How to Participate
Process after Application
After you apply for the Games volunteer programme, you will spend the next two years leading up to 2020 on a “volunteer journey”, taking part in orientation and training sessions with other volunteers. Through this journey you will experience an increasing sense of being part of the same team with your fellow volunteers, and the excitement of being involved in the Tokyo 2020 Games will multiply. Let’s enjoy the volunteer journey together!
|26 September to early Dec. 2018||Applications accepted|
|Jan. to around Jul. 2019||Orientation notifications (briefing, interviews, etc.)|
|From Feb. 2019||Participation in orientation session|
|From Sep. 2019||Notification of training sessions|
|From Oct. 2019||General training|
|From Mar. 2020||Notification of role and location of volunteer activities|
|From Apr. 2020||Role-specific and leadership training|
|From May. 2020||Uniform distribution|
|From Jun. 2020||Venue-specific training|
Pairing applicants with preferred volunteer working categories and locations, and informing applicants of assigned category / role and location of volunteer activities.
Applicants whom we are unable to assign to their preferred working role and location will be contacted in September 2019.
Each applicant will be required to attend one orientation session, which will last for approx. two hours.
We will be conducting an interview during the orientation session to enable applicants to gain a feel for the atmosphere of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and to raise teamwork levels.
|Dates (all dates are 2019)||Prefecture||Name of venue|
|Early Feb to late May||Tokyo||TBC(to be held on five days each week during stated dates)|
|20–21 April||Sapporo, Hokkaido||Sapporo Social Welfare Center|
|4–5 May||Rifu, Miyagi Prefecture||Rifu Town Office(Pear Pal Rifu)|
|12–13 May||Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture||Active senior center|
|25–26 May||Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture||Kashima Sports Center|
|8–10 June||Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture||Ikiiki Plaza|
|15–17 June||Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture||Gotemba Civic Hall|
|29–30 June||Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture||Aichi Civil Service Personnel Training Institute|
|6–7 July||Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture||Toyama City Gymnasium|
|14–15 July||Osaka||Osaka Social Welfare Guidance Center|
|20–21 July||Hiroshima||Hiroshima City International House|
|27–28 July||Fukuoka||Fukuoka City Hall|
- ※ Please note that the above-stated schedules may be subject to change
- ※ Orientation sessions for persons residing outside of Japan will be conducted by video call between March and July 2019
Each applicant will be required to attend one general training session, which will last for approximately 3 – 4 hours.
The general training session will be aimed at enabling applicants to gain basic knowledge required as Olympic and Paralympic volunteers.
Applicants will be able to select their preferred location for attendance at training sessions on their application.
After receiving notification of required attendance, applicants will be able to select their preferred dates from among the following options.
|Dates (Planned)||Location ※1||Comments|
|Oct. 2019 to Feb. 2020||In Tokyo||5 days per week|
|Oct. 2019 to Jan. 2020||Outside Tokyo ※2||2 days per region|
|From Jun. 2020||In Tokyo (Overseas)||Details pending|
- ※1 Actual locations will be notified separately.
- ※2 Hokkaido, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Toyama, Shizuoka, Aichi, Osaka, Hiroshima and Fukuoka