Last Chance to Register as a Volunteer for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia
February 13, 2013 at 1:50 PM
Time is running out for those hoping to volunteer at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. On March 1, 2013 volunteer registration for 2014 Winter Olympics will close for good.
An estimated 25,000 volunteers will be needed to work nearly 50,000 shifts in more than 20 areas, from meeting delegations at the airport to helping with the Closing Ceremony. There will also be 3,000 volunteers specifically trained to welcome visitors and help them find their way between venues. In total, volunteers will account for more than 30% of the total Sochi staff.
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/.