Zombie Contagion Haunted House Volunteer Staff Orientation

Zombie Contagion Haunted House Volunteer Staff Orientation
Event on 2014-09-13 18:00:00

The Peninsula Jaycees Zombie Contagion Haunted House is now recruiting for the 2014 scare season!

The Zombie Contagion Haunted House is built and run entirely by volunteers each year. We have a wonderful time and we raise thousands of dollars for community enrichment programs and projects. But all of this high-tech entertainment needs a LOT of people for setup/takedown, acting, ushers, makeup, and (in the weeks prior) construction of new and exciting scenes and special effects (set construction, pneumatics, video effects, costume design).

Volunteering at Zombie Contagion provides you an excellent opportunity to meet some really fun people and make some new friends while gaining leadership and production skills. After Halloween, we have an end of season party to unwind and recognize everyone who gave it their all.

Peninsula Jaycees are proud to offer a fun, friendly and safe environment and we couldn’t have this without the right people! We are seeking responsible candidates who are fun and easy to get along with. You must share our passion for delivering a positive and memorable experience for each guest, every time.

We are looking to fill a variety of roles, including:

Memorable scare/scene actors – Become one of the undead creatures that wander in the darkness and roam the haunt.

“Chasers” (Guest Services) – Not into blood, guts and gore but have plenty of volunteer spirit? You can help with ticket sales and customer relations, line management and more!

Make-up Artists/ Wardrobe Assistants: Nothing makes a zombie more frightening than that fresh-from-the-dead look. Assist with paint faces, clothing, props, etc. to bring the Zombie Contagion to (undead) life. Experience is a plus!

Set Design and Construction Assistants – Tasks range from pounding nails, using power-tools, creating saw dust, painting, carefully scrutinizing exact placement of props, etc. Positions are available for all levels of experience. And remember, this is serious work. Not just anyone can create the world of the undead.

Public Relations and Marketing – Some people just have a way with words… And we need those people! If you possess the gift of gab, help us promote this fantastic project. Most of this work involves social media and sharing your idea of a good time with others. Nothing difficult about it!

Volunteer Management Assistants – This position is perfect for people who can take direction and delegate. This role entails coordinating volunteers during each phase of the haunted house. Excellent communication skills are key. It's also a great way to meet new people!

Security – Assist in keeping the Zombie Contagion in order and running smoothly.

Tear Down And Deconstruction – Alas, all good things must come to an end. This is the part where we celebrate success and cry tears of nostalgia. This actually involves a good bit of heavy lifting and hard work, but is infinitely easier with a good group of people. So grab a friend (just not your Grandma), and help break down and pack the props, walls and remnants of the zombie world that just rocked yours.

Specific acting assignments are decided each evening depending on our needs. The haunted house will run for 15 nights beginning on Thursday, October 2nd. We run every Friday and Saturday and Sunday in October. Halloween week we operate, Thursday Oct 30th, Friday Oct 31st.

If you think you have the guts, please complete the registration form and sign up to attend any one of our Staff Orientations.

Basic Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older, unless arrangements have been made with educators, parents, and/or you have an established affiliation with the Jaycees. (Insurance carrier requirement).
  • Arrive no later than 6:00pm on the nights you have committed to.
  • When you arrive, be ready to give it your all. Our roles are very demanding and require lots of energy.

at Coliseum Central
Coliseum Drive at Hampton Roads Center Parkway
Hampton, United States

2014 Volunteer Opportunities (AITP)

2014 Volunteer Opportunities (AITP)
Event on 2014-08-21 22:00:00

Positions available.  Please check off which position(s) you want to considered for in the future.  Please don't check all the positions because then we won't know which you really want to do.

Descriptions:

Project Managers:   This means you will be willing  to manage one of our technical projects.  This does not mean you will be doing the project (although you can help out all you want) this means you are just managing it.   You will be trained on the forms to submit, how to track volunteer hours and we'll get you all the resources (mostly students) for you to complete the project.  Managing projects are great things to have on your resume.

Project Manager Helpers/Advisors: You will be Helping and giving your input (if you thinks it could help) The Project Managers 

Non-Technical Project Manager:  Same as above only you will be managing project where we participate in a blood drive, book fairs, heart walks, etc.  If you are a first semester student and want to get involved but feel like you don't know enough about technology to do a technical project or tutor.  It's a great way to get started and then move your way up.

