The recruitment and deployment of 45,000 volunteers will be critical to the successful delivery of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Volunteers will be mobilised to support the planning and promotion of the Games, the preparation of the Games and during the Games. Volunteer roles are grouped into six categories: welcome, orientation and assistance; sports operations support; organisational operational support; transport; medical services support; and ceremonies support.
The first of its kind for a large-scale sports event, the Olympic and Paralympic Volunteer Charter outlines the rights and duties of volunteers at the Games, as well as a detailed description of available roles. The Charter was produced by Paris 2024 in collaboration with the French government and the partners represented on the Paris 2024 Social Charter Oversight Committee and the Paris 2024 Ethics Committee (including representatives from trade unions, employer organisations, independent French administrative authorities, and the OECD).
Volunteers will have the right to be assigned to a role aligned with their interests and skills, to receive appropriate training and to withdraw at any time. They are guaranteed a well coordinated and safe experience, including provision of civil liability insurance. They will be required to undertake appropriate training, be available at the committed times (minimum of 10 days during the Games), and comply with all instructions related to the security and organisation of the Games. They must also be committed to the vision and values of Paris 2024, including respecting the essential principles of dignity, impartiality and integrity, maintaining appropriate confidentiality, and refraining from profiting from their participation.
Recruitment will be based on inclusive criteria: gender equality; representation of all French regions, as well as international, and particularly European, volunteers; openness to all age groups over 18; and engagement of people with disabilities.
Source: Comité d’organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024