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Olympic Games: start for the volunteers of the Paris 2024 Games


The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee will recruit 45,000 volunteers. Starting Wednesday, candidates have six weeks to register.

It's a crucial moment when you launch a major sporting event.

Volunteers are the key.

They will be the face, the smile of the Games.

They are the ones you come across first when you are an athlete or a spectator.

Whatever experience you have during the Games, you come across a volunteer.

They will transmit their human warmth.

The program is ambitious: 45,000 volunteers (30,000 for the Olympic Games, July 26-August 11, 2024 and 15,000 for the Paralympic Games, August 28-September 8) at the service of the success of the Games.

It is a challenge to have a team in which there will be parity, people with disabilities (3,000), a team that will come from the sports movement, from the host territories and from all over France.

Everyone has their chance.

live from

», launches Tony Estanguet, the president of the organizing committee of the Paris Games 2024 when presenting the portal of volunteers which will open this Wednesday.

At previous Games, between 120,000 and 160,000 candidates had flocked.


There will be disappointed

", recognizes Tony Estanguet.

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The application portal for the volunteer program opens this Wednesday and for 6 weeks, until May 3.

From May to August, the applications will be studied, peeled, some candidates will be called upon to pass additional tests and interviews.

From September to December 2023, candidates will be informed of whether or not they have been awarded a volunteer assignment.

In the first quarter of 2024, training for successful candidates will begin.

At the same time, the City of Paris will recruit 5,288 volunteers to provide information and guidance near tourist sites, approach sites, places of arrival in Paris and in the City of Light's festive areas.


On the Paris 2024 platform (

Registration on the portal will take between 35 and 45 minutes, to fill in availability, personal information, etc.

Conditions to be met:

Be 18 years old on January 1, 2024, speak French and/or English and be available for at least ten days during the period of the Games.


They will be 60% attached to the service of the Games experience (reception, orientation of spectators, athletes, officials, media, etc.), 35% to the service of sports performance (installation of hurdles on the athletics track, ball collectors, help with timing or scoring, medical supervision, etc. and 5% for the fluidity and ease of organization (distribution of equipment to referees and officials, accreditations, etc.).

Bonuses and controversy:

Paris 2024 will not pay for accommodation or transport (and will not offer any facility for purchasing a ticket), which has fueled the controversy: "The first criterion

, is to be voluntary.

We are not forcing anyone.

People are free to apply.

This is always the case with volunteer programs.

Those who wait, dream of the volunteer program, know the rules of the game. There will be, on site, support for catering, transport tickets for the day but not beyond, this is the mode of operation volunteer programs

“, emphasizes Tony Estanguet.

The volunteers will retain from experience the outfits that will be specially designed for them by Decathlon (1 million outfits provided which will be unveiled during the first quarter of 2024), partner of the Olympic Games.

Those of Albertville 1992 have long been worn with pride.

The organizing committee shows that 92% of volunteers for the London Olympics in 2012 left satisfied.

Legal framework:

A charter of “

Olympic and Paralympic volunteering

” was enacted “

with all the State services concerned, the partners of the social charter but also the ethics committee.

It defines the conditions for resorting to volunteering, their rights, their duties, so that it is as supervised and as secure as possible.

The charter is available on the Paris 2024 site

,” says Alexandre Morenon-Condé, Paris 2024 Volunteers delegate, who volunteered at the Athens Games in 2004.

Volunteers and anecdotes:

In 2021, in Tokyo, Jamaican Hansle Parchment almost missed his 110m hurdles semi-final.

After taking the wrong bus and landing far from the Olympic stadium, he was placed in a taxi in extremis by a volunteer who had paid for the race.

After having finally covered himself with gold, he had found the woman without whom his Olympic dream could not have materialized... Pierre Durand, gold medalist in show jumping in 1988 announced to the Olympics site that he was going to present his application to be part of the volunteers:

"I want to be an actor and be useful for this once in a lifetime opportunity"


Tony Estanguet adds:

“Louis told me that his father was a volunteer during the Albertville Games, his dream is to perpetuate this family tradition.

Jérémy, in our team now on the organizing committee, has volunteered in Sydney and Athens..."

Source: lefigaro

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