at the Games
Being a volunteer
Volunteers make a commitment to give their time during the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games or the test events that will take place before the competitions. There is a wide variety of Games volunteering opportunities to suit all interests, backgrounds and levels of experience. Everybody can apply from early 2023, whether they are in education, employed, retired or have a disability. You can sign up to the Paris 2024 Club for all the latest news between now and then.
The Olympic and Paralympic volunteers will have a major role to play at all official Games venues and locations to assist participants and Games stakeholders as well as to greet and orientate spectators at venues open to the public. While all volunteers will be required to be able to speak fluent French or English, certain opportunities will require additional skills or qualifications. For example, they may need to understand the rules of a particular sport, speak a foreign language, have a first aid qualification or hold a driver’s licence.
The volunteering opportunities for the Games are split into six categories:
- Greeting, orientation and assistance for spectators, participants and stakeholders
- Operational support – sporting events
- Operational support – organisation
- Support for medical services
- Support at ceremonies
• Greet participants arriving at stations and airports.
• Guide spectators and other ticket holders from outside the venue to their seats and provide any help they may require.
• Orientate and assist participants and stakeholders (such as journalists etc.) around the various Games venues and locations.
• Assist athletes in their specially reserved areas within competition and training venues.
• Ensure sporting events run smoothly by carrying out duties in the competition area at the request of technical officials.
• Help input times, scores and statistics at competition venues.
• Share sporting information with participants.
• Accompany athletes through the anti-doping procedures.
• Distribute accreditation badges and equipment (including radios, headphones, uniforms).
• Help assemble certain material, such as retractable banners and boards, and install them at official Games venues and locations.
• Assist with communication campaigns.
Transport participants and authorised stakeholders in light vehicles between official Paris 2024 venues and locations.
Assist medical staff at competition venues and provide first aid or basic healthcare where necessary.
• Greet and accompany the athletes and people involved in the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
• Accompany athletes and other people involved in medal ceremonies and assist with the medal presentation.
Application window opens
Application window opens on the volunteering platform
Application window closes
Late March 2023
Applications are reviewed
From April to September
Applicants receive a response
From September 2023
Training sessions begin
From October 2023
The Olympic Games begin
26 July 2024
The Paralympic Games begin
28 August 2024
Consult the charter (1,2Mo .pdf)
The Olympic and Paralympic volunteering charter is a document produced by Paris 2024 in collaboration with state authorities. The charter outlines the rights, duties, guaranties, types of duties and problem-solving procedures that apply to volunteers at the Paris 2024 Games.