POSTED: October 3rd 2014
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High volume of Rio 2016 Volunteer Programme applicants bodes well for Brazil

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) More than 100,000 applications have been received by the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games’ Volunteer Programme from 180 different countries.

The host country, Russia, China, the United States, and Mexico have produced the most applicants, with only 70,000 needed for the Games.

“We are very happy that the response has been so positive,” Rio 2017 Organising Committee Human Resources Director Henrique Gonzalez said. “It is really good to see so many people wanting to play an active role in South America’s first Olympic and Paralympic Games, and share the thrill of this historic event.”

“We do not want to encourage volunteers just for the Games,” Rio 2016 Volunteer Programme Manager Flavia Fontes said. “We also want to give a boost to volunteer work throughout Brazil. This will be yet another legacy of Rio 2016.”

Successful candidates will volunteer in one of nine function areas of the Games: serving the public, sports, press and communications, operational support, production of ceremonies, protocol and languages, healthcare, technology, and transport.

Candidates will also receive access to a one-year English-teaching course.


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