BLR WORLD// Volunteer at ParalympicsGB House

Paris, France
Volunteer
Entry Level

 

Role Title: Volunteer at ParalympicsGB House

Reporting to : ParalympicsGB House House Volunteer Manager

Dates / Days / Hours

Volunteers are required to work in a flexible manner to accommodate the nature of the role and the environment. 

Shifts will be 8-hours long between 07:00 – 23:00 on a rotating basis. 

Volunteers should be able to commit for a minimum of 5 days (ideally 10) throughout the Games period and will receive a minimum of one rest day after five days on duty. 
Games & Volunteer periods are as follows / Période des jeux: 

 

  • Paralympics: 26 August – 10 September / Paralympiques: 26 Août - 8 Septembre  

Role Purpose

ParalympicsGB is the British and Northern Irish Olympic team – one of the nation’s most successful teams and one of its favourite brands. Run by the British Olympic Association (BOA). 

Volunteers will support a range of operations at the Team ParalympicsGB House . Volunteers will likely interact with a wide array people both before and during the Games. Examples include BOA/BPA staff, Sport Team Leaders and Athletes, VIP guests, venue staff and volunteers from other sites.

Key Activities

Bump in pre Games:

  • Assisting with venue set up, including building and moving furniture, unpacking equipment, installing branding and decoration, cleaning
  • Assisting with translation and communication when required 
  • Helping to resolve issues and ensuring the venue is ready. 
 

 During the Games:

  • Welcoming visitors to the venue and directing them appropriately, 
  • Assisting with tasks at the front desk / help point, such as checking tickets, distributing accreditation passes and checking IDs, 
  • Assisting with movement of equipment and distribution of gifts 
  • Escorting VIP guests around the venue, making them feel welcome 
  • Assisting with event delivery and maintenance of lounges and hospitality areas, keeping them tidy and safe, and reporting any damaged furniture or spillages 
  • Assisting with arrivals and departures 
  • Translating into both English and French to support with daily operations, 
  • Replenishing hydration and snack areas, 
  • Cleaning / hygiene control
  • Supporting with providing or researching local information such as shops and services and answering queries from friends and families of the athletes,  
  • Assisting guests and athletes with planned movements. 

 

Bump out post Games:

  • Assisting with closing down of the venue, including moving furniture, packing up equipment and taking down branding,
  • Assisting with translation and communication with contacts when needed. 

Person Specification

Candidates applying for the Volunteer role should be able to demonstrate:

  • Good English language skills (and the majority of volunteers will also need to be able to translate verbally from/to French), 
  • Positive attitude and willingness to support where required, 
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as on an individual basis,
  • Good interpersonal and organisation skills,
  • Ability to multi-task, be innovative and flexible, 
  • Good attention to detail including the ability to report on / record progress of tasks as required, 
  • Effective time management skills.

The following skills would also be an advantage:

  • General familiarity of the Paris area and local public transport  
  • Understanding of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel 

Other

  • Due to its engagement with the team this role may require a Disclosure and Barred Services (DBS) check.  
  • All Team members are required to sign the Team Members Agreement. 
  • Volunteers should be based in Paris during the Game Time and have their own accommodation in Paris. 



 

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