Open your orienteering world with IOF

Do you want to travel the world and discover orienteering in other countries? Or maybe open your home to a counselor from another location?

The all-new Connecting Worldwide Volunteer Platform aims to connect career counselors around the world. It was developed by the IOF Global Development Commission (GDC) and offers six ways to connect around the world.

You can register as a volunteer or search for one. It is possible to register a project and seek help to make it happen or to seek out projects to lend a hand. Additionally, you can search for host families or register yourself as a host family.

The GDC hopes to offer volunteers a unique experience of orienteering in other countries and regions of the world, while orienteering clubs and federations can find active and competent support to carry out events or projects. Ultimately, it could help promote the global growth of orienteering by connecting orienteers around the world.

Go to and sign up today as a volunteer, host family or find orienteers to help with your event. Any comments to improve the platform are welcome.

Connecting with orienteering around the world has never been easier.

Dino J. Dotson