Rino Costanza caught the volunteering bug when Coventry hosted Olympic football matches in 2012, and he hasn’t looked back since. He’s since volunteered for numerous local and national sporting events, and can’t wait to feel the buzz of volunteering at Birmingham 2022!
“If you were to ask any volunteer what they get out of volunteering in a sporting event, I would presume we all would say the same thing. The thrill and excitement in being part of an historic sporting event is like no other. Being part of a team of fellow enthusiasts, learning new skills, engaging with people from all walks of life and being challenged to put a great show brings so much reward.”
For Rino, welcoming spectators from all over the world to Coventry was the best part of his volunteering experience:
“To welcome the warm and colourful culture of a significant number of fans from Japan was the highlight for me. Being able to engage and talk to them about the City of Coventry was very humbling and really showed the nature of our roles for ambassadors for the city.”
Although he’s been volunteering for nearly a decade, Rino says those with no experience as volunteers shouldn’t be deterred from applying:
“Whether you are a seasoned volunteer or something you have thought about but never ventured, then give volunteering at Birmingham 2022 serious consideration. I will guarantee that once you’ve experienced it you will never look back gain – you will have the buzz for life!”