Volunteer Program Special Olympics World Games ATHENS 2011

On June 25 and July 4, 2011 in Athens 7500 Special Olympics athletes from 185 countries, of all skill levels will participate in 22 different Olympic-type sports:
Swimming, Athletics, Badminton, Sand Volleyball, Basketball, Boccia, Bowling, Cycling, Horse Riding, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, judo, canoeing, weightlifting on a bench, skating on the floor, Sailing, Softmpol, Table Tennis, Handball, Tennis , volleyball.

From 20 to 24 June 2011, the Russian Mission of Special Olympics athletes will be staying in Alexandroupolis for athletes to experience the Greek culture and adapt to a new environment, while our fellow citizens will learn more about people with intellectual disabilities their skills and opportunities to join in the daily activities of local society.

Become a Volunteer for Special Olympics World Games ATHENS 2011 … ”


Why should I join the Volunteer Program of the Special Olympics World Games ATHENS 2011?

Volunteering at Special Olympics can change your life.
The myths fall, the negative attitude change and new opportunities for understanding the diversity created.
Joining the Volunteer Program of the Special Olympics World Games ATHENS 2011 will have the opportunity to contribute to the success of this special sporting event.

What are the requirements to become a volunteer?

Have reached the age of 18 and you fill in the Application Form Volunteer Program.
To attend information sessions that will organize after accepting the position and the training will receive from Athens 2011 to offer their time and enthusiasm to the success of your event.

When and for how long I will offer my services?

A total of 25,000 volunteers will participate, most of whom will be employed during the period June 20 to July 5, 2011 while the services of volunteers will be extremely necessary and in the preparation of the event the period May – June 2011.

Important dates of the event:

June 20: Arrival Athletics Mission
20 – June 24: Host Town Program, Program “Polis – Amphitryon”
June 25: Opening Ceremony (Olympic Stadium)
June 26 – July 4: Season
July 4: Closing Ceremony (Marble)
July 5: Check Sports Missions

What are the areas in which we can offer?

The volunteers of the Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 will work in almost all functional areas of organization such as:
• Sports
• Manage volunteers
• Administrative Services
• Medical Services
• Facility Operations
• Functions of accommodation
• Transport & Travel
• Translation – Interpretation
• Non-Athletic Events
• Media & Press
• Environment
• Information
• Escorting Athletes, Mission & Official
• Ceremonies
• Telecommunications
• Services Games
• Spectator Services

I could offer my services?

In Athens and in cities of the “City Amphitryon” at competition venues that host sports and non-competition venues to support operational needs or events and special programs of the organization.

Become a volunteer in your town, in Schedule “Polis – Amphitryon”

During the program, international shipments will be staying for 4 days before the Games, namely from 20 to 24 June 2011 in several cities, including Alexandroupolis will host the Russian Mission athletes Special Olympics, for athletes experience the Greek culture and adapt to a new environment, while the Greek people will learn more about people with intellectual disabilities, their abilities and opportunities to join in the daily activities of local society.

Until December 15, 2010 will have a time limit the parties to testify by telephone or online, their applications for participation in the volunteer program of the World Summer Games Special Olympics “Athens 2011”, particularly in the ‘City – Amphitryon “to be held in Alexandroupolis .

How to prepare to offer my services?
I will have some benefits?

Preparing your will be done through education to watch where you get useful information material to the organization and for the position you will be assigned.
In addition to facilitating the work to be undertaken by the ATHENS 2011 will provide you with:
Uniform and necessary equipment, nutrition during your service, insurance and free travel on the Mass Transfer to and from the facilities to offer your services throughout the duration of your employment.
Finally you will receive a diploma on your participation in the Special Olympics World Games ATHENS 2011.

Where to find an application form in Athens 2011 Volunteer Program?

• By calling 211 20 11 120-122 (working hours and days)
• Online website http://www.athens2011.org
• At the headquarters of our Organizing Committee Special Olympics World Games ATHENS 2011
Equestrian Building – Park Goudi, 115 10 Athens.
• Project “Polis – Amphitryon” Alexandroupolis by calling 25513-50403 (working hours and days) until 15 December.

What happens after completing the application form in Athens 2011 Volunteer Program?

• The next time we will contact you to share additional data and information in order to utilize the best skills and your intention to contribute to the success of the Special Olympics World Games ATHENS 2011.

• You will then receive information about the area and this position will offer your services and you will be asked to confirm your acceptance.

• The period before the Games will need to attend training and information sessions to best prepare for your participation.

• Finally, we participate in the Games, the role will be assigned and the Organizing Committee of the Special Olympics World Games ATHENS 2011 will recognize your contribution to the success of the event.

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