"Voluntary work offers lots of advantages. I, too, started as a volunteer. First, in Lithuania, where I was part of the EuroBasket 2013 project and later at the 10th anniversary of FIBA Europe in Ljubljana. Because of my gained experiences from previous events I got the opportunity to work on the biggest sporting event in Slovenia - EuroBasket 2013."
Rok Bizjak, Volunteer Operations Manager
"In the U20 European Championship, I got the opportunity to work in the accreditation sector. The work was both insightful and fun. For me as a student of economics, this kind of work is beneficial, but it also proved to be much appreciated. As a volunteer I met so many people, including representatives of Eventim Slovenia, who offered me a student job."
"Our family is a basketball family. Acquired knowledge and past experiences are valuable and even today they bring us much satisfaction. We decided to volunteer so we could stay active, show our devotion to basketball, achieve something positive in our lives and help organising one of the biggest events in independent Slovenia."
Andrej, Kaja and Nejc, Slovenia
"If someone asked me how participating in EuroBasket 2011 changed my life I would say that it gave me responsibilities that I have never had, it built challenges that I have never thought I would be good at, it brought me a lot of fun, it gave me new friends, it revealed the beauty of basketball, that I have never experienced and finally - it made me a volunteer. So, no question that I liked EuroBasket 2011, I loved it:)"
Agnė, 25 years, Lithuania
"Eurobasket was one of the greatest experiences of my whole life. The chance to meet a few hundreds of Lithuanians and foreigners that also came to do this big job without any material reward and finding new friends and even roommates was probably the biggest reward that I could have expected. And the fact that I participated in the biggest event in Lithuania's history so far is something that I'll be proud to tell anyone even after many years.""As the most significant event in Lithuania, EuroBasket2011 inevitably was something everyone wanted to be a part of. I am and will always be proud to say that I have been part of it, even if it was the tiniest one. The huge experience (it really helps to extend your limits and go beyond them), the adventures (trust me, they do happen) and the friends I have made compensate the most painful losses of my favourite team Lithuania. This makes the story of volunteering at EuroBasket 2011 worth telling over and over again. Try it yourself ;)"
Meilė, 21 years, Lithuania
Audrius, 21 years, Lithuania
EuroBasket for me was:
E- energetic and enthusiastic volunteers;
u - unforgettable memories;
r - rich and interesting conversations;
o - oh so great time
B - big, but successfull challenge;
a - amazing games and results;
s - smiling and warm atmosphere;
k - keeping moving all the time;
e - enormous experience;
t - truly the best chance for all people to participate!
Gabija, 21 years, Lithuania
"Being a volunteer during EuroBasket 2009 was a great event. I met the best European players. It was also a chance to meet great people associated with Polish and European basketball. I sincerely recommend to all involved in this type of show, because it is a wonderful experience that you will not forget for the rest of your life!
Agnieszka from Gdansk, Poland
"I'm so happy that I was working as a volunteer at EuroBasket 2009. It was an amazing experience for me. I met many great people and I had the possibility to see how basketball games look from up close. I had the possibility to do what I liked - helping people while also practicing my languages skills. I would do it again for sure."
Kasia from Bydgoszcz, Poland
"Because basketball is my favourite sport, EuroBasket 2009 was one of the best experiences in my life. Now, I know how the organisation of a large-scale event works. I am a student of Physical Education and Sport in Gdańsk and in the future I would like to be a manager of sport, so maybe I will organise similar events like the EuroBasket!"
Katarzyna from Gdansk, Poland