How to apply

The closing time and date for application registrations was 17:00 on 21 December 2018 (JST) . Thank you to everyone who applied.

Completing the application will take approx. 30 minutes.

During the process of entering the required fields, you may save the information you provided on the application.

Support for users with a visual impairment

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) is offering support to those with a visual impairment who wish to apply to the Volunteer Programme.

Tokyo 2020 began accepting applications for the Tokyo 2020 Games Volunteer Programme on 26 September 2018 and now the programme has been made easier for applicants with a visual impairment. The application deadline will be extended by about a month for those users, to allow for any delays and ensure they are not at a disadvantage.

Tokyo 2020 Volunteer Programme – Support for Users with a Visual Impairment

Please beware of phishing and other cyber crime sites

There are an increasing number of incidents where users are guided to fraudulent websites by clicking on a link contained in an email or a social media site.

Please make sure not to accidentally access a fraudulent website on the Tokyo 2020 Games Volunteer My Page.

We recommend that you access your My Page from this website or bookmark the My Page URL, Japanese only.

Application procedure

  1. Complete a new registration
  2. Read the policy on storing personal information, and agreeing to the terms and conditions
  3. Complete the application form
  4. Confirm email address
  5. Launch of the Games Volunteer My Page

Confirmation before registering your Games volunteer application

Recommended browsers

Browser System requirements (OS and browser)
Firefox Windows 7 or newer, macOS
Chrome Windows 7 or newer, macOS
Android 5.0 or newer
Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 11 or newer, Windows 10 or newer
Edge Windows 10 or newer
Safari macOS, iOS9 or newer

*Please note that using other browsers may result in problems viewing the pages.

Please have an identification document ready

  • Passport, Japan residence card or Japan driving licence

*Please note that the illustration is a simulated image

  • Image data (JPG, JPEG, PNG or BMP image format)

*This will be used for the photo contained on your ID card

Please also have the following items ready, if available

Results of any TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent English language tests

  • Results of any proficiency tests in other languages

Information required on the application form

When applying, please complete the following items:

Items Details
STEP1 Name, gender, date of birth, special requirements or support, etc.
STEP2 Address, contact details, contact details in case of emergency, etc.
STEP3 Volunteering experience, education and/or work details
STEP4 Previous experience in foreign languages and/or sports, possession of a driving license, etc.
STEP5 Preferred type of volunteer activity (period, no. of days, volunteer category), etc.
STEP6 Confirmation of the terms and conditions

Also, please read through the below dedicated pages in advance if you have any preference for a specialist volunteer category/role, and/or if you have any preferred venue for your orientation session.

How to apply

Please read through the "How to fill out the Tokyo 2020 Games Volunteer My Page" before applying