Event Coordinators:  Help plan the event, specifically the "Student Activity Period" (you will be trained) and get the students in and out in a orderly manner.  You will not be the only one doing this, we need more than one manager and some worker bees.

Recruiters: You will be trying to  get  student's to join AITP, to tell them how cool it is to be a member of AITP and what it is  we are what we do and when we meet. This duty will also include going into random classrooms (if instructor permits it) for about 10 minutes or even walking up to a group of student's in the halllway waiting to get into there class. We will need at least three. You will also need to be on campus obvioiusly. Your main goal is to get more student to join AITP.(We need officers for morning,day, and night classes.)

Public Relations Officer: Your duties will include going out to events, networking, meeting people from various companies and trying to get them to come to either our Tech@tech's on Saturdays or a Student Activity Period. So you will need to be up to date on what is going at Trident Tech "student activity periods' times and dates and Tech@tech's times and dates. You main goal is to find a great speaker so you will need to use your best judgement on wether or not they would be a great speaker for A Sudent Activiy Period or maybe a speaker for a Saturdays Tech@Tech. (You will be representing AITP when you are talking to these various people)

Advisor's/helpers to the Main officers: Your job is basically just to help with anything the main officers might need maybe getting the mail or contacting someone for us. We would also take your advise (bad or good crticism is welcome) tell us what you think we should do better in.

Billboard Person: This job includes completly re-designing the billboards we have in the 740 lab (yes billboards we do have two) so if you are the creative type this would be perfect for you. We will supply everything you might need to do this. I would like these billboards to really stand out, so students passing buy just have to take a glance…use your imaginataion and creativity. 

 

These positions are needed to be filled A.S.A.P so just e-mail patrickclarke@my.tridenttech.edu or anthonytatar@my.tridenttech.edu if you are interested and let us know what postion you would like  or are interested in and just a breif decription on why you think you would be a good fit if you could 

thanks

at Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, United States

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION: AABE Houston Chapter

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION: AABE Houston Chapter
Event on 2014-05-22 00:00:00

We are seeking COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS for the AABE Houston Chapter!!

PLEASE SIGN-UP for a Committee that COMPLIMENTS your EXPERTISE/INTERESTS. If you have questions about any of the committees, please contact the committee Chairperson.

 

Below is a listing of the Committees available: 

 Membership – (Membership Chair – Autumn Bean; Co Chair – Kimberly Alexander)

The Membership Committee will be responsible for the development of the strategy to increase chapter membership including developing campaigns and various other methods to increase Chapter membership.  Help is needed with managing our email account by responding to inquiries on membership and chapter activities.

Contact Autmn Bean at vicepresident@aabehouston.org or Kim Alexander at membership@aabehouston.org

 

Marketing – (Marketing Chair – Open)

We have an opening for the Marketing Chair. The overall objective of the Marketing Committee is to develop a public relations strategy to enhance the public’s awareness of AABE Houston and its mission using social media and other marketing avenues. 

Contact Autmn Bean at vicepresident@aabehouston.org for more information.     

 

External Communication– (Communication Chair – Sandra Thomas)

The Communication Committee purpose is to oversee and manage the communication of the Chapter’s initiatives and events to the public. You will work closely with the Chairs of the Marketing, Special Programs, Professional Development, AABE Advisors and Event Coordinators. 

Contact Sandra Thomas at director_externalcomm@aabehouston.org         

 

IT/Website– (IT/Website Chair – Roy Carter)

The IT/Website Committee is responsible for setting the information technology strategic direction of the chapter using current available technology. 

Contact Roy Carter at webmaster@aabehouston.org 

 

Scholarship & Mentor – (Scholarship Chair – Joy Jones)

The overall objective of the Scholarship Committee is responsible for managing the Chapter’s Scholarship and Mentorship Program.  Assistance is needed with corresponding with “AABE Scholars” and working our Partners within HISD, Aldine, Alief, Katy, Klein and Spring ISD.

