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  • Seoul Recruits 6,000 Volunteers for ‘the 100th National Sports Festival and the 39th National Para Games’

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    The 100th National Sports Festival and 39th National Para Games (hereinafter ‘National Sports Festival’) will commence in Seoul in October 2019. The National Sports Festival, which began with the Joseon Baseball Tournament in 1920 and celebrating its 100th year, will be held for the first time in 33 years in Seoul since its beginning in 1986.

    Seoul will install the National Sports Festival volunteer support headquarters at Seoul Volunteer Center and recruit 6,000 volunteers from March 12 (Tue) until April 26, 2019 (Fri) for 46 days in its largest ever recruitment.
    Selected volunteers will remain active at the National Sports Festival from October 4 until October 10, 2019 and at the National Para Games from October 15 until October 19, 2019. Volunteers will participate in various areas including stadium operations, opening and closing ceremonies, cultural festivals and torch relay support, comprehensive situation room management, and 1-on-1 customized support for athletes with disabilities, and they can also take part in events, campaigns, and publicity activity support as part of prior ‘boom-up’ activities of the National Sports Festival.

    Citizens who wish to volunteer can apply via the website (2019vol.sportseoul.kr) starting March 12.

    With the introduction of a citizen recommendation system to be enforced for the first time in the country, citizens will participate directly in the recruitment of volunteers and also in publicity. More information can be found on the website.

    Both individual and group volunteers will receive payment for their work when participating for a minimum of four hours of activity per day. They will also receive souvenirs including the volunteer uniform, in addition to prizes from the mayor, the superintendent of education of Seoul, etc.

    For more information on volunteer recruitment of National Sports Festival, send your inquiries to Seoul Volunteer Center Headquarters (1833-2788).