Between December 16 and 17 in the Chelyabinsk Region, the South Ural volunteer convention took place. It has been running since 2016, and over half a million people have participated in it so far.
The convention aims to develop a framework of cooperation between volunteers, leaders of the movement, and regions’ youth policy departments. Educational activities to increase participants’ competence in the field took place as part of the event.
The Ekaterinburg 2023 FISU World University Games Directorate presented the Games volunteer program. Guests found out about Russia’s main sporting event of 2023, the selection process for the volunteers’ team, and about responsibilities of and opportunities for the volunteers in different functional areas. A quiz also took place. Its winners received prizes with the Games symbols.
Furthermore, guests of the convention became the first to take part in interviews to participate in the Games volunteer program. About 20 out of 70 participants passed that selection phase.