Thousands apply to be Tokyo 2020 volunteers06.10.2018
In the first 10 days more than 30,000 people have completed registrations
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced on Friday (5 October) that, just 10 days after the commencement of registrations, more than 30,000 applications for the Tokyo 2020 Games Volunteer Programme have been received.
As of 10:00 JST 5 October, 61,826 people have registered to apply and 31,982 people had completed the application. Tokyo 2020 will be offering up to 80,000 volunteer opportunities, and continues to welcome applications from all people with a passion to contribute to the success of the Games.
Registration will be open until early December 2018. The exact closing date for applications will be announced on the Tokyo 2020 website at a later date.
Orientation sessions and interviews for applicants residing in Japan will commence in February 2019, with general training following in October 2019. Orientation for successful overseas applicants will be held between March and July 2019 via video calls, with training to follow from June 2020.
Volunteers will provide valuable support for the operation of the Games in a variety of roles at competition venues and at the Athletes’ Village, and their contribution will be a key factor in the Games' success.
How to apply
Games volunteers will have a unique opportunity to provide support in a number of areas, including spectator guidance, competition operation and media operation. They will be deployed in various locations including competition venues and the Athletes’ Village.
Who is eligible
Applicants must fulfil the following two requirements:
• Born prior to 1 April 2002
• Japanese nationals or persons with valid visas permitting residence in Japan during the volunteer period (including temporary visitors)