The opportunity to register as a WYD Rio2013 volunteer has now expired. However, you are more than welcome to join us at WYD Rio2013 as a pilgrim! To do so, please click here: http://www.rio2013.com/en/registration
All volunteers have to be a minimum of 18 years old at the beginning of July 2013. There is no upper limit.
Whilst there are already many people working in Rio, most volunteers will start their activities in the week leading up to WYD Rio2013. There are two types of volunteers:
Long-term Volunteers – will work on the preparation and development of WYD Rio2013.
Shor-term Volunteers – will work on the implementation of WYD. They will arrive seven days before WYD.
National and international volunteers will be free after the end of WYD Rio2013, on 28 July.
Yes! All volunteers will participate in a training program. This program will cover spiritual, cultural, technical and specific meetings to help you prepare yourself as a WYD volunteer for the event.
There are several functions before and during the WYD that do not depend on a second language. However, it is helpful to have some knowledge of another language. There will be specific roles for people with good knowledge of another language.
There are several functions for the volunteers who will arrive in July. Here are some examples:
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 Brazilian families, in schools or churches, just like the registered pilgrims for the WYD Rio2013.
It will depend on your function and your team during the WYD Rio2013.
The priority for the volunteers is to be working in their designated fields, which could mean working during the Main Events. It might mean working on the stage, but it could also mean being responsible for a different area during these times. Our plan includes a meeting between Pope Francis and the volunteers; however, this will be confirmed later, by the Supreme Pontiff’s Office.
The transportation expenses to come and return from Rio are the volunteer’s responsibility.
Besides the email messages from the WYD Rio2013 volunteer department, we will communicate with you also using our blog (blog.voluntrio2013.com.br) and volunteers fan page on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/volunt.rio2013). We will do our best to update the sites with the most important information.
If you have any questions or queries, please email:
Volunteers will be assigned to the tasks that they agree to commit themselves to, depending on the needs of the organization. It may be possible to spend some time with friends, but the commitment to work is the top priority.
Yes. Volunteers will be at the airport 24/7 to greet pilgrims as they arrive to Rio de Janeiro. Furthermore, the volunteers will speak all of the main languages, such as English and Spanish.
There will be volunteers to greet the volunteers!
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