Call for Volunteers: Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter GamesVolunteering 12.04.2020
Deadline: 30 September 2021
The Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022) is committed to a green, inclusive, open and clean approach to hosting the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Games).
To attract talent from all over the world for a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Games, Beijing 2022 starts its global recruitment of Games volunteers on 5 December 2019. Details of the recruitment are as follows:
Games volunteers refer to individuals who are recruited by Beijing 2022 or its authorised/designated organisations to become volunteers at the Games, participating in Games operations and offering services at the time, location and position designated by Beijing 2022.
Beijing 2022 will recruit 27,000 Games volunteers for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and 12,000 for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.
Games volunteers are divided into two broad categories: general and specialist volunteers. Specialist volunteers are those who have professional knowledge, skills and expertise in a given area including language, medical or driving services. Non-specialist volunteers are general volunteers.
IV. Areas of Volunteering
Games volunteers will provide services at/for the opening and closing ceremonies, competition and/or other events of the Games at venues or facilities in the Beijing, Yanqing, or Zhangjiakou competition zones.
The work areas open for volunteering include international relations, competition operations, press operations and broadcasting, venue operations, marketing, human resources, technology, cultural programmes, logistics, security, and transport, etc.
V. Recruiting Authorities
Beijing 2022 is the only legitimate entity to recruit Games volunteers and it may authorise or designate other organisations to assist in volunteer recruitment if circumstances so require.
(I) Individuals who meet all of the following criteria are eligible to apply:
·Must abide by Chinese laws and regulations, be willing to serve the Games on a voluntary basis, and accept the guidance and supervision of Beijing 2022;
·Must be minimum 18 years old on 1 January 2022 (born on or before 1 January 2004), and be in good health;
·Must have the knowledge and skills required for their positions;
·Must be able to effectively communicate in Chinese and/or English; and
·Must be able to participate in all required training and provide volunteering services for the Games.
(II) Favourable consideration will be given to applicants who:
·Will serve as a volunteer for the “Experience Beijing” Test Events;
·Will serve as a volunteer for both the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games;
·Have a considerable level of professional knowledge and expertise in areas including translation and interpretation, medical services, driving, and technology; or
·Will fill in volunteer positions that solve urgent needs that may arise in Games operations.
VII. How to Apply
The application opens on 5 December 2019 and will close at 24:00 on 30 June 2021 Beijing Time. All applicants are requested to register and apply on the Beijing 2022 Volunteer Application Portal.
(I) Individual Applicants
Individual applicants are requested to register in their real name as it appears on a valid identity document, which may be, but not limited to, the Resident Identity Card of the People’s Republic of China, Passport, Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents, and Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents. They are also requested to fill in true and accurate personal information and submit applications online according to the instructions on the portal.
Individual applicants who are not able to access the portal may apply through correspondence with Beijing 2022 or at the public engagement and communications outlets established by relevant organisations authorised/designated by Beijing 2022.
(II) Group Applicants
Group applicants will apply through the organisations authorised/designated by Beijing 2022. These organisations will help such applicants to register and apply for volunteering on the portal.
VIII. Clearance and Selection
·Eligibility clearance. Beijing 2022 or its authorised/designated organisations will screen the eligibility of applicants.
·Test and selection. Beijing 2022 or its authorised/designated organisations will select applicants through on-site or remote tests.
·Pre-assignment. While taking into consideration the applicants’ own preferences, Beijing 2022 or its authorised/designated organisations will assign the applicants to specific roles and positions, specify the starting date and communicate all relevant details.
·Letter of Offer. Beijing 2022 will send a Letter of Offer to those selected as Games volunteers. The recruitment of Games volunteers will be completed by 30 September 2021.
·Start of Service. With the Letter of Offer and a valid ID, Games volunteers will be required to go to the designated venue at a designated time for training. They will be requested to sign the Letter of Commitment and then receive their accreditation, uniform and other supplies, and commence their volunteer service.
IX. Service Period
Games volunteers at competition venues are to start service seven days before the Games till three days after the Games (one day after the Games in the case of the Paralympic Winter Games).
Games volunteers at non-competition venues, training venues, other sites and facilities usually start work seven days before the opening of these venues and facilities till three days after their closing (one day after their closing in the case of the Paralympic Winter Games).
The dates for Games volunteers of special positions are flexible.
During the Games, the daily shifts of Games volunteers will not exceed 8 hours. In cases of several consecutive working days, days-off will be arranged.
Games volunteers who have worked outdoors for an extended period of time will be reassigned to other positions if necessary.
X. Service and Management
·In accordance with China’s Regulation on Volunteer Services, Beijing 2022 will clarify the rights and obligations of Games volunteers in the Letter of Commitment on volunteer services.
·Beijing 2022 will respect volunteers, treat them kindly, protect their legitimate rights and interests, and provide them with uniform and other services.
·The venue operation teams of Beijing 2022 are responsible for scheduling shifts, which the Games volunteers will be required to follow.
·Beijing 2022 will develop a Games volunteer management system and commend volunteers who have made outstanding contribution to the Games.
People from all over the world are welcome to join the Beijing 2022 Volunteer Programme.