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VOLUNTEER’S JOURNEY

Find out more about the stages here!
  • Registration
    28 AUGUST 2014 TO
    15 DECEMBER 2014
    (CLOSED)
  • Waiting list
    16 DECEMBER 2014
  • Online dynamics
    31 OCTOBER 2014
    TO DECEMBER 2014
  • Language leveling
    NOVEMBER 2014 TO
    31 DECEMBER 2014
  • Interview process
    MARCH 2015 TO
    MAY 2016
  • Test events
    JULY 2015 TO
    MAY 2016
  • Letter of Invitation
    NOVEMBER 2015
  • Training
    November 2015
  • SHIFTS
    MARCH 2016
  • Accreditation
    July 2016
  • YOUR ROLE
    August and
    September 2016
  • Celebration
TEST EVENTS VOLUNTEERS

As well as at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, you will be able to take part in Aquece Rio, the Rio 2016 test event programme that gets underway in the second half of 2015.

WHAT ARE THE VOLUNTEER'S ROLES?

RECEIVING THE PUBLIC IN COMPETITION ARENAS, INDICATING THE BEST ROUTE, HELPING FOREIGNERS GET BY.
THERE ARE MANY ROLES THAT A VOLUNTEER MAY PERFORM DURING THE RIO 2016 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES.
CUSTOMER SERVICES
CUSTOMER SERVICES

If you love dealing with the public and feel at ease talking to people you do not know, this is the job for you. Volunteering within CUSTOMER SERVICES you will be helping and interacting with spectators and athletes in a wide variety of circumstances, including:

• Welcoming and providing assistance at venues, the Olympic Village and airports
• Guiding the flow of people entering and leaving venues
• Queue organisation
• Checking tickets at the entrances of competition venues
• Providing support in checking credentials at access-controlled entry points
• Providing general information inside competition venues, such as helping people find their seats and helping them find what they are looking for
• Helping people with a disability move around inside venues
• Working on information desks and in the lost-and-found office
• Providing assistance to sponsors and partners

General requirements

Great Communication skills
Good-humoured approach
Proactive
Flexible
Good listener
Comfortable when interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds

Sports
Sports

SPORTS volunteers are real sports enthusiasts, going to sleep and waking up with sport on their minds, as well as having in-depth knowledge of the rules of their favourite sport. They will help organise competitions and provide support for delegations inside the sports venues. These volunteers will be responsible for:

• Helping with sports equipment and its maintenance inside competition venues and at training facilities
• Providing operational support during competitions
• Handling and distributing sports equipment

General Requirements

In-depth knowledge of the sport
Experience in related activities
Physically fit and well

PRESS AND COMMUNICATION
PRESS AND COMMUNICATION

If you are drawn to activities related to communications, photography and content production, and are interested in working with the press, you could be a PRESS AND COMMUNICATION volunteer, responsible for:

• Producing content for various communications channels
• Releasing competition results to the press
• Staffing press centre information desks
• Helping in the operational coordination of press conference rooms
• Working in the sports venues’ mixed zones

General requirements

High level writing skills
Articulate speaker
Experience in press-related activities, such as photography, filming, press office work and text editing.

OPERATIONAL SUPPORT
OPERATIONAL SUPPORT

OPERATIONAL SUPPORT volunteers will help in various important areas whose shared task is to organise the Rio 2016 Games, including administrative services, accreditation, logistics and distribution of uniforms. As an operational support volunteer, you will be responsible for:

• Assisting with uniform distribution
• Supporting Workforce Check-In Operations
• Access control and credential production support
• Circulate information relevant to the running of the Games
• Distribute materials to capture people’s attention

General requirements

Knowledge of administration concepts
Organisation and planning
Basic computer skills

CEREMONIES PRODUCTION
CEREMONIES PRODUCTION

The opening and closing ceremonies and the victory ceremonies for each sport competition are always supercharged with pomp, emotion and excitement. And if the looks on the faces of all those involved are to touch the millions of viewers around the world, many volunteers will have to work in the wings to ensure that everything is perfectly synchronised. Volunteers will be responsible for:

• Providing logistical and protocol support for the opening and closing ceremonies
• Supporting hairdressers, make-up artists and dressers
• Assisting with sets and behind the scenes at ceremonies
• Ensuring that the correct flags are raised at victory ceremonies
• Carrying medals and bouquets at victory ceremonies
• Helping organise the victory ceremonies
• Accompanying athletes from the waiting area to the podium

General requirements

Good dress sense and familiarity with hairdressing and make-up
Basic experience in artistic productions
Experience in organising events
Manual skills
Experience in organising ceremonies

CEREMONIES CAST

To be a part of the cast that will help make these events even more unforgettable, we are looking for volunteers with a passion for creativity to show us what they can do. The selection process for the ceremony cast will be conducted separately, with applications opening in February 2015. You do not need any specific experience or know-how to take part, just leave your details below in order to receive more information once registration is open.

