Paris 2024 volunteer programme
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The volunteers are one big team
In 2024, there will be 45,000 volunteers!
Thanks to their enthusiasm, their energy and their unique features, they will play a key role in the success of the Paris 2024 Games and will help make this event truly unforgettable. Being a volunteer for Paris 2024 means sharing unique moments and emotions. It means embodying the sense of hospitality and values that France is renowned for with all of the stakeholders involved in the Games. It means being part of a team of 45,000 people from a range of different backgrounds, but all united together under the same colours.
They are the face, soul, heart and smile of our Games. And thanks to them, you will be able to enjoy memorable Games!
The missions of
They cover a range of different missions, all focused on one goal: ensuring an exceptional experience for everyone involved in the Games.
- Welcoming people from around the world, from the stations and airports to the various venues (competition, training, Athletes’ Village, media centre…);
- Providing guidance and support at the heart of the venues (guiding spectators to the stands);
- Providing information in the event of difficulties or directing people to the right contacts;
- Providing information on various programmes: sports and cultural information, key moments from the Games…;
- Transporting the Games stakeholders between the venues in 9-seat minibuses or cars;
- Assisting the medical staff – for volunteers with a medical degree.
These missions will be suited to candidates who are interested in human relations and have a strong sense of hospitality. Here, volunteers are the first point of contact with the various Games stakeholders and they play a key role to enable the stakeholders to experience the event under optimum conditions in terms of comfort and a welcoming environment.
- Getting involved at competition or training venues to support sporting achievements: collecting tennis balls, installing starting blocks…;
- Inputting sports information on timings, rankings, statistics;
- Assisting the athletes in their reserved spaces at the competition and training venues, supporting them in connection with anti-doping tests;
- Assisting the medical staff at the Athletes’ Village polyclinic or the competition and training venues.
These missions are particularly suited to the expectations of candidates who are thorough, rigorous and passionate about sport. The volunteers ensure that all the conditions are in place for sporting achievements and an outstanding spectacle!
- Being involved in the accreditation process to enable certain Games stakeholders (journalists, delegations…) to access reserved areas: processing requests, taking photos, printing and distributing accreditation cards…;
- Distributing useful equipment to the Games stakeholders: radios, headsets, uniforms;
- Assembling and installing small-scale communications equipment (retractable banners, boards…); ensuring that they are not damaged, reporting any instances when they need to be replaced…
Volunteers who like operational aspects will enjoy these missions, which are vital to facilitating the work of each Games stakeholder and ensuring that not even the slightest detail disrupts the organisation of the greatest sporting event on the planet!
be a volunteer
The volunteer programme represents the vision of the Paris 2024 Games: open to everyone, inclusive and equal! Paris 2024 welcomes people of all ages and all languages. The 3 conditions to apply:
- Be at least 18 years old on January 1st 2024
- Speak French and/or English
- Be available for at least 10 days between the opening of the Athletes’ Village and two days after the closing of the Paralympic Games
Go to the portal to apply for the Paris 2024 volunteer programme!
The big steps
22 March 2023
Opening of the Volunteer portal whith the start of applications. Applying takes between 30 and 45 minutes: all you have to do is fill in a form on your profile and motivation.
3 May 2023
End of applications.
Notification to each applicant of whether or not he/she will be assigned to a volunteering position.
The Paris 2024 volunteer programme portal is now open: you can apply to experience the Games from the inside ! But there’s no need to rush: you have until the beginning of May to apply.
Paris 2024 will get back to the applicants between September and December 2023.
Consult the charter
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.
In the uniform
of a volunteer
This podcast is your exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Paris 2024 volunteer programme. Discover the life of a volunteer during the Olympics and Paralympics Games and learn more about their roles and missions.
In 2024, the world’s best athletes will gather in Paris for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sophie Lorant, Paola Mora and André-Pierre Goubert talk about the delegations and the Chefs de Mission whose role is to prepare the coming of the athletes for the Games.
Lucie Allain, Coline Renault and Pascal Gentil highlight the volunteers in charge of the arrivals and departures. Their mission: to welcome the Games’ participants from all over the world at airports and train stations.
Charlotte Fairbank, wheelchair tennis player, and Ludivine Munos, Paris 2024 Paralympic integration manager, look back on how the role of volunteers during the Paralympic Games has evolved.
Alexandre Morenon-Condé and Julien Combret present the similarities and complementarities between the Paris 2024 and City of Paris volunteer programmes. One bid, but two opportunities to experience the Games from the inside.
For Orso Porta, the spectator services volunteers are “the soul and energy of the Games”. Find out more about their role.
The volunteer mobilisation team provides key insights into the volunteer application process.
Sandrine Martinet and Samir Ait Said, Team France flag bearers at the Tokyo 2020 Games, talk about their experience with injuries at the Games and the role of medical service volunteers.
Mathilde Vignes and Glenn Le Gall invite you to spend a day in the life of a volunteer.
France Télévisions journalist Nelson Montfort reckons that the smile of a volunteer should be “the sixth Olympic ring”! Audrey Canlet presents the media-assistance related volunteering opportunities.
Four people with a common interest in volunteering – Émeline, Andromaque, Jean-Jacques and Jérémy – share their experiences.
Rio 2016 Games volunteer Marine Petit talks about assisting the Olympic and Paralympic family and is joined by Éva Baldessin, Head of Games Family Services at Paris 2024.
Alain Blondel, Athletics and Para-athletics Sport Manager at Paris 2024, presents the sporting performance-related volunteering opportunities.