Become a Volunteer for Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Become a Volunteer for Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Deadline: November 15, 2014

Applications are now open to individuals interested in becoming a volunteer for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio 2016 Volunteer Program is your opportunity to take part in the world’s biggest sporting event, helping with many of the activities that will be carried out in Rio de Janeiro and cities hosting football matches.

Volunteering will also benefit you by enriching your CV, expanding your network, and giving you the chance to meet people from different cultures. You will also be able to enjoy exclusive training courses that will be provided for selected candidates. Do not miss out on this great opportunity to participate and make the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games part of your own life’s history.

The Olympic Games will be held between 5th and 21st August, 2016 and the Paralympic Games will take place between 7th and 18th September, 2016. All interested parties can apply to volunteer at both Games. However, candidates will be required to work for at least 10 days at each one.

Benefits for the Volunteer Team

  • Online English Course
  • Certificate of participation
  • Exclusive training
  • Full uniform
  • New friends, new contacts
  • Personal development
  • Exclusive gifts
  • Self-confidence
  • Transport in the Rio De Janeiro Metropolitan region
  • Food on working days
  • Happiness, fulfillment and satisfaction

Volunteer Roles and Departments

Your role will include welcoming the public at competition venues, indicating the best routes, helping foreigners to communicate.
A volunteer can play many roles in the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympics Games. Discover what you would like your role to be and sign up! The various areas are:

  • Customer Service
  • Sports
  • Press and Communication
  • Operational Support
  • Ceremonies Production
  • Protocol and Languages
  • Health Services
  • Technology
  • Transport


To be part of the Volunteer team, you need to

  • be 18 years old by 28 February 2016
  • be available for ten days during the Olympic and/or Paralympic Games
  • have completed your basic education (not mandatory)
  • be available during each step of the selection process and undergo training sessions, which may take up to three full days

A Rio 2016 Volunteer is a person who:

  • makes it happen
  • values people
  • promotes joy

NOTE: You are responsible for your own accommodation and transportation to Rio De Janeiro in Brazil. If you are interested in participating, please make your arrangements in advance.

To, find the role that best suits you, complete the test here and sign up.

For more information and to register, visit Rio 2016 Volunteer Program.