sign the volunteering contract;
- July 16 - 17 preparation for the event;
- July 17 - 25 attend the IPhO 2021!
The candidates will be personally informed of the selection process - the exact
schedule of the interviews, training, and volunteering days. We reserve the
right to change the dates and requirements for each volunteering assignment.
Further questions can be answered by
IPhO 2021 Volunteer Selection task force