|Over 150,000 apply to be volunteers for 2008 Olympics
[ 2006-09-12 13:54 ]
The recruitment of volunteers for the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games has seen an overwhelming response since it
was launched on Aug. 28.
According to the Beijing Olympic Organizing
Committee (BOCOG), more than 150,000 people in Beijing had registered to be
volunteers, including more than 120,000 university students applying through the
campus recruitment offices. The rest handed in applications through websites and
local youth organizations.
Meanwhile, the Beijing Olympic Call Center had received more than 580,000
phone inquiries, including 192 from overseas.
A total of 70,000 volunteers will be needed for the Olympic Games, and
another 30,000 for the Paralympic Games. The majority of the volunteers will be
recruited from universities in Beijing, with rest coming from other parts of the
country and abroad.