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Tokyo 2020 to begin recruitment of Games volunteers on Sept 26


The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced Wednesday that it will start inviting applications for the Tokyo 2020 Games volunteer program from Sept 26.

Volunteers will provide valuable support for the operation of the Games in a variety of roles at competition venues and at the Athletes’ Village, and their contribution will be a key factor in the Games' success.

When to apply: From 1 p.m. on Wednesday Sept 26 until December 2018. The exact closing date for applications will be announced on the Tokyo 2020 website at a later date

How to apply: On Tokyo 2020’s website.

Volunteer roles: Games volunteers will have a unique opportunity to provide support in a number of areas, including spectator guidance, competition operation and media operation. They will be deployed in various locations including competition venues and the Athletes’ Village.

Who is eligible: Applicants must fulfill the following two requirements: Born prior to April 1, 2002, and be Japanese nationals or persons with valid visas permitting residence in Japan during the volunteer period (including temporary visitors).

Tokyo 2020 is seeking to offer up to 80,000 volunteer opportunities. It welcomes applications from all people with a passion to contribute to the success of the Games.

In parallel, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to recruit City Volunteers who will welcome and support the large number of foreign tourists expected to take the opportunity of the Tokyo 2020 Games to visit Tokyo. Please refer to their website for more information.

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During the 2010 games in Vancouver they wanted volunteers to work at least an 8 hour shift, good luck to the volunteers in Tokyo with 40+ heat in the summer!

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that person - most of the spectators will be Japanese speakers and most of the athletes (who you said you wanted to work with) will be English speakers. That's why I made my comment.

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If you read my comment again, I am not interested in anything related to the spectators. That's why I mentioned the lack of fluency

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I definitely want to volunteer! I wonder what I can do (more related to the actual games and athletes and entirely unrelated to the spectators....

But I guess it'll be difficult if I'm not fluent!

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that person - I'm sure they'll be delighted to have native English speakers volunteering with the large number of foreign tourists and athletes.

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Brilliantly said, Aoi! It seems that no one will be able to voice any disagreement with the Olympics without being branded a traitor! The opinions of ordinary people were never taken into consideration when the elite of this country decided to have the Olympics.....

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Mobilization of students,

Offering of metals from General Public,

Bad influence to social life,

Social atmosphere that oppress Opposition or Objection,

Tokyo 2020 is similar to wartime.

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