Monday, February 11, 2008

Volunteer Opportunities - Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Living in Vancouver and knowing the Olympics are coming to the city in a couple years is pretty cool. On February 12th, the Volunteer Opportunities website is going live so you can sign up for some 25,000 jobs.

...from the Vancouver Province:

    "We have a shift of people making sure that the flame doesn't go out," said Donna Wilson, 2010's boss of human resources. "We fondly know of them as 'flamewatchers.' "

I'm going to submit an application maybe I'll get to be a flame watcher! :)

The process for becoming a volunteer sounds lengthy with phone screens and a 5 hour security screening and training session. You will be able to apply at

I leave for Toronto next week and will be blogging daily once there.

1 comment:

Tony said...

Hi Al,

I’ve been keeping an occasional and casual eye on your blog, and it looks like you’ll arrive in Toronto a few days early for the Grand Prix. Actually I’m a little envious; we don’t have events with the same stature here in the States.

Good luck and don’t forget to have fun. And who knows, maybe you’ll fly right up to (or even pass) 64.