CLOSE TO 6000 VOLUNTEERS PARTICIPATE IN LIMA 2019 PARAPAN AMERICAN GAMES
The volunteer program, new to Peru, repeated the success of the Pan American Games.
The contribution of the volunteers was critical for the success of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, thanks to teamwork and their contribution, which Panam Sports (Pan American Sports Organization) recognized. This success was then replicated at the Parapan American Games.
The head of the Lima 2019 Volunteer Program, Ángela Morales, revealed that 5900 volunteers, distributed throughout several sports venues and with various operational roles, participated in the Parapan American Games, which ended on September 1.
She also said that the number of volunteers for these Games has been quite motivating and has left a strong volunteer program for Peru as a legacy, which must be taken on by an institution, so that this model can be repeated in future international events.
Morales stated that a platform was implemented to distribute types of certificates online: one for the training volunteers received and another for their participation in the Games. Each volunteer will obtain two certificates for having been a part of the successful Lima 2019 Volunteer Program.
PAN AMERICAN GAMES VOLUNTEERS IN NUMBERS
The head of the Lima 2019 Volunteer Program also highlighted that the Organizing Committee successfully closed the first stage of the Pan American Games. “We are delighted with the results; everyone did their part and actively participated, which should be a source of pride for all Peruvians,” she said.
She specified that 11,900 volunteers participated in the Pan American Games, 85% of which were young people between the ages of 18 and 25; also, 60% of the total number of volunteers were women. All of this is part of the contribution made by the Lima 2019 Volunteer Program for Peru.
Morales also stated that the 630 underage volunteers, between 16 and 17 years of age, also did an outstanding job. There were 480 volunteers who came from different parts of the world, such as Germany, the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, among other countries.
Another important group of volunteers were senior citizens, who were approximately 600. They gave their time and kind disposition to support these Games.
It should be noted that the Lima 2019 volunteers were trained prior to carrying out their tasks. They worked in marketing, spectator services and the press. They all had the chance to select a venue to volunteer at and, in exchange for their work, they received transportation, food and accident insurance.