Rio 2016 in search of Olympic volunteers

06 October 2014 / 17:04

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are on the hunt for volunteers from around the world as their recruitment programme opens for applications.

In less than two years’ time a group of 70,000 individuals will follow in the footsteps of the Games Makers from London 2012 in playing a vital role in the running of the Olympic Games.

From sports support and ceremonies production to health services and language translation, there are dozens of ways you can play a role in Rio and experience an Olympics first-hand.

For the application process, and for more information on how the volunteers will operate in Brazil, please visit,

Applicants must be at least 18 years old by February 28 2016 and be available for 10 days during the Olympic and/or Paralympic Games.