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24 October 2018
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Announcement of Number of Applicants for City Volunteers Tokyo 2020

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is proud to announce that the number of applicants for City Volunteers, who will welcome guests and act as the face of the host city for the Tokyo 2020 Games, has reached 6,012 as of 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday 23 October. Applications started being accepted at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday 26 September.

Overview of the Volunteer Program

1 Application Period:

Wednesday 26 September 2018 starting at 1:00 p.m. to Wednesday 5 December 2018 closing at 12:00 p.m.
* Applications are not registered on a first-come-first-served basis.

2 Number of Recruits: Approximately 20,000* Individuals

* A total of 30,000 individuals will become City Volunteers. This includes approximately 10,000 individuals as follows:

  • Tokyo Tourism Volunteers and volunteers in Tokyo for the Rugby World Cup 2019 TM, Japan who wish to also volunteer for the Tokyo 2020 Games
  • Applicants from Tokyo-based universities
  • Applicants who receive recommendations from municipalities within Tokyo (approximately 5,000 individuals)

3 Number of Applicants as of 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday 23 October

Total of 6,012 applicants
Breakdown of applicants:

  • 60% of applicants are female
  • A wide range of age groups have applied. (Almost 50% of applicants are teens to 40's)

4 Other

The number of applicants for Games Volunteers has reached 52,249* (with 92,920 registering with the Games Volunteers “My Page”) as announced by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games today.

* As of 10:00 a.m. on Monday 22 October

Breakdown of applicants:

  • 60% of applicants are female
  • A wide range of age groups have applied. (60% of applicants are teens to 30's)

For more information about City Volunteers, please refer to “Tokyo Metropolitan Volunteerism Navigation Website” (External link)

Inquiries (Assistance in Japanese only)

Operations Section, Planning and Promotion Division
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Phone: 03-5388-2266 (External link) (External link) (External link)