Between 26th July and 11th August 2024, Team Ireland will be competing at the Paris Olympic Games. Applications are now open for two volunteers to be directly appointed to Team Ireland for the duration of the Games, and who will be based with the team in Paris throughout the Olympic Games in 2024.
The successful volunteer applicants will provide Team Ireland athletes and staff with administrative, linguistic and operational support during the Games, as well as a number of occasions in the lead into the Games. Paris 2024 will be a special centenary celebration for the Irish team; Team Ireland first competed in the Olympics in 1924, a Games which was also hosted by Paris.
The deadline to be considered for the role of a Team Ireland specific assistant (NOC Assistant) is the 16th January 2023, with interviews taking place on the week commencing 23rd January 2023. These volunteers will also be part of the wider volunteer network operated by Paris 2024 organising committee.
Speaking about the opportunity, Team Ireland Chef de Mission for Paris 2024, Gavin Noble, said,
“This is a really unique opportunity for individuals to be at the heart of Team Ireland during what will be a really special games. At the Olympics, the NOC (National Olympic Committees) Assistants are very much part of the team, and spend the days in the Olympic Village, assisting our staff and team across a range of areas. This is ideally suited to individuals who have a good understanding of sport and the athlete needs, who have an element of fluency in French, organised, personable, work well under pressure, and who are interested in exploring an opportunity to work in a fast moving sport environment.”
More generally there will be plenty of volunteering opportunities for the Paris Olympic Games, details of which will be revealed separately by Paris 2024, when they open their Volunteer Portal in March 2023. In order for the Olympic Games to run, the organising committee will be recruiting 45,000 volunteers to assist across a host of areas.
Terms and Conditions:
The following eligibility criteria applies to all volunteers for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, including NOC Own Assistants:
• Be at least 18 years old on 1 January 2024.
• Be available for a minimum of 10 working days.
• Pass the volunteer selection process
*It will be expected that Team Ireland assistants will be directly part of our team in the build-up to the Games (in Dublin, dates tbc) and during Games time in Paris. Team Ireland Assistants will be paid a daily Games volunteer rate.
At a later date, all volunteers, including the NOC Assistant applicants will also be required to:
• Sign the Olympic Volunteering Charter.
• Complete and submit a full application on the Paris 2024 Volunteer Portal by the applicable deadline (TBC).
• Attend mandatory training sessions online and in Paris prior to the Olympic Games.
The portal for a more general volunteering role with the Paris 2024 Organising Committee will be open in March 2023.