Yesterday the International Olympic Committee announced that Brisbane would host the 35th Olympic Games in 2032. We are ecstatic about the decision and look forward to following the planning journey over the coming years.

Volunteering will play a significant role in the 2032 Olympic Games and will provide the opportunity for many Queenslanders, and Australians to be involved in this spectacular moment in world history.

In 2021, the Tokyo games recruited up to 80,000 volunteers, each expected to contribute 10 – 20 hours over the period of the games. This is the equivalent of 800,000 volunteering hours at a minimum.

Volunteers will provide support in areas such as spectator services, competition operation and media operation. They will be assigned to various locations including competition venues where a range of sports are staged; the Athletes’ Village where the athletes will be based; and other Games-related facilities.

Volunteering categories included:

Guidance: Guiding spectators and other participants at venues and other facilities, checking tickets and supporting security checks.

Events: Supporting competition operations at the competition venues and training venues.

Mobility Support (driving, etc.): Driving vehicles to transport Games participants between venues comfortably and safely.

Personal Support: Welcoming overseas delegations to ensure they have smooth working conditions in Japan.

Operational Support: Distributing uniforms (to volunteers, etc.) at the uniform-distribution facility.

Healthcare: Providing transportation for medical participants when an athlete is injured. First responders providing swift initial treatment to spectators or Olympic and Paralympic Games-related personnel who suffer sudden illness or injury.

Technology: Supporting the distribution, collection, etc., of technology and communications equipment.

Media: Providing a wide range of support measures to members of the domestic and international media to ensure they are able to efficiently conduct interviews, etc.

Ceremonies: Playing a supporting role at medal and other ceremonies. This role may include guiding athletes and other Games-related personnel to required positions as well as conveying medals and other commemorative items.


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