Contact Joy Jones at scholarships@aabehouston.org       

 

Professional Development Program- (Chair of Prof Development – Marchelle Cain; Co Chair – Danny Harvey)

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for the planning of General Meetings and other special events for the fiscal year. We are looking for new ideas, trending topics, speakers and overall assistance with planning Quarterly Meetings.

Contact Marchelle Cain at professionaldevelopment@aabehouston.org

 

Corporate Partnership – (Fundraising Chair – Keith Wiley; Co Chair – Yaw Acheampong)

AABE Houston launched a new strategy with our Corporate Partnership program. This effort is coordinated by the Fundraising Committee. This Committee is responsible for leading the Chapter’s efforts to attract money and services needed to carry out the Chapter’s mission and goals. We are looking for volunteers to help coordinate meetings with Industry Leaders.

Contact Keith Wiley at fundraising@aabehouston.org or Yaw Acheampong at corporatepartnership@aabehouston.org        

 

Special Programs– (Kariff “KC” Carroll & Danny Harvey)

The AABE Houston Special Programs (i.e. Light Swap and Energy Workshop) are integrated with the chapter’s mission and strategic goals of providing educational opportunities to the Houston community.  Volunteers are asked to assist the Event Coordinators with planning and executing the Special Programs.

Contact KC Carroll at specialprograms@aabehouston.org if interested in the Light Swap Program or Danny Harvey at danny.harvey12@gmail.com to learn more about the Energy Workshop.            

 

For more details about AABE Houston, our Mission and Goals for 2014 – 2015, please contact Autumn Bean (Vice President) at 832-524-6891 or vicepresident@aabehouston.org.

at Skyline Bar & Grill
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, United States

2014 Volunteer Opportunities

2014 Volunteer Opportunities
Event on 2014-07-05 20:30:00

Positions available.  Please check off which position(s) you want to considered for in the future.  Please don't check all the positions because then we won't know which you really want to do.

Descriptions:

Project Managers:   This means you will be willing  to manage one of our technical projects.  This does not mean you will be doing the project (although you can help out all you want) this means you are just managing it.   You will be trained on the forms to submit, how to track volunteer hours and we'll get you all the resources (mostly students) for you to complete the project.  Managing projects are great things to have on your resume.

Project Manager Helpers/Advisors: You will be Helping and giving your input (if you thinks it could help) The Project Managers 

Non-Technical Project Manager:  Same as above only you will be managing project where we participate in a blood drive, book fairs, heart walks, etc.  If you are a first semester student and want to get involved but feel like you don't know enough about technology to do a technical project or tutor.  It's a great way to get started and then move your way up.

Event Coordinators:  Help plan the event, specifically the "Student Activity Period" (you will be trained) and get the students in and out in a orderly manner.  You will not be the only one doing this, we need more than one manager and some worker bees.

Recruiters: You will be trying to  get  student's to join AITP, to tell them how cool it is to be a member of AITP and what it is  we are what we do and when we meet. This duty will also include going into random classrooms (if instructor permits it) for about 10 minutes or even walking up to a group of student's in the halllway waiting to get into there class. We will need at least three. You will also need to be on campus obvioiusly. Your main goal is to get more student to join AITP.(We need officers for morning,day, and night classes.)

Public Relations Officer: Your duties will include going out to events, networking, meeting people from various companies and trying to get them to come to either our Tech@tech's on Saturdays or a Student Activity Period. So you will need to be up to date on what is going at Trident Tech "student activity periods' times and dates and Tech@tech's times and dates. You main goal is to find a great speaker so you will need to use your best judgement on wether or not they would be a great speaker for A Sudent Activiy Period or maybe a speaker for a Saturdays Tech@Tech. (You will be representing AITP when you are talking to these various people)

Advisor's/helpers to the Main officers: Your job is basically just to help with anything the main officers might need maybe getting the mail or contacting someone for us. We would also take your advise (bad or good crticism is welcome) tell us what you think we should do better in.

Billboard Person: This job includes completly re-designing the billboards we have in the 740 lab (yes billboards we do have two) so if you are the creative type this would be perfect for you. We will supply everything you might need to do this. I would like these billboards to really stand out, so students passing buy just have to take a glance…use your imaginataion and creativity. 

