Lonely Planet Writer

Olympic committee seeking volunteers for Rio Games

Olympic rings.
Olympic rings. Image by Jon Curnow / CC BY 2.0

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the first to be set in South America, has spots available for 70,000 volunteers. Interviews will be held online in English and people from all over the world are welcome to apply through the volunteer section of the Rio 2016 website. Opportunities include work in the volunteer training centers in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and participation in the opening and closing ceremonies. Read more: riotimesonline.com