Thursday, July 23, 2009

Want to Be a Volunteer at the 2010 World Cup?

Here is your chance, if you want to be part of it all.

According to the Johannesburg Times, organizers are looking for 15,000 volunteers.

You don't have to be from South Africa. Actually, the only right-up-front requirement we see here is fluency in English, which you've already got if you're reading this. That is, you are qualified right now! How exciting. Oh, wait. You have to be at least 18 years old, too. Can't imagine many kids read me ...

A lot of these probably are semi-drudge jobs. (I wonder if any will be like those poor saps I saw at the Beijing Olympics ... whose every-day-for-three-weeks job was to be restroom attendants in the media center.) And I doubt there is much pay, if any. So be prepared to go over on your own dime, and work for free. Or maybe they will give you a ticket to this or that lesser match, or let you stand in the back. Maybe.

Deadline for getting in your application is Aug. 31.

Anyway, it apparently is an option, and we thought you ought to know.

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