Volunteer at the Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup and Travel Free to Brazil

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Volunteer at the Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup and Travel Free to Brazil

The Homeless World Cup, has opened the opportunity for 30 lucky volunteers to join 64 national teams of homeless players on Copacabana Beach, Rio, Brazil from 18-28 September 2010 for the Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup.

30 volunteers will raise £2,300 in sponsorship to enable one homeless player to participate in the Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup and cover their own flight, accommodation and leisure activities.

The Homeless World Cup is a world-class annual, international football tournament, uniting teams of people who are homeless and excluded to take a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent their country and change their lives forever. It has triggered and develops grass roots football projects in over 70 nations working with over 30,000 homeless and excluded people throughout the year.

The impact is unprecedented. Over 70% of players change their lives coming off drugs and alcohol, moving into jobs, education, homes, training, reuniting with families, becoming players and coaches for pro or semi-pro football teams.

The first Homeless World Cup took place in Graz 2003 uniting 18 national teams. It has since grown to unite 64 nations at the 8th Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup, which includes a Women’s Cup. Paris, France is the host of the 2011 Homeless World Cup. It is supported by Nike, United Nations, Vodafone Foundation, UEFA, Global Ambassador Eric Cantona and international footballers Didier Drogba and Rio Ferdinand.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 23:00

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