Cricket World Cup – Sri Lanka calling for volunteers

Are you a dynamic individual above 18 years willing to put your hand up to support our team to victory and help showcase Sri Lanka?

The World Cup Secretariat  (WCS) is calling  on committed and passionate people to apply for the volunteering programme and be part of history in the making.

A volunteer is someone who commits his/her time and energy for the benefit of others and does so freely, through personal choice and self motivation.  World over in mega sporting events volunteers form the support mechanism that contributes to the overall success of the event.

The WCS is looking at appointing over 150 volunteers in the Hambantota, Pallekele and Colombo regions.  Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles at the venues and venue cities and include pre-game (specialist roles) and game-time volunteers (generalist roles).  A full time commitment during the match days is a pre-requisite but the WCS can work around personal schedules to get the best candidates.  Minimum qualifications apply which will be available, along with a registration form, on this site shortly.

We are hoping to give maximum opportunity for enthusiastic and self motivated young people to be part of the spectacular experience.  We are targeting school leavers, University students and graduates, as well as experienced corporate workers.  Regional recruitment drives and walk-in interviews will be organized between 9th and 20th December 2010.

The volunteers will be ambassadors of this cricket loving nation, promoting our image to the global audience.  The key objective is to provide all stakeholders of the matches, teams, officials, VIP’s, sponsors, media personnel, spectators, invitees, service providers and members of the community a great experience of hospitality and culture in true Sri Lankan style.

Whatever your role, you are helping us welcome the visitors to your venue city.  Being a volunteer may be challenging at times but the rewards are invaluable – the experience, exposure, the networking opportunity and working for a global organization will help enhance your skills.  All volunteers will be provided with uniforms and food during duty hours.

The flip side of the coin is the sustainability aspect of the volunteer programme.  We want to leave a legacy of capacity building in our volunteers.  Therefore apart from the practical experience we are also providing skills development workshops on open enrollment which will include Leadership Development, Team Work and Character Building.  Additionally a limited number of scholarships will be awarded to outstanding volunteers to develop a vocational skill or English proficiency.

Applications will be opened shortly on this site.  Interviews and selection will be done from mid December.  There are limited slots we encourage interested individuals to apply early.  Suitable candidates will be selected on a first come basis, based on their alignment to our requirements.

Being part of the volunteer programme does not guarantee that you will get to see the matches – we need people to work in various operational capacities and in a variety of job roles that will not bring you in direct contact with the game in progress.  But this transcends such motives, for the right individual it is indeed a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of one of the biggest sporting extravaganzas in the world.

The world is coming to Sri Lanka ……. As Sri Lankans are we ready to put up our hand to showcase our pride.  Let’s be part of the glory express supporting our team to victory!

Documents related to volunteer programme:
Volunteer information sheet can he downloaded here
Minimum criteria for volunteers can be downloaded here
Volunteer application form can be downloaded here

Shevanthi Fernando

Volunteer Manager

World Cup Secretariat – Sri Lanka

Enquiries :

  • jeevantha madushan

    can i apply these days……………….????

  • Udara

    it already finised????????????????????????????

  • Thanuja

    I have applied this from kandy
    Bt stil i havent get any reply from you???????????

  • randima bandara

    it z a big optnity 4 us….
    plz …. send me more detlz….. :)

  • piyush pachori

    i want to participate in this world cup. plz plz let me know all the details for applying as a volunteer.

    • Cricket World Cup 2011 Volunteer Management Team

      We are currently having volunteer interviews at Sri Lanka Cricket, until 9th Jan. Please come in on any day between 9am and 6pm and we will facilitate the application process.

  • rimash

    we are ready

  • Chaminda warnapura

    hay shivanthi,,

    it’s an awesome opportunity for the lankan youth.. like to be part of it and work under you..

    all the best,

    • Cricket World Cup 2011 Volunteer Management Team

      Thank you Chaminda. Looking forward to your support this time around too. Best Shevanthi

  • B.A.Enrico .M. Silva

    i would love to be a part of this as a volunteer to help make this world cup a success. great opportunity and it will be a great experience as well undoubtedly.

  • Anupama Lakamli

    I like to join, but still Im not 18 yrs old!! Dont you have anything like this for people above 16! pleassssssssssss………………..

  • manoj

    is there no facilities of online registration

    • Cricket World Cup 2011 Volunteer Management Team

      Hi Please go to the CWC2011 Zone on this page itself.

  • wasantha

    I am interested in participating for this ICC W/C as a volunteer. Pls let me know how can I apply for it


    • Cricket World Cup 2011 Volunteer Management Team

      Hi, you can apply online through the CWC2011 zone on this page.

  • Shevanthi Fernando

    yeah.i like it

  • Thidas Tharupathi Mahindadasa

    I’m very happy 2 join in plc let me know. When ur recruiting.

  • Senaka Kalubowila

    I really interested in take part in this event … pl. send me the details

    • Cricket World Cup 2011 Volunteer Management Team

      Thank you for your interest.
      You can submit your application to through the CWC 2011 Zone on this site.

  • nnn

    SLC moderator, Pls tell us, is the WI whole series going to be postponed or not ?. If its going to be postponed, when it will be held again?

  • pravz

    is tomorrows match postponed or not? why SLC silent inspite of all the speculation by tv radio news? the purpose of a website such as this is to ensure the right information is made public at the right time

  • lakshita

    yes I like 2 join with u SLC please send me an application form and more details regarding this

    • Cricket World Cup 2011 Volunteer Management Team

      Thank you for your interest.
      You can submit your application through the CWC 2011 Zone on this site.

      • S. Gobinath

        Sir, I like to be a volunteer in the cwc 2011. i am from Jaffna, and studying in the Jaffna university, i hope that you will give me the great opportunity,
        Thank you..

  • nnn

    SLC moderator,
    1.Can you please tell me whether there is two covered stands besides the grand stand of sooriyawewa stadium?
    2. How many flood light towers are there?
    3.What is the capacity of there?

  • Givantha Ariyaratne

    I am pretty interested about taking part in this event. Please do let me know how i can apply and what do i require to be qualified for this
    Thank you

  • Prabhath Kulatunga

    Please send me more information related to above and i’m looking for join with you all to be success the event.

  • Dilhan

    Really Interesting to take a part in this Opportunity.

  • Gaurav

    Really Interesting to take a part in this Opportunity…
    Can you send me more details and Application Form to this mail??


    I would like to joint volunteer and help srilankan cricket.

  • Ahamed Sanoon

    Really Interesting to take a part in this Opportunity…
    Can you send me more details and Application Form to this mail??