Deadline to volunteer at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games extended
Have you dreamed of being part of the biggest sporting event on the planet? The application deadline for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Volunteers Programme has been extended until 15 December, 2014.
70,000 people – from all over the world – will volunteer to perform more than 500 roles during the Games, such as interpreters, receptionists, drivers, assistants, reporters and medical professionals.
“The volunteers are indispensable for the success of the Games, they are the soul of the event,” said Flávia Fontes, head of the Rio 2016 Volunteers Programme. “A person in the city could go through the Games without seeing an athlete with their own eyes, but it would be impossible not to meet a volunteer. They play a part in everything, helping and providing information to spectators, assisting heads of state and providing operational support at the ceremonies.”
To take part, applicants must be at least 18 years old in May 2016, have completed basic education (middle/secondary school) and be available for the selection process and to work during the Games. Find out more about the Rio 2016 Volunteers Programme by clicking here.
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