Volunteer for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Girls Snowshoeing in the Whistler Alpine
Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler. (Paul Morrison)
The 2010 Winter Games will need some 25,000 volunteers to help run the Games. The 2010 Bid Corporation was fortunate to have collected more than 50,000 names of those who are interested in volunteering in 2010.
The list of names will be turned over to the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (OCOG) which will develop a formal volunteer program, likely in 2008.
There will be a competition for volunteer positions, much like applying for a job. Volunteerism is important and the OCOG will want to take those specific skill sets and see how volunteers can be best matched to the jobs involved. There will be an interview process, screening and a training process for volunteers.
In the meantime we're encouraging British Columbians to get more volunteer experience in the next few years by volunteering at the many community events and festivals.
Be sure to check out the many volunteer organizations in your community, or make use of the online resources at http://www.volunteerbc.bc.ca