World Transplant Games 2019

World Transplant Games 2019 logoThe World Transplant Games (WTG) are staged by the World Transplant Games Federation. Held over seven days, the Summer Games are held every two years in host cities around the world. This inspiring event is a celebration of a second chance of living life to the full, demonstrating the success of transplant surgery and raising public awareness of organ donation.

The Games will see around 3000 visitors from 70 countries come to NewcastleGateshead. Competitors aged from 4 to over 80 will all have had lifesaving organ or tissue transplants. There will be events for living donors and donor families, as well as a number of social and cultural events.

We will need volunteers to help with the games. The type of roles available will include:

  • translators
  • general event volunteers
  • social event volunteers
  • sport specific volunteers
  • communications and branding volunteers
  • registration volunteers

View more information about the roles

Volunteers will be:

  • provided with training relevant to the specific volunteer role
  • part of the volunteer team delivering and support the Games
  • provided with refreshments/lunch when required
  • provided with a t-shirt to wear whenever volunteering
  • when not volunteering, offered an opportunity to be a spectator at the Games where possible
  • able to develop a unique experience to enhance their own skills set

Volunteer to help with the World Transplant Games 2019

If you are already registered as a volunteer with us and would like to take part in this event, please email

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