 

These positions are needed to be filled A.S.A.P so just e-mail patrickclarke@my.tridenttech.edu or anthonytatar@my.tridenttech.edu if you are interested and let us know what postion you would like  or are interested in and just a breif decription on why you think you would be a good fit if you could 

thanks

at Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, United States

Volunteer Abroad to Make a Difference in the Lives of HIV Orphans


Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) May 28, 2013

HIV orphans are a tragic result of the AIDS epidemic that has plagued much of the world’s developing nations. Entire families are affected once a parent becomes infected. Some children are born with the disease, which can be passed from an HIV positive mother. Other children are born healthy, but lose their HIV infected parents early, and are often left to fend for themselves.

While much of the first world has access to support in the fight against AIDS, the same cannot be said for developing nations. While the number of HIV orphans increases daily, support staff are few and there is often little funding to bring in more. Such unfortunate circumstances create an ongoing need for help, and a perfect environment for international volunteers to find a purpose and make a difference.

Hannah Bemis, from the USA, was searching for a way to do something great. What she discovered took her on a three-month journey of self-discovery into rural Ecuador, doing HIV orphanage work with 22 HIV-positive children.

Working as a support staff at the orphanage provided an amazing growth opportunity for Hannah, who prior to her trip, had never worked with children. I love the idea that I was able to help young children in a place that really can’t afford help, explains Hannah. “By the end, some of the toddlers would come by my room after dinner and ask me to accompany them up to bed. I found it painfully adorable.

The reality is that volunteering overseas can be very emotionally trying at times. The situations are unfamiliar, and volunteers can easily become overwhelmed, and even homesick. Nonetheless, according to Hannah, the incredible rewards of helping those who need it most far outweigh any and all passing discomforts.

Hannah shares, There have been times when I’ve wanted to go home. I’ve wanted to scream at the kids on multiple occasions. I’ve had my things stolen and I’ve been insulted. But despite all of this, I think it’s the happiest I’ve been in years.

One may also experience culture shock abroad, especially if they lack much international living experience. Hannah reports, “There are behaviors that you just dont see in the United States. Sometimes I couldnt tell if some of the children were being rude or if it was just a cultural misunderstanding. I was extremely surprised the first time I heard the kitchen staff call a little black boy ‘Negro!'”

Hannah chose Cross-Continental Solutions to put together a personalized once-in-a-lifetime experience, complete with local coordinators to provide additional guidance and support during her 3-month stay. When volunteering abroad, it is always best to go through a trusted yet affordable organization that will cater to the traveler’s specific needs and goals. Organizing the room and board, as well as the work placement, makes the entire process that much simpler, safer, and cost-effective.

“I first chose to volunteer abroad on a whim. It was probably not the smartest thing to do on a whim, but Cross-Continental Solutions has made it the best decision Ive done thus far. The cost of living abroad via Cross-Continental Solutions was much cheaper than what I would have been paying for rent and it included meals and support.” Hannah continues, Ecuador is great; it has beautiful scenery and gracious people. The food is amazing and everyone was very helpful even though I spoke no Spanish. Even when I couldnt communicate properly with the locals or those in my work placement, support was always readily available via phone and E-mail.”

For those interested in pursuing an overseas volunteering experience, Hannah offers some words of encouragement and sound advice: As long as you are polite and try to ask questions, things work out. Try to find things to help with and don’t worry too much. If things are difficult at first and you feel like you can’t do it, it WILL get better. I’m a very shy person and I made it through with a smile on my face!

To see firsthand the volunteer abroad experience at the HIV orphanage, and many other exciting locations, subscribe for free to the volunteer abroad video channel on YouTube and watch inspirational videos at YouTube.com/ccsorg.

About Cross-Continental Solutions:

Cross-Continental Solutions provides quality yet affordable intern abroad and volunteer abroad programs. International internships are often taken by college students for school credit. It also provides opportunities for cultural education, language immersion, and gap year adventures. Programs are available at many locations around the world, including Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Explore the options or plan a life-changing trip at http://www.CrossContinental.org.







Community Service Help Launches No-Cost Volunteer Tracking Platform


Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 16, 2013

Community Service Help, a company that promotes using education as an alternative to court ordered community service, has recently announced the launch of a no-cost volunteer tracking platform.

