Friday, August 14, 2009

Deadline for Volunteering: August 31

Organizers of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa are looking for 15,000 volunteers to help make the event work, as noted in a previous post on this site.

Time is running out to apply -- the deadline is Aug. 31 -- and here are more specifics on how to volunteer.

This is the link to the news release that provides contacts and e-mail addresses for potential volunteers.

It's notable that more than 15,000 people already had applied to volunteer by the end of July, but organizers still seem interested in additional resumes.

Note that 10 percent of all volunteers must come from outside Africa. Ten percent must come from African countries that are not South Africa, and 80 percent will come from the host nation.

As you might expect, the greatest demand is for volunteers with language skills, and Danny Jordaan, the boss of the organizing committee says just that.

So, yes, if you can speak Dutch or Korean as well as English, your chances of being accepted are much better.

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