POSTED: Tuesday February 7th 2017
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LA 2024 launches first-of-its-kind digitally powered Volunteer Service Program

Bid leaders vow to harness Angelenos’ passion for the Games and for volunteerism to benefit LA’s communities well before 2024

Angelenos can sign up at http://www.la24.org/volunteer to participate in community service today and receive priority consideration for volunteer opportunities in 2024

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LOS ANGELES - LA 2024 bid leaders today officially announced a first-of-its-kind digitally powered Volunteer Service Program aiming to harness Angelenos’ passion for the Games and for volunteerism to benefit LA’s communities well before 2024. LA 2024's Volunteer Service Program will spotlight opportunities in 2017 for Angelenos to make a difference in their communities through volunteer work and community service, providing tangible benefits to the region during the bid phase.

Participants - hundreds of whom already signed up at LA 2024's sunrise celebration last Thursday at the Coliseum - will engage with the program online via desktop and mobile as part of LA 2024's commitment to communicate with young people on their platforms and on their terms. In recognition for their service, participants will receive priority consideration for volunteer opportunities during the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, should LA be elected host city by the IOC. This process will ensure that visitors in 2024 would find a dedicated and experienced team of volunteers with detailed knowledge of the LA 2024 Games Plans, ready to provide world-class service as a result of having been involved with the bid committee and OCOG for up to seven years leading up to the Games.

The LA 2024 Volunteer Service Program will rely on the bid committee’s relationships with companies and nonprofit organizations that want to see the Games return to the US for the first time in 28 years, including Angel City Sports, CicLAvia, Friends of the Los Angeles River, the Goldhirsh Foundation, Heal the Bay, LA’s BEST, the LA Marathon, LA84 Foundation, Southern California Edison, and United Way of Greater Los Angeles. LA 2024 will collaborate with additional corporate, non-profit and philanthropic organizations on community service projects in the months ahead.

LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said: “The LA 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games will be a celebration of all Angelenos and the diverse communities of Southern California. 18 million talented, creative and caring Angelenos are our greatest asset for hosting the Games. If Los Angeles is elected host city, tens of thousands of Angelenos would volunteer to support the events and welcome the world to our city. But we're not waiting until 2024. LA 2024 wants to use the power of the Games to galvanize volunteerism today, making LA an even better place to live for all Angelenos, well before the Games.”

“On behalf of LA 2024, thank you to all of the organizations that are partnering with us on this program. Together we will ensure that the legacy of the 2024 Games begins today.”

LA 2024 Vice Chair and Director of Athlete Relations Janet Evans said: “Thank you to the hundreds of Angelenos who have already signed up to join LA 2024 as we give back to our communities and make a difference in our communities today. We hope many more join us in this effort. Shows of support like these bring to life what polls tell us - that an overwhelming 88% of Angelenos want to bring the Games back to LA in 2024. The Olympic enthusiasm that LA 2024 will harness to give back to our communities today is the same enthusiasm that athletes, fans and members of the Olympic Family can expect when they are warmly welcomed here in 2024.”

For more information visit LA24.org.

LA 2024 can also be found on the following social media channels:

Twitter.com/LA2024
Facebook.com/LA2024
Instagram.com/LA2024
YouTube.com/LA2024
Snapchat.com/add/la2024

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Name: La 2024 Media
Organization: LA 2024
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Phone: 14243204513
URL: https://la24.org/


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