Monday, July 18, 2016

Volunteer Application Process for PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Begins

PyeongChang 2018 offered people around the world a chance to participate in the next Olympic Winter Games with the launch of an online volunteer recruitment campaign.
Using a new website for applications, the initiative seeks to recruit 22,400 volunteers to assist with a range of tasks in areas that include sport, medical services, media operations, technology and language services. Volunteers will undergo free training and will be offered uniforms, accommodation, meals, insurance and other benefits.
Several Korean universities, volunteer organisations and other groups expressed their willingness to support the Games at a news conference a day before the website unveiling.
"Volunteers will be part of history", Hee-beom Lee, President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee, said. "It will be a priceless opportunity to make friends and learn about the world, leaving lasting memories that will shine forever".
Volunteer positions are open to anyone aged 18 or over, and organisations with 50 or more members can apply as a group. The online recruitment campaign is scheduled to run through to the end of September.
President Lee said the volunteers will "stand at the frontline of service to every visitor and guest of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games".
More information about the PyeongChang 2018 volunteer programme is available at

The PyeongChang 2018 Games, which will take place from 9-25 February 2018, will be the third to be staged in Asia, and the first ever in the Republic of Korea, following Nagano (JPN) in 1998 and Sapporo (JPN) in 1972.
The PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee’s (POCOG’s) ‘New Horizons’ vision aims to expand winter sports in Asia and transform the local Gangwon province into a new winter sports and tourism destination.
From a logistical point of view, the concept for the 2018 Winter Games is one of the most compact ever seen.The vision for PyeongChang is based on a compact geographical area, split between a coastal and a mountain cluster.
The coastal cluster, centred around the town of Gangneung on the Republic of Korea’s eastern seaboard, will provide the setting for the events on ice (speed skating, figure skating, short track, ice hockey and curling), with the main Olympic Village complex and mountain cluster (comprising the skiing and snowboarding courses and the bobsleigh,luge and skeleton track) located only a 30 minute car journey away.

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