Volunteers for the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games are accredited personnel recruited and managed by BOCOG, who take proper responsibilities, work at the time and in the position designated by BOCOG in service to the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics Games without payment.
I. Basic Requirements
1) Voluntary to serve the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic games;
2) Born prior to (but including) June 30, 1990, and in good health;
3) Abide by China's laws and regulations;
4) Able to participate in the pre-Games trainings and related activities;
5) Able to serve for more than seven days running during the Olympic and Paralympic Games;
6) Native Chinese speakers should be able to communicate in foreign language(s), and applicants whose first language is not Chinese should be able to engage in conversation in Chinese;
7) Possess professional knowledge and skills necessary for the positions
II. Rights and Obligations
1) To be aware of the Games-time volunteer policies;
2) Express position preference before they are assigned to a job;
3) Are entitled to necessary working conditions;
4) To safeguard their lawful rights;
5) Have the right to participate in evaluation and honoring of the Games-time volunteers;
6) Put forward suggestions and advice for the volunteers work;
7) Apply to withdraw volunteers' services.
1) Abide by the Olympic Charter, Paralympic Charter, and promote Olympic spirit;
2) Comply with BOCOG's policies and regulations;
3) Observe volunteers' commitment;
4) Complete related trainings;
5) Work at the time and places designated by BOCOG;
6) Accept BOCOG's management and sincerely perform the tasks;
7) Follow the management of the volunteers' team during the service.
Volunteers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games will mainly be recruited in Beijing area with college students as the main body as well as a certain number of the personnel from relevant departments, residents of various provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, compatriots of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, overseas Chinese and foreigners.
BOCOG or the organizations designated by BOCOG are responsible for receiving applications.
C. Application period
The applicants can submit the application from August 2006 to March 2008.
D. Recruitment procedure
1) The procedure includes: applying, the review of application materials, interview, position assignment, background check and the sending offer.
2) BOCOG shall decide upon the recruited volunteers in batches according to this procedure. In August 2007, the notices for the first batch shall be sent. The recruitment shall be completed by May 2008.
E. The recruitment of volunteers in co-host cities outside Beijing.
The volunteers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the cities of Qingdao, Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenyang, Qinhuangdao and Hong Kong shall be recruited by organizing committees in these cities under the guidance of BOCOG.
A. Training content
1.General training: basic Olympic knowledge, brief introduction to the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games, Chinese history and traditional culture, history and cultural life in Beijing, knowledge and skills necessary to serve the disabled, etiquette norm, medical knowledge and first-aid skills, etc.
2. Professional training: professional knowledge and skills required in voluntary services.
3. Venue training: venue functions, knowledge concerning the sports held in the venue, internal facilities, organizational structure, rules and regulations, etc.
4. Job training: job responsibilities, specific works , business procedures, and operating norms, etc.
B. The way of training
1. Long-distance training: online training, media (including TV, broadcasting) training and correspondence training.
2. Face-to-face training.
3. Practical training: participating in charitable activities, special events and test matches.
V. Service area and work schedule
A. Service area
1. Games-time volunteers mainly provide their voluntary services at venues (including competition venues, training venues and non-competition venues). According to the specific needs of Olympics and Paralympic Olympics operations, part of Games-time volunteers will not serve at a fixed venue as their positions are mobile.
2. The major services areas of Games-time volunteers services include guest reception, language translation, transportation, security, medical service, spectator guiding, communication organization support, venue operation support, media operation support, cultural activity support and other areas designated by BOCOG.
B. Work schedule
In principle, volunteers should work one shift (no more than 8 hours) each day. Reasonable work times and shifts for special posts will be set according to the specific situation.
e. Security and Incentives
A. Work security
1. Accreditation card
2. Uniform and Necessary Equipment
3. Meals during service hours
4. Free public transport services in designated areas within the city area
5. Personal Accident Insurance during the period of work
B. Awards and incentives
1. Volunteer service certificates and badges will be provided to the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games Games-time volunteers.
2. Excellent volunteers, teams and organizations will be granted honorary titles;
3. Games-time volunteers will obtain Olympic and Paralympic souvenirs based on their service hours and service effect;
4. Commemorative facilities will be set up for volunteers after Olympic and Paralympic Games.
C. Volunteers from outside the host and co-host cities need to bear the expenses for round-trip transportation from their place of residence to the host city as well as their accommodation during their period of volunteer service.
D. The BOCOG will deprive volunteers who refuse to fulfill their obligations of the qualification to serve the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Beijing Olympic Volunteers Work Co-ordination Group will be responsible for the interpretation of The General Policies for Volunteers of the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games.