B.C. – Call for Volunteers – Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Welcome to the experience of a lifetime

Every once in a while an opportunity comes along that you can’t afford to pass up. Our country is getting set to host the world for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. It’s an exciting prospect and we want you to get involved.

Volunteers for the 2010 Winter Games will have a variety of roles to fill — we’re looking for all types of backgrounds and skill sets. If you think you’ve got what it takes, we’d love to hear from you.

What it takes
If you’re interested in volunteering for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, read on. Here are some things to consider before deciding if this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is right for you.
• We’re looking for volunteers who are available before, during and after the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. We encourage everyone to apply, but please keep in mind that the more time and flexibility you have, the more opportunities there may be for you to get involved.
• With an expected 25,000 volunteers, accommodation is a major consideration. Although pre-arranged accommodation is not a pre-requisite, we would strongly recommend it.
• You must be 19 years old on or before September 1, 2008 to apply for a volunteer role.
• We’ll be using electronic communication (i.e. the volunteer website, e-mail etc.) to pass along important information. You’ll need your own valid e-mail address and access to the Internet.
• You must complete and pass an RCMP background check, and any other relevant security clearances to be considered for a volunteer role.
• We’re also looking for Sport Event volunteers. Sport Events are major national or international events, such as World Cups or World Championships that will take place locally in 2008 and early 2009. VANOC will be testing operations at these events. Each sport discipline will be tested at least once leading up to the Games, so there are many chances for you to get involved. You’ll be asked if you’re interested in volunteering for Sport Events on the volunteer application form. Don’t forget to click Yes.

What you need: required documentation
The online application form takes about 30-40 minutes to complete. It’s the first step in securing your spot as volunteer candidate with the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. Here’s the information and documents you’ll need to have handy to fill out the application.
• A current e-mail address
• One of the following types of ID (Birth certificate, driver’s licence, Indian Status Card, Passport, Provincial ID)
• The name and number of someone we can contact in case of an emergency
• CPR and/or First Aid certification (if applicable)
• Driver’s licence number (if you have one)
• The consent and contact details of your parent/guardian (if you are currently under 19 years old, but will be 19 by September 1, 2008)

Show your heart. Play your part.

Join Team Vancouver 2010 for the opportunity of a lifetime. Share your diverse skills, language and background. Volunteer for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler.