Tryon World Equestrian Games Volunteer Inquiries Being Accepted

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TRYON, North Carolina, Jan. 16, 2018–Volunteer inquiries are now being accepted for the World Equestrian Games at Tryon in North Carolina Sept. 11-23.

The WEG, held only once every four years, will be staged at the Tryon International Equestrian Center and is expected to be the largest sporting event in North America in 2018.

The Volunteer Management Program is in the “Scope Phase” and receiving inquiries from prospective WEG volunteers. People interested in volunteering can fill out an inquiry form online at www.tryon2018.com.

An online inquiry is the first in a sequence of steps required to complete a volunteer application. The additional steps can be found in the online WEG Volunteer Portal that will be launched in March.

This scheduled launch will begin the recruitment phase. Volunteers who have submitted an inquiry through the existing online form will receive a link to the Volunteer Portal to begin an application. Volunteers will create a login and password, answer security and ability questions, purchase the uniform package, and sign a liability waiver.

Beginning in April, volunteers selected for service will be notified of their assignment(s), during the selection phase.

May 1 is the deadline for all volunteers to complete applications through the online Volunteer Portal.

Orientation and Pilot Training phases” will occur June through September.

Anyone who has previously filled out the online inquiry form on the Tryon 2018 website does not need to resubmit the form to receive an invitation to the online Volunteer Portal.

Interested parties who have not yet submitted an inquiry form may do so by clicking here to submit a volunteer inquiry.

To view the Volunteer Program FAQ please click here.

The WEG Volunteer Management Committee also announced a community hosting initiative for WEG volunteers. Volunteers may request complimentary housing through the online Volunteer Portal on the application form. Hosting families will be located regionally within proximity of TIEC.

Homeowners who want more information on the volunteer program should contact volunteerhousing@tryonweg.com.