Volunteer at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games


The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has opened applications for the Games Volunteer Programme on Wednesday (26 September).

Tokyo 2020 aims to secure 80,000 volunteers via the Volunteers portal through early December. The deadline will be announced later.

Volunteers will provide valuable support for the operation of the Games in a variety of roles at competition venues and at the Athletes’ Village, and their contribution will be a key factor in the Games’ success.

What you need to know

When to apply

From Wednesday 26 September until December 2018

The exact closing date for applications will be announced on the Tokyo 2020 website at a later date.

How to apply

On Tokyo 2020’s website

Volunteer roles

Games volunteers will have a unique opportunity to provide support in a number of areas, including spectator guidance, competition operation and media operation. They will be deployed in various locations including competition venues and the Athletes’ Village.

Who is eligible

Applicants must fulfil the following two requirements:

• Born prior to 1 April 2002

• Japanese nationals or persons with valid visas permitting residence in Japan during the volunteer period (including temporary visitors)