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  • Buenos Aires 2018 opens the largest sports volunteer program in the Argentine history


    11/29/17

    Buenos Aires 2018 launches the largest sports volunteer program in the Argentine history

    • Registration for volunteers will be opened on December 5.
    • There will be hundreds of positions available.
    • The process will be done through www.buenosaires2018.com

    Buenos Aires - November 29. The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Organizing
    Committee will celebrate, on December 5, the International Volunteer Day with the
    launching of the largest sports volunteer program in the Argentine history.

    The registration of candidates will be done online at www.buenosaires2018.com and will be
    opened until March 31.

    Under the idea “Be part of history”, the program will offer a variety of positions within
    multiple areas such as assistance to spectators, translation services, media relations,
    assistance in sports competitions, assistance to delegations, health and technology.
    Voluntary work is one of the main values of the Olympic Movement. The Games wouldn’t be
    possible without volunteers’ participation, dedication and commitment.

    “Athletes are the center of the Olympic Movement and of the Games,” said Gerardo
    Werthein, president of the Buenos Aires 2018 Organizing Committee.

    “Volunteers are essential for the Movement and essential for the development of the Youth
    Olympic Games,” he added.

    The up to 8,000 volunteers for Buenos Aires 2018 will be chosen from a list of local and
    foreign candidates. They must be of age (+18) before the Games start on October 6, 2018,
    and there’s no age limit. One of the requirements is that they are available during a minimum
    of 10 days so as to take part in the events.

    Assessment criteria are multiple: education, languages or experience in large events and
    within the required areas. Aptitudes will be studied case by case.

    Volunteers will receive the necessary trainings for being able to perform their duties.
    Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee
    prensa@buenosaires2018.com

    About the Youth Olympic Games
    The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is an international multi-sport event for young athletes,
    aged 15 to 18. This event, with both an educational and cultural nature, is aimed at inspiring
    young people to embrace Olympic values.

    Its celebration, held every four years (in its two editions, winter and summer, which take
    place alternately every two years), is promoted by the International Olympic Committee
    (IOC).

    The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games will be held between October 6 and October
    18, with almost 3,998 athletes from 206 countries.


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