Places in need of Community Service Help for Courts and Probation Officers can benefit from the court software. The no-cost software offers courts, probation officers, and judges a way to track all volunteers online from any location that provides access to the Internet.

Probation officers can use the platform to perform a variety of tasks, such as assign community service hours, follow up on offender progress, and download verification paperwork. One of the most profound features for the court system is the program’s ability to allow anyone to volunteer without restriction on crime, disability, or age.

Your clients will be placed with a Federally approved 501(c)3 non profit that we guarantee will sponsor their volunteer work regardless of their crime, condition, or circumstance, states an article on Community Service Help. As your clients go through the educational program our electronic supervision will track their time, make sure they are following the rules, and report their progress back to your staff in real time.

Community Service Helps newest program will reduce costs for probation departments. Statistics provided by the company show that the program has reduced probationer recidivism, community crime, and community unemployment rates, as well as tax expenditures on waste. It has also proven itself useful in increasing job worthiness, quality of life, and continuing education for offenders.

Over 2,000 courts in the United States, Canada, and Europe accept Community Service Helps program. Over 10,000 offenders use it annually and over 750,000 volunteer hours have been tracked to date. The program has delivered over 1,250,000 educational courses to individuals.

Anyone interested in learning more about Community Service Help and its services can visit the companys website for more information.

About Community Service Help:

Community Service Help advocates education as an alternative to traditional court ordered community service. Through their online program, offenders have logged more than 750,000 hours of self-scheduled schooling that allows them to remain employed while completing their community service hours. Community Service Help believes that addressing the direct correlation between crime and education is a more effective tool for rehabilitating offenders than traditional community service assignments. Community Service Help has been featured on ABC News, CBS News, Yahoo!, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. For more information, please visit https://www.communityservicehelp.com/Courts







Volunteer Abroad Organization Kaya Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking in Thailand


(PRWEB) May 08, 2013

Kaya Responsible Travel (Kaya), a leading volunteer abroad organization, coordinates a variety of volunteer abroad, language learning and gap year programs around the world for participants of all ages and backgrounds. The organizations photography expedition takes a group of both budding and experienced volunteer-photographers through the hill tribes of the rural areas surrounding Chiang Mai, Thailand. Armed with their cameras, the aim of these volunteers is to take photos to raise awareness of the serious issues faced by the poverty-stricken communities in these areas. Photographic documentation of the human trafficking trade and those affected by it is a vital tool to allow people who are far removed from Thailand and the situation at hand get a visual idea of this unseen world and encourage them to help. Raising awareness of the issues is the first step in putting a stop to them completely, which is where Kayas volunteer abroad participants step in.

Sandra Laurin, an aspiring photojournalist from Toronto, Canada, joined the expedition in December of 2012 with plenty of experience already behind her. She had photographed her way through 54 countries already, attracted to Kaya’s volunteer project after having just shifted her focus to capturing images of the issues facing developing nations. She joined Kayas photography expedition in Thailand with the intention of capturing through her photographs the lives of the girls who are at risk of becoming victims of sex trafficking because of their backgrounds of poverty, lack of education and unrecognized citizenship.

Sandra commented:

The opportunity to go on the photo expedition was enlightening and actually changed the direction of my photography. I realized that my photos can make a difference and increase awareness of social issues. This experience that Kaya made possible has changed my “focus” in photography and in life.

After returning from Thailand, Sandra displayed her work at an exhibition in Toronto. Her exhibition was a beautiful example of how influential, inspiring, and rewarding a volunteer’s work can be. Her online exhibition of the photographs she took in Thailand will continue to raise awareness of the issues faced in Thailand by families poor enough to turn to the horrifying prospect of selling their children in order to afford to live. The full body of work Sandra produced can be seen at http://www.phototravelonline.com.

Kaya runs the photography expedition two to three times a year and is always eager to find photographers, both skilled and novice, to further this wonderful cause and make human trafficking in Thailand a thing of the past. To learn more about the photography expedition in Thailand, click here.

About Kaya:

Kaya Responsible Travel’s mission is to promote sustainable social, environmental and economic development, empower communities and cultivate educated, compassionate global citizens through responsible travel. This is achieved through Kayas coordination of volunteer abroad, language learning and gap year programs throughout Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Responsible travel is about seeing the world in a manner that most respects and benefits local people, culture and the environment its travel in the real world. For more information, please visit http://www.kayavolunteer.com.







