Volunteering at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Volunteering at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The 2020 Olympic Games will take place in Tokyo (Japan). The decision to award Tokyo the 2020 Olympic Games was a triumph of business sense as much as common sense. It was an unequivocal endorsement of Asia's dynamic economies and its place in the future of the sporting world.

This will be a great opportunity for those seeking to visit the Japanese capital as well for those searching for volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers have been integral to the success of the Olympic Games since it was first established during the 1948 Games in London and, as the Japanese capital prepares to host the Olympic Games, the role of Olympic volunteers has never been more important.

Tokyo 2020 volunteers are helping to make the Games happen. The Games Maker recruitment process begains in September 2018, with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee expecting to receive more than 240,000 applications.

More than 90,000 people will be chosen to become Games Makers and they will take on a wide variety of roles across the Olympic venues during the Games: from welcoming visitors to transporting athletes, helping out behind the scenes in the Technology team and making sure the results get displayed as quickly and accurately as possible.

Volunteers also play an integral role in the Olympic Movement, with each IOC member representing the IOC in a voluntary capacity.

Volunteer Jobs will always help you when searching and finding your dream job. Nowadays companies want to see your solidarity attitude and your eagerness to gain experience, even if it is unpaid. 

7 reasons why you should be part of Tokyo 2020:

  1. Acquire new skills
  2. Volunteering can show you're staying engaged in the work world and learning new skills
  3. You improve your LinkedIn profile
  4. You make new contacts
  5. You’ll get a feel for today’s work environment
  6. You gain in-depth knowledge about a specific cause
  7. Your self-confidence will grow