The tradition of volunteer work at the Games started in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland, with around 2,191 participants. In 2016, approximately 70,000 volunteers will continue this legacy, contributing to the staging of the first Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America.
Appreciation of diversity and inclusion
The Olympic Games will be held between 5-21 August, and the Paralympic Games between 7-18 September 2016.
Remember that the cost of accommodation and transfer to Rio and the football cities
(São Paulo, Brasília, Belo Horizonte and Salvador) are the responsibility of the volunteer.
Each person, with his/her skills and aspirations, is personally motivated to be part of the Rio 2016 Games. Some wish to participate behind the scenes and build their own story together with the event. Others consider this the first opportunity to act as volunteers and, consequently, improve their professional CV through networking as well as the training they receive throughout the selection process. Some volunteers will meet people from other cultures and boost their self-confidence. How about you? Find your own personal motivation and participate!
As a volunteer, you may conform to one of two categories:
Where to work and what to do:Event Services
Queue management, ticket control, spectator orientation and information at the venues as well as access control in restricted access areas.
Needs technical or specific knowledge to perform his/her task, like health professionals, IT professionals, sportspeople or people related to sport.Medical Services
Nurses, sports doctors, masseurs, physiotherapists, first aid team, general practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, technicians and doctors with different specialities, among others.
Help desk services, printed results distribution, scoreboard operations, results communication to federations, among others.
Administrative support, support to international federations, support for athletes in warm-up areas, in equipment handling, in classifications operations, among others.
Support in parking areas, embarking and disembarking sites, driving vehicles that belong to the organsing committee.
Translation support for International Sports Federations, athletes, heads of state, delegations, media and others.
Blood sampling, athlete escort and supervision of athlete escort