Youth Participation Program

Thank you for your interest.
The audition period for volunteer performers has now ended.

Were you born between September 2, 1989 and December 31, 1994? Will you be between the ages of 15 and 19 by the end of 2009? Do you live in the Sea to Sky corridor (Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton/Mt Currie) or have accommodations secured in this area at Games time? If the answer is yes to all questions, this could be your chance to get involved in the Games!

How much time can you expect to commit?

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games are taking place from February 12 to 28, 2010 and we are looking for individuals who are able to participate during this period. All participants must also complete training leading up to the Games. Additionally, some roles will require additional time commitments prior to the Games, which will be discussed with you during your training.

What roles are available?

Opportunities available include roles with our Event Services team.

Event Services
Event Services Hosts are often the first and last faces spectators see during their Olympic and Paralympic experience. Hosts act as greeters, marshals, ticket-takers and ushers. If you have strong customer service and communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team, this may be the right role for you.

How do I apply?

Complete the Games Time Volunteer application located on  

On the last page of your application form, there is a field on the bottom right side that says ‘for office use only’. In this field, type in the code YPNNGP04, which will identify you as being an applicant for the Youth Participation Program? 

Below are some further details on the application:

Throughout the application it will note that the age for our volunteers is 19. Please disregard this age as you are applying through our Youth Participation Program, which invites those between 15 and 19 to be part of the Games.

Under the areas of choice, you will see a full list of the volunteer opportunities available.  Please select Event Services as this is part of the Youth Participation Program

Once we have received your application, your experience, skills and interests will be matched to our needs. Should you be selected, you will be contacted to begin the process, which includes a interview, training and security clearance. Please note that as part of the security clearance process, you will be asked to present one piece of legal identification (driver’s license, BC ID, a status card or passport).

Looking for other ways to get involved?

Don’t have accommodations in the Sea to Sky area but DO have secured accommodations in the Greater Vancouver area?  We encourage you to examine other ways to experience the excitement of the 2010 Winter Games. Find out how to join the celebration when the world comes to Vancouver and to Whistler by clicking on one of the links below:

  • Enjoy the sports and ceremonies as a spectator

  • Become a Ceremonies Volunteer Performer for the Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies

  • Participate in one of the Cultural Olympiad events

  • Use your French skills; Francophone volunteers can find exciting opportunities through La Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique (FFCB)

  • Become a community volunteer, and take part in the events leading up to and throughout the 2010 Winter Games

You may also want to visit This is an online, interactive, bilingual e-magazine enabling teachers and students to learn more about Vancouver 2010, the Olympic and Paralympic Movements, and programs in sport, culture and sustainability