Up to 80,000 volunteers needed for next Games12 Sep 2018
By Tokyo 2020
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has announced that applications for its Games Volunteer Programme will open from 26 September. 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.
Overview of the Volunteer Programme
When to apply
From 13:00 (JST) / 06:00 (CEST) on Wednesday 26 September until December 2018
The exact closing date for applications will be announced on the Tokyo 2020 website at a later date.
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)
Tokyo 2020 is seeking to offer up to 80,000 volunteer opportunities. It welcomes applications from all people with a passion to contribute to the success of the Games.