Volunteer recruitment NEW COURSE

Volunteer recruitment NEW COURSE
Event on 2013-05-30 09:45:00

This course covers ways in which volunteers can be recruited and how to develop a recruitment plan.

By the end of the course participants should:

  • Know the elements required for an effective volunteer recruitment plan and what must under-pin it
  • Understand the methods available for recruiting volunteers and their pros and cons
  • Have an appreciation of how to make a recruitment campaign effective, both inside and outside the organisation
  • Understand monitoring and evaluation
  • Develop an action plan to apply within the organisation

at The Business & Technology Centre
Bessemer Drive
Stevenage, United Kingdom

Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee Begins Volunteer Recruitment Countdown


(PRWEB) December 11, 2012

To mark International Volunteer Day, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has announced the closing date for volunteer applications. Candidate registration will finish on 1st March 2013. On Sochi 2014s website, http://www.vol.sochi2014.com, a countdown mechanism has appeared, counting down the days left to apply to become a volunteer.

To date the Sochi 2014 volunteer program has been very successful: there have been over 140,000 applications, and the Organizing Committee has chosen more than 80% of the candidates as volunteers for the Winter Games of 2014.

During the 2012-2013 season, five thousand volunteers will attend training by taking part in the sports test events in Sochi, organized with the participation of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee. In total the volunteers of the Organizing Committee will work over 50,000 shifts and will be some of the first to see the Olympic tracks and stadiums. One of their key learnings will be working in conditions that will closely resemble those at the actual Games. Volunteers will share the knowledge they received with their colleagues from all 26 Sochi 2014 volunteer centers across Russia.

During the test events, Sochi 2014 volunteers will be provided with everything they need – accommodation, food, clothing and transportation. This will all be provided by the Administration of the Krasnodar Region.

More than 100 Sochi 2014 volunteers have already worked at the Federation Cup in Figure Skating, the Russia Cup in Bobsled and Skeleton, the Russia Cup in Luge, and International Training Week in Luge, which took place in Sochi from November 5 – 14, 2012.

Sports volunteers are preparing tracks and venues for the competitions, and are helping athletes prepare for the events. General volunteers are meeting and accompanying international sports federation delegations, helping spectators get to the stands and also working as translators. The average age of the Sochi 2014 team is 18 – 25 years, but the “silver age” volunteers have also arrived to gain experience in Sochi.

Dmitry Chernyshenko, President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, said:

“We are very proud of our volunteers. They have already proved themselves at the Games in London and at the test events. Now they are going through one of the most complex experiences – the work at the numerous test competitions of the 2012-2013 season, which will become the “dress rehearsal” for the Games in Sochi. I have no doubt that our volunteers will work conscientiously and get a great deal of useful experience at the events. The friendly team atmosphere and the Olympic spirit will help them reach their full potential.”

Sochi volunteer Yaroslav Migachev (Tver) said:

“Its one thing to watch sports competitions on television, but another to take part. Working as a volunteer is great as you are given the opportunity to get really involved with the sport that you are helping in. You get to know all of the rules and subtleties – and that sport stops being a mystery from the television screen. I became particularly interested in bobsledding through volunteering. Previously, I hadnt been interested in that sport at all, now I love it. It was exciting and interesting to work here. During the test events in Sochi we learned new skills and gained new hobbies. We will return home with new ideas and interests, and will transfer our experience and enthusiasm to other Sochi 2014 volunteers.”

Sochi volunteer Uzdiyat Idzibagandova (Stavropol) said:

“The first test competitions went extremely well. The presence of the volunteers at the events became a good tradition a long time ago – and these contests were no exception. We enjoyed the work, in particular the providing support to the athletes and helping to create a festive Olympic atmosphere.”

Notes to the Editor

The training program for Olympic volunteers is one of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committees 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. Moreover, 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. Altogether, the volunteers make up more than 30% of the total number of Games personnel.

Volunteer recruitment is handled through 26 Volunteer Centers, established at Russian institutions of higher education selected in competition. Anyone who will be between the ages of 18 and 80 on 6th January 2014 can become a volunteer.