27 December 2018
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is proud to announce that the final number of applicants for City Volunteers, who will welcome guests and act as the face of the host city for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, reached 36,649 at the closing date of recruitment. TMG accepted applications from Wednesday 26 September, starting at 1:00 p.m. until Friday 21 December, closing at 5:00 p.m.. We would like to thank everyone who applied to the Tokyo 2020 Volunteer Program. For the applicants, notifications about interviews and information sessions from February 2019 will be sequentially sent out in January.
Total of 36,649 applicants
・60% of applicants are female
Approximately 20,000* individuals
*A total of 30,000 individuals will become City Volunteers. This includes approximately 10,000 individuals as follows:
Interviews and information sessions will take place from February 2019 as follows.
|Sunday 20 January 2019, 1:00 p.m.||Deadline for naming votes|
|January 2019||Notifications about Interviews and information sessions, etc.|
|February – July 2019||Interviews and information sessions, etc.|
|October 2019 – February 2020 (TBD)||General training|
|April 2020 –||Role-specific training and leadership training|
|June 2020 –||Location-specific training|
|June 2020 –||Uniforms distributed to volunteers, etc.|
* For detailed information regarding City Volunteers, please see.
The number of applicants for Games Volunteers reached 186,101 as announced by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as of today, Wednesday 26 December 2018.
* Applications from those with a vision impairment may still be submitted; the deadline is 18 January 2019. The application process is outlined at
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