Working for the Youth Olympics
The next Youth Olympic Games will be in Innsbruck in 2012 (winter) then in Nanjing, China in 2014 (summer).
The 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics were the first of its kind, allowing children ages 14-18 the chance to compete in an elite sporting event cross culturally. The Youth Olympics took place from August 14 - 26. The Youth Olympics attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators who watch 4,000 athletes compete in 26 sports.
Additionally, nearly 20,000 local and international volunteers contribute.
Sidenote - In 2012, the first Youth Winter Olympic Games will be held in Innsbruck.
As you might expect the Youth Olympics will be a large event and requires a great deal of planning, a great deal of which is already underway. As you might expect Summer Olympics jobs and Youth Olympics jobs are similar: event administration, security, press, technology, language services, medical, construction, labor, transportation and press operation jobs in addition to volunteer positions are needed.
For news, ticket information, blogs, venue information, scheduling and press regarding the games, check out the Youth Olympics webpage.
Youth Olympics Jobs
There are a wide variety of jobs available at the Youth Olympics. To look for Youth Olympics jobs first check the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) webpage for current listings. Additionally, the YOG official web page suggests looking through public job portals. Although it sounds less focused, searching the Internet for Youth Olympics Jobs will also turn up current job listings for people of all nationalities.
Youth Olympic Games Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteering for an event like the Youth Olympics is a great way to get involved with sporting events and to contribute to youth sports.
If you want to be a personal volunteer and aren't associated through any formal volunteering organization, you can apply directly for volunteer information and services at the Youth Olympics website. Here you will see that volunteers are needed in Corporate Services, Human Relations, Communication, Operation and Games Services, Culture and Education, Youth Olympic Village, IT and Technology and Finance.
Any additional questions or comments regarding volunteer work for the Youth Olympic Games can be found here.
Registration for volunteers is ongoing.