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Huge interest in volunteering at the World Winter Games

By 30 July, 2019 October 8th, 2019 No Comments
Volunteers gathered hours before the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011 Opening Ceremony in Athens, Greece.

Volunteers gathered hours before the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011 Opening Ceremony in Athens, Greece.

The interest of helping out as a volunteer at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Sweden 2021 is huge.
– A lot of people have shown interest. You understand that this is something more than just an ordinary sports event, says Karin Riddar, Head of Operations at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2021.

The Special Olympics World Winter Games website launched during the World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. A few weeks later, more than 300 persons had shown their interest in working as a volunteer at the Winter Games. Since then, the number has increased even more – and is today close to 500.

In addition to the numbers mentioned, a lot of people have contacted the local organizing committee (LOC) by e-mail, phone and by word.
– It feels very promising. We still have a lot of work to do and these questions are our highest priority, says Karin Riddar.

The Special Olympics World Winter Games is made possible by the help of volunteers. To create the best possible games, volunteers are needed before, during and after the competitions. The event offers a variety of tasks and there is almost something for everyone to choose from. Volunteers are needed in areas such as sports, technique, language, delegation support and guest services and so on.
– Our ambition is to get as many people as possible on this journey. Volunteers is a good way to get more people into the movement and we hope to have 2 500 – 3 000 (regional, national and international) volunteers at the World Winter Games, says Karin Riddar.

To be a part of the Special Olympics-family is a unique experience that creates happiness and last longing memories – for everyone participating.
– It’s not only an experience of life, it’s also an opportunity to make the world a better place, says Karin Riddar.

Would you like to help out as a volunteer at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Sweden 2021 and/or the Invitational Games 2020? Click here to register your interest.