(PRWEB) June 28, 2012
The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, along with 26 Volunteer Centers, has begun recruiting candidates to become volunteers at the Sochi 2014 Games. Candidates, who have successfully passed the online tests at vol.sochi2014.com, will be invited to an interview. Candidates will be tested on their efficiency, their ability to cope under pressure and their commitment to the Games. Candidates will also be asked to demonstrate their language skills. Candidates selected during the interview stage will begin training, and eventually become volunteers for the Games in Sochi. In total, 25,000 volunteers are needed during the Games.
Candidates will receive their interview requests via email and where the meetings can’t take place face to face, applicants can conduct the interview remotely using Skype. Applicants still wishing to apply to become a Sochi 2014 volunteer at the Games can still – register on the Sochi 2014 website, vol.sochi2014.com!
Applicants will also be asked to demonstrate the reasons why they have applied to become a Sochi 2014 volunteer by answering questions about volunteering and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Questions will also be asked in English so candidates can demonstrate their language skills.
Applicants will be assessed by the number of points they receive, those who receive the highest points at the end of the interview, are likely to become volunteer team leaders at the Sochi Olympic Games. Volunteers who are involved in the Test Events between 2012-2013 will gain valuable experience working at a world-class sporting event ahead of the Games in Sochi.
Interviews will be conducted by staff from the Volunteer Centers and specially trained employees of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee. Interviews will follow a specially designed format developed by recruitment industry professionals.
Notes to the editor
The training program for Olympic volunteers is one of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee’s most ambitious projects. An estimated 25 thousand volunteers will be involved during the Games in Sochi in more than 20 areas of activity, from meeting delegations at the airport to helping organize the Closing Ceremony. Approximately 3,000 volunteers trained in the city of Sochi will help visitors find their way between the venues and provide a warm and hospitable welcome. In total, volunteers will make up more than 30% of the total number of Games staff.
Volunteer selection will take place at 26 Volunteer Centers, set up within some of Russia's educational institutions, which were selected by tender.
Anyone is eligible to become a Sochi 2014 volunteer provided they are between the ages of 18-80 by January 6, 2014. To date, almost 85,000 people have submitted applications on the Sochi 2014 website, vol.sochi2014.com. In terms of the number of applications, the Krasnodar Region is a head (with over 13,000 applications), this is followed by Moscow and the Moscow Region (over 8,500 applications) and St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region (over 4000). Among the most popular areas of activity are event services for various events, so far there have been almost 8000 applications. Sochi 2014 has received 5,000 applications to work as a translator and 4,500 applications to volunteer for services and services at the ceremonies.