How to Volunteer at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics

As a backpacker, you have overcome the notion of working 9-5, Monday through Friday, working for something you care so little about. However, after months of Backpacking, the sweet smell of routine is calling your name. Upon smelling this aroma, most backpackers turn and run, distracting themselves with more travel, more sights, and more sounds. However, indulging in this desire is nothing to be ashamed of. There are opportunities in Canada which can allow you to make great connections, along with adding one more unique line on your own personal resume.

The 2010 Winter Olympics just so happens to be taking place in Vancouver. In just a few months, the city will become overwhelmed with people. Some to see the Winter Olympics, some to work. Scattered amongst those crowds of people flocking towards the West coast of Canada, are grateful, unpaid and dedicated workers. They go by the name of ‘Volunteers’, and by filling out a short online form you too could be working at the Vancouver Olympics.

The Olympics are looking for volunteers who are available both before, during, and after the 2010 Winter Games. There is expected to be 25, 000 volunteers, and they do recommend finding accommodation prior to arrival. However they will give as much help as they can in this department. Volunteers must be 19 years of age in order to participate. You must also be able to complete an RCMP Background check, as well as any other security checks needed for consideration.

Volunteer opportunities are available for both Canadians, and non-Canadians. However, if you are from outside of Vancouver and Whistler, you must secure your own accommodation as well arrange and pay for transportation to and from Vancouver.

If you or someone you know has some time available, the Winter Olympics would love to have you. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity that could change your life forever.

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