Welcome to the Experience of a Lifetime

"To the men and women in the blue jackets, you are the undisputed heroes of these Games. The class of 2010."

  • John Furlong, VANOC CEO, Olympic Closing Ceremony Speech (February 28, 2010)

Thank you for your interest in the 2010 Winter Games. The volunteer application process is now closed.

Thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers who helped to deliver an extraordinary Games.

So you didn’t quite make it as an athlete, but you’re as passionate as ever to leave your mark. This is your ticket to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

By getting involved as a volunteer, you could be joining a team of 25,000 who’ll be welcoming the world to Canada. We’re looking for a team that shares our values of team, trust, excellence, sustainability and creativity. If these words speak to you, read on. We’d love to tell you more about what it takes to join our team.


The Basics
  • We're looking for volunteers who are available before, during and after the 2010 Winter Games. We encourage everyone to apply, but please keep in mind that the more time and flexibility you have, the more opportunities there may be for you to get involved.
  • With an expected 25,000 volunteers, accommodation in the Lower Mainland or Sea to Sky corridor is an important consideration.
  • Ability to commit to working a minimum of 13 shifts for the Olympic Winter Games and/or a minimum of 8 shifts for the Paralympic Winter Games. Shifts will vary between 8 and 10 hours per shift.    
  • You must be 19 years old on or before September 1, 2009 to apply for a volunteer role. If you are between the ages of 15 and 19, you may be able to volunteer through our Youth Participation Program.
  • We’ll be using electronic communication (such as the volunteer website and e-mail) to pass along important information. You’ll need a valid e-mail address and access to the internet to access this information. If you don’t have an e-mail address or access to the internet, view our Frequently Asked Questions for suggestions on your options.
  • Your computer must be Javascript enabled. For instructions on how to do this, visit the Technical Help section of our Frequently Asked Questions.
  • You must complete and pass a security background check to be considered for a volunteer role.
  • There are many Games areas that need your help.

  •  Interested in learning about Ceremonies? Learn more about Ceremonies Volunteers

Still looking for more information? View our Frequently Asked Questions.