2022 World University Orienteering Championships

The 2022 World University Orienteering Championships are scheduled for August 15-22 in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. It is not too early to start thinking about competition in 2022. The main criteria for eligibility are as follows:

  • Athletes must be a citizen of the country they represent;
  • Athletes must be at least 18 and less than 25 years of age on January 1st in the year of the event; for 2022, athletes must be born between 01/01/1997 and 12/31/2004.
  • Athletes must be students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at a university or similar institute whose status is recognized by the appropriate national academic authority of their country;
  • Athletes may be former students of the institutions mentioned above, who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year preceding the event.

If you are interested in going you should contact Linda Kohn as soon as you have checked your calendar! The team selection will take place by petition. Performance at past events and rankings will be considered.

Please let Linda know of your interest by emailing wornerkohn at gmail dot com.

Link to Bulletin 1 & 2

Seeking ORIENTEERING Volunteers for The World Games 2022!

Be a part of The World Games! The best elite orienteers in the world will compete in Sprint, Middle, and Sprint Relay events in Birmingham, Alabama at The World Games, July 7 – 17, 2022. Vulcan Orienteering Club (VOC) will need a lot of volunteers to make this a success. There’s something for everyone: start and finish crews; course testing; control watching and traffic control; arena setup; spectator event planning; and orienteering sport demo booth.  We are seeking volunteers of all skill levels including a couple volunteer Team Leader positions.

Here are links to the official FAQs. Please read them to ensure that you understand what is involved. They contain more detailed information, such as meals, transportation, training and information about complimentary tickets to events.

  • Volunteer FAQ – Requirements {dead link – content removed 6 July 2024}
  • Volunteer FAQ – Perks {dead link – content removed 6 July 2024}
  • Volunteer FAQ – Process {dead link – content removed 6 July 2024}
  • Volunteer FAQ – Info {dead link – content removed 6 July 2024}

Registration is LIVE so NOW is the time to sign up. Instructions to sign up are provided below as well as the link to register. Use the code SORIENTEERING so you will be assigned to our volunteer pool. 

Here is a brief summary of requirements and perks:


  • Have knowledge of the specified sport
  • Complete online application
    • Input referral code SORIENTEERING
  • Accept invitation for Sport Volunteer Team Assignment
  • Complete required training modules
  • Volunteer at least 20 hours during the games.


  • Headwear
  • Uniform Shirt
  • Lapel Pin
  • Water Bottle
  • Closing Ceremony Invitation
  • Tickets to select events based on completed shifts
  • Invitation to Volunteer Appreciation Party

  • Click this link and create account in Rosterfy – https://twg.rosterfy.com/register.
  • Receive link to application via email. {may take a few minutes to arrive}
  • Begin filling out application. {application is separate from the Rosterfy account creation}
    • Input sport registration code: SORIENTEERING on application.
  • Complete and submit application.

Thank you for helping us to make The World Games 2022 Orienteering a truly World Class event!

Back to the Woods NRE Recap

November 6-7, 2021

  • Type: Sprint / Middle / Long NRE
  • Host Club: Delaware Valley Orienteering Club (DVOA)
  • Event Director: Mary Frank
    • Course Setters: Tom Overbaugh / Wyatt Riley
    • Course Consultants: Dave Cady, Eric Weyman, Bob Putnam
    • Vetters: Hugh MacMullan IV, John Campbell, Ralph Tolbert, Nate Orwaschel
    • Registrar: Lena Kushleyeva
  • Venues:
    • Sprint: Bellevue State Park
      • Wilmington, DE
    • Middle: Iron Hill County Park
      • Newark, DE
    • Long: Rodney Scout Reservation
      • Northeast, MD
  • Official Event Page

Saturday AM Sprint – Bellevue State Park


Saturday PM Middle – Iron Hill State Park


Sunday Long – Rodney Scout Reservation