There will be plenty of perks for Sochi volunteers though. They will be among the first to see the completed Olympic slopes and stadiums, they'll get to participate in some unique experiences, receive cool volunteer t-shirts and admission to events they work.
Anyone can become a volunteer, as long as they are between 18 and 80 years old on January 6, 2014, but keep in mind, volunteers not in Moscow will need to complete an interview in the coming weeks via Skype. They'll also need to pass an online English test as part of the registration process.
To apply to be a Sochi volunteer online, visit http://vol.sochi2014.com/en/.