Volunteer programme for Buenos Aires 2018 reaches 20,000 candidates
On Monday, in less than two months since its launch, the volunteer programme for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games reached 20,000 candidates.
The application period, which opened on December 5, 2017, will close on March 31. In addition to signing up in this link, applicants must complete an obligatory form to make it to the evaluation stage.
Under the “Be a part of History” concept, the biggest volunteer programme in Argentina’s history offers a wide variety of positions in diverse areas such spectator assistance, translations services, media relations, competition and delegation assistance, health and technology.
Volunteer service is one of the core values of the Olympic Movement, and the Games would not be possible without volunteer participation, dedication, and commitment.
Up to 8,000 volunteers will be selected for Buenos Aires 2018 from a list of both local and international candidates. While there is no age limit, candidates must be at least 18 years old by August 1, 2018.
Selection criteria include education, languages, as well as experience in large events and the required areas. Skills will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Once selected, volunteers will receive the necessary training to carry out their specific roles.