Applications open for Manchester 2023 volunteer opportunities

6 Feb 2023

The search begins to find around 250 volunteers to play a vital role in delivering the Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships.

In less than six months’ time, a newly refurbished Manchester Aquatics Centre will play host to the world’s best para-swimmers as the 11th edition of the Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships takes place across the 31st July to 6th August 2023.

Manchester will welcome over 600 para–athletes from over 70 nations as they compete in a week of thrilling competition.  With the UK hosting the championships on two previous occasions, Glasgow 2015 and London 2019, the search is now on once again to assemble a community of passionate, dedicated volunteers to help deliver a truly unique event this summer.

MCR2023 Volunteer Application

Applications are open to everyone 18 years and older, with a variety of roles available including hospitality, athlete and event services, ticketing and spectator services, ceremonies, media operations and much more, presenting a vast range of opportunities to play a part in an event that is also a crucial qualifier for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

No previous volunteer experience or formal qualifications are needed to participate as role and venue specific training will be provided once roles have been allocated; aligning preferences, availability, skills and experience with Championship needs.

Madeira 2022 Medal presentation
Madeira 2022 Medal ceremony

Completed application forms must be submitted to no later than Friday 10 March 2023 via the online registration form.

Speaking on the opening of applications Head of Sport and Operations – Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships, Thysia Pater-Dye commented:

“It can’t be understated the hugely important role that volunteers play at the heart and soul of the Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships, helping make both athletes’ and spectators’ journeys very special.

“This is an opportunity to be part of something really special. The majority of our roles don’t require formal experience or qualifications, and can be a great way to develop skills and experience that will be invaluable for you and your future career. We welcome interest from all who can bring positivity and passion to an inclusive, people-centred workforce team.”

Following the application closing date (Friday 10 March 2023), applicants will receive details on the next stage of their volunteer journey for the Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships (N.B. Pre and post Championships roles are available, and depending on the volunteer role that is allocated to you, the minimum number of shifts required will be confirmed in the next stage).

MCR2023 Volunteer Application

If you have any questions regarding volunteer applications, please do not hesitate to email the team at Further information on the Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships can be found at