Important

If you want to sign up for the ceremony cast, DO NOT REGISTER YOURSELF IN THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME. Click on CEREMONY cast at the bottom of this page and fill out the form with your name and an email where you can be contacted

PROTOCOL AND LANGUAGES
PROTOCOL AND LANGUAGES

If you want to use your language skills and are able to welcome people from throughout the world, this is your group. Being a PROTOCOL AND LANGUAGES volunteer means that you will help with:

• Accompanying athletes and delegation members during the Games
• Assisting national and international delegations at airports and hotels
• Providing administrative and logistical assistance in activities, such as official events, cultural programmes and competitions
• Interpreting athletes’ comments in another language
• Helping welcome delegations, helping to transfer them to the Olympic Village and ensure that they have satisfactory accommodation and recreational amenities.

General requirements

High level communication skills
Fluency in foreign languages
Interpersonal relations
Presentation skills and ability to maintain confidentiality.

HEALTH SERVICES
HEALTH SERVICES

Healthcare knowledge and certification are basic requirements for HEALTH SERVICES volunteers during the Games. Professionals working in the most varied specialities, including doctors, dentists, nurses, technicians, first-aid workers, masseurs, physiotherapists and veterinary surgeons, will be the heroes of this team. They will be responsible for:

• Providing medical assistance to athletes and spectators in training and competitions venues, and in the Olympic Village
• Providing scheduled and emergency consultations during the Games
• Providing dental treatment to athletes
• Dispensing, controlling, storing and transporting pharmaceuticals
• Performing laboratory and imaging tests for athletes
• Providing anti-doping services

Requirements

Academic qualifications and professional experience in healthcare and medicine.

HEALTH SERVICES volunteers will work in competition and non-competition facilities, as well as at medical stations, polyclinics and in mobile units supporting the Games. Each competition venue will have medical stations exclusively for athletes and stations exclusively for spectators, workforce and ancillary staff.

• Dentist, dental hygienist, dental radiologist, dental prosthesis technician, dental surgery assistant, dental assistant
• Pharmacist
• Physiotherapist
• Masseur or massage therapist
• Nurse, nursing technician, nursing assistant
• Medical radiologist
• Orthopaedic immobilisation technician
• First-aid worker
• Doctors with various specialisations

TECHNOLOGY
TECHNOLOGY

Computers and cables, internet connections, mobile phones and applications  this is the technology athletes need. If you have sporting tendencies and are very familiar with this world, register for the Rio 2016 Volunteer Programme to help out with TECHNOLOGY. Our digital volunteers will be responsible for:

• Providing technical support for information services at the Games
• Operating competition scoreboards
• Working on competition result statistics
• Generating and circulating printed matter relating to competition results
• Using walkie-talkies in competition arenas

General requirements

Knowledge of computers and the internet
Familiarity with information technology and telecommunications
Experience on help desks

TRANSPORT
TRANSPORT

If you think you are a good driver, feel comfortable about taking specified routes through Rio de Janeiro and would be happy organising transport for people involved in the Games, then you are the right person with the right skills for taking on the tasks of a TRANSPORT volunteer. Always ready with a smile, transport volunteers will provide information and help people of various nationalities and from widely-differing cultures. TRANSPORT volunteers will be responsible for:

• Driving light vehicles between competition zones
• Managing the volume of passengers taking official Games’ transport
• Providing information on transport routes and timetables
• Helping update vehicle flow information and working with the transport monitoring system
• Organising vehicle parking
• Helping schedule official vehicle arrivals and departures
• Guiding people to transport points when they leave competition venues

General requirements

Basic knowledge of public transport in Rio de Janeiro and the football cities
Holding a current Brazilian driver’s license
Experience in directing people and a good sense of direction
Being fast, fit and flexible

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