Sochi 2014 Launches Volunteer Programme

By Community | March 12, 2013

The Sochi 2014 Organising Committee has launched a large-scale project for training 25, try 000 volunteers for the next Winter Games. 

It will be the largest volunteer training program in the history of the Games.

 The programme consists of three main parts: “My Game, unhealthy ” “Job Specific Training” and “Venue Specific Training,” and a special English language course with an emphasis on an Olympic and Paralympic theme.

Each volunteer can expect at least 36 hours of free training. The programme will be a unique legacy for organisers of future major sporting events, not only in Russia but throughout the world. 

For the first time in the history of the Games, volunteers will be trained not only in the host city, but across the whole country, in 17 cities at 26 volunteer centres from Vladivostok to Saint Petersburg. 

The organisers of the 2014 Games face the task of giving the volunteers the necessary knowledge and skills within a very tight schedule and of inspiring the volunteers to make the Sochi Games the best in history. 

The President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, said: “The Sochi 2014 Volunteer Program, launched in 2009 by the Organsing Committee, has truly changed the attitude to volunteering in Russia. We have succeeded in raising the prestige of volunteering and in taking it to a new level. This is possibly one of our most important achievements and a legacy that will remain after the Games.”