Buenos Aires 2018 closes its first phase of volunteer programme with more than 35,000 candidates

The first phase of the registration period for the biggest sports volunteer programme in Argentina’s history closed on March 31 with 35,274 applicants from more than 130 countries.

Most of the candidates (73%) are from Argentina, followed by Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. Outside of Ibero-America, Russia has the most registered candidates, followed by China, France and the United States.

63% of the candidates are between 18 and 35 years old. Sixteen applicants are over 76 years old. Of the total, 55% of the applicants are men.

The volunteer registration period was launched on December 5, 2017.

Applicants who have registered but have not yet completed the registration form can still do so at: http://www.buenosaires.com/. Registration for a set of specific sport positions will remain open for a few more weeks. Any questions can be sent to: voluntariado@buenosaires.com.

The selection process is underway to choose up to 8,000 volunteers who will have the privilege of witnessing the Youth Olympic Games first-hand.

The selection criteria include the following: education, languages, experience in big events and in specific areas. Skills will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Volunteers will receive the necessary training to fulfil their roles.

Volunteerism is one of the main values of the Olympic Movement. The Games would not be possible without the participation, dedication and commitment of the volunteers.

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