FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy

The aim of the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy (FVLA) is to create a volunteering community around the world that shares the best global practices in volunteer projects across all kinds of sports events. In order to do that, all the values of university sport: excellence, teamwork, innovation, joy of sport and integrity are explored in a programme of conferences, workshops, competitions, cultural exchanges, group projects and much more.

The FVLA: Facts & Figures

  • Duration: up to 7 days

  • Scale: average 110 participants

  • Reach: over 90 countries

  • Frequency: every year

  • Next edition: 10-16 June 2020 in Kazan (Russia) - Applications are now closed.

FISU World University Championships Volunteer Programme

Keen to travel and volunteer at a major global sports event? 

New Zealand university students can apply to be a volunteer at FISU World University Championship events. 

The FISU Volunteer Programme is open to students from all around the world who want to gain experience at an international sport event and develop event management and communication skills. If selected FISU will cover accommodation, local transport and full board. It is a unique global experience you can put on your cv, and allows you to make contacts in the international sport community. The Championship events occur every two years. A complete list of sports played can be found here

Registration procedure in three stages:


By 15th January - for championships March-June

By 15th March - for championships Jul-Aug

By 15th June - for championships Sept-Nov

See here for more programme information. 

Registrations to be sent directly to FISU via application form.