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25 July 2018, 20:00

Registration to join European Games volunteer program open till 1 April 2019

MINSK, 25 July (BelTA) – Registration to join the 2nd European Games MINSK 2019 volunteer program will be open till 1 April 2019, Nadezhda Anisovets, a manager for volunteer, cultural and educational programs at the Directorate of the 2nd European Games MINSK 2019, told the media, BelTA has learned.

According to Nadezhda Anisovets, over 9,000 applications have been submitted. “Now the registration system is processing applications from volunteers from 52 countries. Most active are representatives of the neighboring countries. Applications have also come from America, Australia, Mexico, Egypt. There are many volunteers from Russia who would like to work at the European Games, especially after the World Cup. Our guys went to Russia to tell what has been done in the country. As a result, there is a huge number of people willing to join the Belarusian project,” she said. All in all, 8,000 volunteers will be recruited.

On 25 July the Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC) and the Belarusian BRSM Youth Union signed a cooperation agreement. The BRSM Youth Union will provide an information support to the project while volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in educational projects organized by the MEGOC. “BRSM members will work as interpreters, the services sector, help maintain public order,” First Secretary of the Central Committee of the BRSM Youth Union Dmitry Voronyuk said.

As a rule, volunteers work for free but are entitled to some bonuses. There will be an extensive entertainment program. The young people will receive official uniforms, souvenirs, gifts, free meals. They are expected to speak foreign languages, have the desire and ability to work in a team. Past experience will be a plus.

The 2nd European Games will take place in Minsk on 21-30 June 2019. Over 4,000 athletes from 50 countries will compete in about 200 medal events in 15 sports. Competitions in 10 sports will be qualifiers for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

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