One of the basic truths about the Pan American Games is a saying that goes: “Without volunteers, there are no Games.”
Time after time and event after event have proven this true. Thousands of youth and adults lend their volunteer services at every competition around the world. While most of the volunteers come from the host country, the large number of foreigners that travel from across the globe to contribute to Sporting Events is really impressive.
Volunteering goes much further than working for a country or Organizing Committee of an event. It is one of the most enriching experiences that a person who loves or has a passion for sports can have.
You will meet many people from different parts of the world; share moments and be near the best athletes from the continent, many of which are considered the best in the world; and perhaps most important of all, you get to help make the noble, healthy and admirable cause of international competition a reality by organizing the Pan American Games, an event seen by millions throughout the world.
On Tuesday, September 11, Peru begins its international campaign to recruit volunteers for the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games. The Organizing Committee (COPAL) expects 40,000 people to register to become volunteers. However, it is expected that there will only be 12,000 volunteers for the Pan American Games and 7,000 volunteers for the Parapan American Games.
“It will be a party that all Peruvians will be proud of. Volunteers are the soul of the Games, that’s why I call on all young people to live this experience, to be part of the history and register as volunteers for Lima 2019,” said Panam Sports President Neven Ilic.
To become a volunteer, you only need to be over 16 years of age on April 1, 2019, with minors needing to have parental permission.
Enrollments must be made through the Lima 2019 website: www.lima2019.pe where they must fill out a form and participate in the different phases for the recruitment process: registration, selection, general training, assignment and specific training.
Among the benefits that volunteers will receive is receiving training offered in conjunction with the United Nations, certification of their participation, complete uniform, accreditation, food, liability insurance and protection, special gifts of the Games and live a unique and truly unforgettable experience.
You know you want to be part of this continental sports festival, so join the great group of Volunteers for Lima 2019!!