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Volunteering for the Olympics

Thousands of volunteers are required to help stage the Olympic Games and welcome the world. Find out how you can join the team by becoming a volunteer!

Olympic Volunteers

Each host city depends on anywhere from 20,000 up to 100,000 volunteers to make sure the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games run smoothly and successfully. When the 2008 Summer Olympics kick off in Beijing on August 8, 2008, there will be a total of 100,000 people volunteering for the Games, with an additional 400,000 volunteers on-hand to provide information, translation, first aid and other services around the competition venues in the city. So you can see how important volunteers are to the Olympics! Volunteers must be enthusiastic, dedicated, and committed while carrying out a range of duties, like preparing the opening and closing ceremonies, greeting athletes and visitors, and helping out during sporting events. Unfortunately, you won't be able to pick and choose your volunteer position since roles will be assigned based on your skills, experience, availability and location.

Coming to a City Near You!

If either the Summer or Winter Olympics is coming to your city in the future, then don't pass up the opportunity to volunteer! It's a great way to build your volunteer portfolio and gain valuable work experience.

  • If you want to volunteer for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, then go to www.vancouver2010.com.
  • If you want to volunteer for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, then go to www.london2012.com.
  • To get more information on volunteering for the Olympics, head on over to www.olympic.org!

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I'm a 12 year old girl with really strict parents! I do chores( even handling BLEACH sometimes) , I take care of my little brother, I'm in top set for all my classes- even on the gifted and talented register and I've only ever had 1 detention- and that was their fault anyway bc I was late( they drive). But, I'm still NEVER allowed out with my friends! My friends are all in top sets as well, are well behaved and all we literally would do is window shopping. I mean, there are my age smoking shisha and doing #####- they should be lucky I'm not a delinquent! But my parents always say I can't hang out. Not because they're worried about my safety, they just dont want me to go out.! Even sleepovers, my parents always say no because they ' haven't met the parents" but they make NO effort to do so. I'm losing out on knowing my friends better and whilst they're all making best friends, at school I'm just the person in the background- the left out friend. It hurts and most of the time I wish I was fostered or something. How can I make them loosen up? ( don't say anything about sneaking out because I chose life)
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Corps
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Thank You Mate :)
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Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
Is there a particular reason or situation causing you to feel this way? I can't provide much advice other than talk to them about it. Communication is important.
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Arenl
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He is a jerk, but then what ?? He is your best friend . Maybe you should tell him to sleep for an extra hour. It may be a lack of sleep.
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KittyCheshire
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My BFFEL (best friend for eternal life) is being a jerk after we have been friends for a long time. What should I do?
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