Axel May, edited by Romain Rouillard 15:37 pm, March 21, 2023

Starting Wednesday, it will be possible to apply to volunteer during the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. A total of 45,000 volunteers will have to be recruited by the organizing committee. Its president, Tony Estanguet, has listed for Europe 1 the conditions to be met to submit a candidacy.

Less than 500 days now separate us from the kick-off of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The moment chosen by the organizing committee to open its recruitment campaign for volunteers who will be mobilized around the event. From Wednesday, it will be possible to submit your application by filling out an online form on the website. These volunteers, who will number 45,000, will be assigned, among other things, to welcome the millions of spectators, athletes and journalists.


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"The Paris 2024 volunteer programs are ambitious. For us, it is a real challenge to have an inclusive team with parity, that is to say a maximum of people with disabilities. We have set ourselves 3,000", develops at the microphone of Europe 1 Tony Estanguet, president of the organizing committee. The former kayaker also insists on the need to broaden recruitment: "This is a team that will come from the sports movement, the host territories and from all over France", while indicating that "everyone has a chance".

Being bilingual will not be necessary

And to draw up the list of prerequisites to submit an application. "You must be of legal age, be over 18 years old on January 1, 2024, be available for at least ten days between the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games and speak French or English." "It is not mandatory to speak French and English, but at least one or the other. If you speak other languages, you can mention it with your level in the form," says Alexandre Morenon-Condé, in charge of the volunteer campaign, to Franceinfo. And Tony Estanguet concludes: "You have until May 3 to apply on the Paris 2024 website".


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In addition to the orientation and reception of spectators, athletes and journalists, it will also be a question of accompanying the athletes on the competition sites. The missions will therefore range from the collection of balls, to the care of animals during equestrian events and the distribution of accreditations. In addition, a questionnaire to be completed on the application form will allow the candidate to be assigned to the missions best suited to his personality and preferences. The meal will be provided to all volunteers who will, however, have to find their own accommodation. Applicants will receive an email response next fall, whether positive or negative.