Ever wanted to work behind-the-scenes at Eurovision? Or to get up close and personal with delegations? Well today could be your lucky day, as the team behind Rotterdam 2020 have opened up applications for volunteer positions as Delegation Hosts.

The team are looking for enthusiastic individuals to help look after the participating delegations from the moment they arrive in the Netherlands until the very end of the contest. Anja Zegwaard — one of the brilliant women who has run Junior Songfestival for Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS for several years — has joined the organising committee for ESC 2020. She recently put out the following call for applications on her Facebook page. Here’s a rough translation.

Apply to be a delegation host in Rotterdam

The organization of the Eurovision Song Contest is looking for volunteers who will accompany the participating delegations during their stay in Rotterdam.

What do we expect from you

– You are proactive, communicative, practically set up and you would like to guide and assist delegations during the period that they are in the Netherlands.

– You speak good English in addition to Dutch and it is an advantage if you also speak another foreign language from one of the participating countries.

– You are available full-time between 1-18 May 2020.

– You can take care of your journey to and from Rotterdam during the event or arrange a stay yourself. Travel and subsistence expenses are not reimbursed.

– You are familiar with the city of Rotterdam and surroundings. You know what the city has to offer in the field of public transport, going out, restaurants, culture, etc.

– You’re over 20 years old.

– You don’t have a 9-5 mentality.

– You agree to the agreement for volunteers.

What do you get for it?

– A unique experience to experience the Eurovision Song Contest up close.

– You’ll meet a lot of new people and make new (inter)national contacts.

– A unique work experience on your CV.

Mail your application before 15 December 2019 to Anja Zegwaard via email: [email protected] Let us know who you are, why you want to participate in this event, which languages you speak and if you prefer to guide a specific country.

If you meet the criteria, then what are you waiting for?”

Will you be applying to be part of the biggest entertainment show in the world? Which delegation would you like to guide the most? What aspect are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to find us on Twitter here, and have a look at Wiwi TV on YouTube here

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Johan
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Johan

I thought that slavery is forbidden.
They have a couple of millions on budget
but no money to pay the people.

Borys_Pandov
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I can’t be there. I’m 19. However I will be a volunteer during the JESC in Gliwice (luckily, I have family there) and I’m absolutely excited about it. Tomorrow I will begin ???

Alex
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Alex

Oof I’m underage

escinjected
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escinjected

I hope one of the countries whose national language I am able to speak wins in near future, I really wanna do this! Go Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Spain hahaha

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Apparently without my knowledge

I apply for Spanish delegation host, of course.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

i have an 11am to 1pm mentality n i remember some afrikaans from when i was little, y’all count me in !

Fionn
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Fionn

My dream job! I wouldn’t care about not being payed. Pity I’m only 13 sksksksksks

Rasmus
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Rasmus

It would be a fun job 🙂

Trollope
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Trollope

Wow, open up to unpaid labour, apparently? :p

James
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James

They will be likely provided with some form of benefits and allowances. Everything else such as travel and living expenses are not included.

RoboESC
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RoboESC

So… basically working your ass off full time (more than 9-5! :0), probably ending up scanning tickets or selling coffee, not even seeing a glimpse of any artist, paying for everything yourself, not getting paid anything(!)….. and I’m still seriously considering to sign up XD

Some dude
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Some dude

I did this in 2014, and I had loads of fun. I was even given special treatment by my mentors, because they saw how much I enjoyed the experience, both as a helper and a regular fan. I pretty much chilled all day long in the backstage area, until I was needed about… 2-3 days a day, and even less during the live show week. Free meals, tickets to the show, walking wherever I liked and all I had to do was have fun.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

If one artist or dancer would have said hey to me it would be enough pay for me haha.

Loin dici
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I’m curious to know which delegate (country) did you take care of.

Robbert
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Robbert

So, it was really possible to follow the shows. For me a rather important thing, cause as a fan I’d like to help and enjoy the happening at the same time.