The Vancouver Olympics Committee (VANOC) has given Radio Amateurs of Canada
details of their search for ham radio volunteers for the Olympic Winter
Games (Feb. 12-28, 2010) and Paralympic Winter Games (March 12-21, 2010).
Volunteers must have or arrange their own local accommodation in Greater
Vancouver or Whistler areas.
Of the 25,000 volunteers required, Amateur Radio operators are needed for
technical roles during preparation for and during the Olympic events. The
on-line volunteer application form, at www.vancouver2010.com , includes
space to list skills and experience. If the applicant wishes a
communications or technical role, they should add a key phrase on their
application form, to make it easy for VANOC to identify them. In the fifth
(final) application page, add the words "Amateur Radio Operator" in a box
called "Additional Information...".
For volunteers with professional skills and experience, VANOC has provided a
second key-word to be entered on the last page of the form. This key-word
is available from RAC Directors, RAC Assistant Directors in B.C., RAC
Section Manager Mike Hale VE7DXD, and ARES officers in BC. For more info,
contact BC/YT RAC Director Ed Frazer at ve7ef at shaw dot ca.
Sent by Dave Goodwin VO1AU/VE3AAQ, President, RAC