Saturday, 14 December 2019

Indonesian Committee Seeks 20,000 Volunteers for Asian Games

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  • Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Aug. 19, 2017. AP

    Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Aug. 19, 2017. AP

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) is seeking 20,000 Indonesian and foreign volunteers during the event in Jakarta and Palembang from Aug 18 to Sept 2, 2018.

    INASGOCs Administration Deputy, Francis Wanandi, said on Saturday that the official registration would be opened today until early Sept.

    Wanandi added that those interested to volunteer may register directly at INASGOCs booth at the Asian Games International Fitness and Health Expo (GOIFEX) 2017 at the Jakarta Convention Center from Aug 19 to 20, while the online registration will be opened later this month.

    "The online registration will be opened in two weeks as its current information technology has not been ready yet," he noted.

    The registration process is as simple as collecting copy of personal identification, such as citizen identification card, passport, or student card, and then waiting for the acceptance call from INASGOC.

    "We will manually input the registrants name to the online system in two weeks, then we will call the candidates for the next selection process," he remarked.

    According to Wanandi, foreign volunteers are needed, particularly as translators, for athletes and officials from 44 countries to communicate with the Indonesian committee.

    "The terms and conditions for foreign volunteers have not been decided yet, but many people have been showing their interests to pay their own tickets and accommodations," he explained.

    Wanandi noted that the volunteers would be initially posted during the Asian Games test events in early Feb 2018.

    To mark a year before the 18th Asian Games 2018, Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla kicked off the countdown at the National Monument (Monas) arena in Jakarta on Friday (Aug 18).

    ANTARA