Applications for central volunteers are now
closed. Volunteers who have submitted an application by 18 June 2023 can
finalise their application between 18 and 30 June*.
volunteers with full registration by June 18 (uploaded all three
documents in the reserved area and submitted their application) can be
validated and make payment for their chosen package by June 30.
All the information about what it is to volunteer at WYD and what it takes to be a volunteer is available here.
is built with the generosity of all! All volunteers are therefore asked
to contribute an amount, depending on the package they choose
(with/without accommodation, food, etc.), covering part of the
costs. Enrollment as a volunteer is only confirmed after the payment of
The registration method may vary according to
the Volunteer Registration Packages table – which always cover the
period from 23 July to 7 August:
PACKAGE V1: includes accommodation, food (dinner on 23rd July, breakfast, lunch and dinner from 24th July to 6th August, and breakfast 7th August), transport, insurance and volunteer kit - 145€
PACKAGE V2: includes food (dinner on 23rd July, lunch and dinner from 24th July to 6th August), transport, insurance and volunteer kit - 90€
PACKAGE V3: includes
transport, insurance and volunteer kit (this is also the only package
available for Parish Volunteers – who register through the respective
Parishes of the Dioceses of Lisbon, Santarém and Setúbal) - 30€
PACKAGE V4: includes food (lunch and dinner from 31st July to 6th August), transport, insurance and volunteer kit - 60€
Accommodation Accommodation includes a communal enclosed space with sanitary facilities. Accommodation may be in schools, sports pavilions, gyms, etc. The accommodations spaces will be open to volunteers from July 23rd until August 7th, 2023 Breakfast will be distributed at these locations every day from July 24th to August 7th, 2023, and is for those who have selected the package that includes accommodation. The night of August 5th to August 6th will be spent outdoors at the location of the WYD Lisbon 2023 Vigil and Missioning Mass. All volunteers must therefore bring any necessary items (sleeping bag, etc.) to sleep at this location. Those volunteers who registered as a group and who have chosen the package that includes accommodation will, in principle, be accommodated in the same place together.
Food If the volunteer chooses a package that includes food, they will be guaranteed access to different meals, depending on the package chosen. All registered volunteers/group leaders will be guaranteed food for the night of August 5th and breakfast on the 6th, as they will all be at "Campo da Graça" (Parque Tejo) at the final events of WYD Lisbon 2023.
Transport This option includes a transport card for any public transport that volunteers need to carry out any assigned tasks.
Insurance All volunteers will be covered by personal accident insurance, which will be valid from July 23rd to August 7th, 2023.
Volunteer kit The registration of all volunteers also includes a volunteer kit, which includes a WYD backpack with official WYD Lisbon 2023 products. This kit will be delivered to each volunteer at the time of check-in. Volunteer t-shirts will be the main way that pilgrims identify who is a volunteer. Volunteer t-shirts should only be worn if the volunteer is on duty. Whenever the person is not working as a volunteer, they should not wear the volunteer t-shirt. There will also be another form of identification for each volunteer: the volunteer credential that will be given upon check-in.
Volunteer Registration Fee Refunds
Volunteer registration fees that have already been
paid will not be refunded. The only exception will be for volunteers who are
denied a visa to enter Portugal. If a volunteer is denied a visa to enter Portugal, and
subsequently will not be able to participate in World Youth Day, the volunteer
must provide proof of this and send this proof to the WYD Lisbon 2023 Local
Organizing Committee. The Local Organizing Committee may refund up to 90% of
the amount paid by the volunteer in this situation. Bank transaction fees will
be deducted from the amount to be refunded.
The refund will be distributed by a single bank transfer to the bank account indicated by the volunteer. The refunds will be completed up to ninety (90) days after the end of World Youth Day Lisbon 2023.
If an event is canceled or changed due to weather conditions or force majeure, no refunds will be given for registration fees that have already been paid.
For questions about refunds, the volunteer should contact the WYD Lisbon 2023 Local Organizing Committee at the following email: email@example.com.
You can consult more information regarding the registration fee regulations, which are available on the WYD Lisbon 2023 Foundation registration platform.
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