The volunteer registration platform is now open!
Exactly 200 days before the start of the Games, Lausanne 2020 launched its volunteer platform in search of 3,000 volunteers. This is a unique opportunity open to all those who dream of living the Olympic experience as an insider. As a Lausanne 2020 volunteer, take part in a unique event, living as close as possible to the best athletes, sharing unforgettable moments, and spreading Olympic ideals throughout the world.
No Olympic event can be conceived without the help of its volunteers, who are an essential part of any Games' smooth running. Volunteers will play a fundamental role in providing spectators and athletes with the best possible Olympic experience.
On the registration platform, interested individuals will have the opportunity to choose from one or more of the eight competition venues of the Games, including seven in Switzerland and one in neighbouring France, as well as the Olympic Villages of Lausanne and St. Moritz. Volunteers will be able to choose between all areas of activity such as welcoming delegations, preparing tracks, medal ceremonies, etc.
Everyone will be able to participate in the Lausanne 2020 adventure provided they meet certain criteria, this includes:
- Being 16 years old as of 1 January 2020 for persons domiciled in Switzerland and France and being 18 years old as of 1 January 2020 for other persons
- Commit to the entire Games or a minimum of 6 days (consecutive or not)
The platform also allows you individuals to indicate academic background, any similar experiences or levels of language proficiency, in order to offer the most suitable positions to interested people.
Volunteers will be mobilized from September onwards through short training modules that will prepare them to best accomplish their mission during the Games.
Ian Logan, CEO of the Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee: "Through this program, volunteers will become real actors of the Games, here in the heart of the Olympic Capital. They will be the face of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games. But beyond that, we also want them to showcase the best of Switzerland and its know-how: innovation, sustainability, but also hospitality! Joining the Lausanne 2020 volunteer programme will be a once in a lifetime experience full of unforgettable and unique moments. Come and contribute to making these Games a resounding success, one that will forever be remembered in the history of our region and our country."
Cédric Destraz, Head of the program at Lausanne 2020: " We have been working with bachelor students from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne for over a year to develop an innovative concept for our programme. Starting in the fall, our voluntary training modules will allow volunteers to learn everything about the Games and their history, welcome techniques, safety, etc. We look forward to being there!"
More information on www.lausanne2020.sport/en/volunteers