Exploring the Event Workforce - Volunteering and CPD Opportunities for Sport and Event Professionals in Qatar

Joe Milner & Nicola McCullough - Leeds Beckett University

This case study explores the role volunteers play within the Sports Event Industry in the MENA region, with a particular focus on Qatar. Together with exploring how continued professional development from sponsors and local businesses could link in to volunteering to fill a current skills void and further promote volunteering. The case study identifies the important role volunteers play within events as well as exploring the challenges and processes that must be undertaken to have a successful volunteer programme with a focus on legacy and how this could be managed post a major event to ensure future legacy and success.