POSTED: November 14th 2014

Registration Period Extended for Rio 2016 Volunteer Program

MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) For those who are interested in one of the 70,000 volunteer places available for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Volunteer Program, will have more time to register, as the registration period has been extended until December 15th.

Rio 2016's volunteer program manager, Flavia Fontes stated, “There has been a significant increase in registrations over the last few weeks, as well as a number of requests to extend the registration period.”

She went on to add, “It is clear that there are still many interested people who have yet to register, so we have decided to extend the registration period until December 15, to give everyone the opportunity to participate. This really is the last chance.”

Currently, there are over 160,000 registration applications spread across Brazil and over 180 countries all over the world. Out of the Brazilian candidates, about 85% of them either work or study, and have educations ranging from a high school certificate, to doctorate degrees.

Flavia said, "We are very happy that such a wide range of people have registered for the program."

With this in mind, those who are interested in registering can visit the program's website at, or make a call to +55 21 3004-2016. However, you must be 18 years old by February 2016, and be available for a minimum of ten days during the Games.

A possible total of nine functional areas will be available, such as, customer services, sports, press and communication, ceremonies production, protocol and languages, operational support, technology, health services, and transport.

Online English course access will be given to all applicants for a year, and they will also receive specific training that will cover their task, the sports, and facilities where they will work. For the days that they work, the volunteers will receive free meals and transportation, along with a full uniform.

Keywords · Rio 2016 · Olympic · Paralympic · Olympic Games · Brazil

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