To be a volunteer of the WYD you must fill in your registration form on the official website www.rio2013.com/en/voluntarios.
After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email. However, if you did not receive it within a week, please send us and email with your full name and passport number to firstname.lastname@example.org. (P.S. : this confirmation e-mail is not the confirmation of selection as WYD volunteer, it is just a register In our database)
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL volunteers : After the selection process a list of the selected volunteers will be posted on our blog blog.voluntrio2013.com.br. And you will receive also an email confirming or not your selection.
To apply for volunteering, you must be 18 years during the JMJ (July 23rd to July 28th, 2013).
As in other editions of the WYD, foreigners will be allowed to volunteer. Volunteers are divided into three categories:
There are people already working, many others will be called to work in preparation for the World Youth Day, however most volunteers will start their activities in the weeks before the beginning of WYD. There are two types of volunteer:
Long term Volunteer – will act in the preparation and development of World Youth Day.
Shor term Volunteer – will act in the execution of WYD. Arrives 7 days before WYD.
National and international volunteers will be free after the end of WYD, on July 28th.
Yes. All volunteers will participate in a training program. This program covers spiritual, cultural, technical and specific meetings.
There are several services to be performed before and during the WYD that do not depend on a second language, however, it is helpful to have some notions of another one. There are specific roles for people with good knowledge of another language.
There are several functions for the volunteers. They can work:
The tasks will be defined during the preparation of the WYD. The national and international volunteers will be informed about their functions via e-mail, from Jan/2013. The diocesans will be informed during the meetings.
National and international volunteers who do not live in Rio de Janeiro will be accommodated according to their period of staying, which can be with families, in schools or churches, as it is for the pilgrims.
It will depend on your function and turns of your team.
The priority of the volunteer in World Youth Day is to be in service, so during the Central Acts, the volunteer can be asked or not to work next to the stage. Our project includes a meeting with Pope Benedictus XVI and the volunteers, however this will be confirmed later by the Supreme Pontiff’s Office.
The transportation expenses to come and return from Rio is the volunteer’s responsibility
Besides the e-mail we will use the blog (blog.voluntrio2013.com.br) and the Volunteers’ fanpage on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/volunt.rio2013) as our means of internal communication. You will find there all the information always updated and you will be called for events and services in general (mainly for Brazilians).
If you speak :
When emailing, please write in the field Subject the person you are addressing it to.
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