FAQ

When and where will the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games take place?

The Olympic Games will be held from Friday, July 24 to Sunday, August 9, 2020.
The Paralympic Games will be from Tuesday, August 25 to Sunday, September 6, 2020. For the list of venues, visit the official website of the Tokyo 2020 .

What kind of volunteer opportunities will be available in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games?

Volunteer opportunities to support the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games include the following two main programs.

City Volunteer

By courtesy of GLARecruited by Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), to provide tourism and transport information for domestic and overseas visitors at airports, major train terminals, and sightseeing spots, etc.

Games Volunteer

©IOCRecruited by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee), to help at the competition venues and Olympic Village, support games operations, provide services to spectators, medias and others.

The followings are major ongoing volunteerism toward Tokyo 2020.

Ongoing volunteerism

Tokyo Tourism Volunteers

Core member of the City Volunteer in 2020

Introduce the charm of Tokyo to foreign tourists through multilingual tour guide services.
For more information, visit the official website of the Tokyo Tourism Volunteers (only in Japanese).

Omotenashi language volunteers

Let's enhance your foreign-language skills to get ready for 2020!

Willing to offer support to non-Japanese speakers in need of help in daily situations.
For more information, visit the official website of the Omotenashi language volunteers training course (only in Japanese).

And more

Many more volunteer opportunities are available, including Tokyo Marathon Volunteer.

When will the volunteer recruiting for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games start?

Recruitment for each volunteer program is planned as below. For City Volunteer, the announcement will be made in this website as soon as the details become clear.

Volunteers for the Tokyo 2020 Games
(Games-related volunteers to be recruited by TMG and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee)

City Volunteer

Applications started from September 26, 2018.
For more details, visit here.

Games Volunteer

Applications started from September 26, 2018.
For more details, visit the official website of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

The followings are major ongoing volunteerism toward Tokyo 2020.
For recruitment details, please contact the organizer of your target volunteer activity.

Ongoing volunteerism

Tokyo Tourism Volunteers

Recruitment does not currently take place.
For more information, visit the official website of the Tokyo Tourism Volunteers (only in Japanese).

Omotenashi language volunteers

Lessons are offered roughly once every month.
For more information, visit the official website of the Omotenashi language volunteers training course (only in Japanese).

Tokyo Marathon Volunteer

The volunteer recruitment will take place in autumn for Tokyo Marathon which will be held at the beginning of March.
For more information, visit the official website of the Tokyo Marathon .

Other volunteer opportunities being offered

Many organizations are looking for volunteers.
For more details, go to Volunteer opportunities currently available.

Will there be any rewards for volunteers?

As for City Volunteer, there will be no remuneration for your volunteer work, except that you may receive some giveaway items (uniforms, booklets, etc.) that you will need to fulfill your roles.
For other programs, please contact the organizer of your target volunteer activity.

Where can I contact regarding application of City Volunteer?

If you have questions regarding application of City Volunteer, please contact here.
Please read FAQ page which has many questions and their answers before contacting the office.

For other inquiries, please contact:
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
email: S1050702@section.metro.tokyo.jp
* This is not the address for inquiries regarding Games Volunteers. Please visit here.