Volunteer with us

+++ We are pleased to announce that due to the high number of volunteers we are no longer asking for volunteers at this time. +++


We will be welcoming around 25,000 Rotarians from around the world to Hamburg during the 2019 Rotary International Convention. As many participating Rotarians are not from Germany and don't speak German, we would like to help them navigate the great city of Hamburg!

We would love your support as a...


There are specific locations in Hamburg where our guests will especially be in need of assistance, advice or help. This includes:

  • Hamburg airport
  • Hamburg central train station
  • S train stations "Sternschanze" and "Dammtor"
  • Area surrounding the trade fair grounds "Messehalle"
  • Around the Elbe Philharmonic Hall and the Laeiszhalle
  • Near the Chamber of Commerce
  • Throughout the Inner city during the 3k-walk and the bike tour

Team Leader 

We are looking for individuals to serve as team leaders for the above-mentioned locations for the duration of the event. Tasks include the following:

  • Inspect the location/area in advance
  • Put together the task description for the volunteers
  • Schedule the shifts for the given location
  • Coordinate with the volunteers
  • Serve as the point of contact for all volunteers helping out in the team leaders's area of responsibility 

The team leaders will take on a large amount of responsibility for their given area but will of course be supported by the volunteering project leaders in the HOC!


Frequently asked questions

1. Who can get involved as a volunteer or a team leader?

All are welcome! Supporters do not necessarily need to be active Rotarians or Rotaractors, but can also be friends or family. 

2. Is there a minimum age required to volunteer?

Yes, volunteers must be at least 18 years old. 

3. Why should I get involved?

Do not miss this great opportunity to interact with people from many different cultures! Volunteers will be "in the thick of things" and get to know interesting people from all around the world.

4. What is the duration of a shift?

Each shift will take 3 hours. It is possible to sign up for more than one shift.


5. I would like to sign up to volunteer. Do I have to be registered for the Convention?

No, volunteers do not have to be registered for the Convention.