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Frequently Asked Questions (2)

Updated:2008-06-06 16:16 | Source:

  11. How can Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan applicants as well as overseas applicants know that they are recruited?

  A: The recruitment of volunteers for Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games will not be completed until May 2008 according to the plan, and The BOCOG will send in time notices of recruitment to applicants when they are recruited.

  12. When can Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan volunteers as well as overseas volunteers go to work at the earliest date?

  A: Generally speaking, Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games volunteers are asked to come to work seven days before the opening of the Games in order to accept the assignments from the teams of their venues. As for the volunteers to work at some specific posts, the dates for them to work are up to the specific requirements of their posts.

  13. Is the treatment for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan volunteers as well as overseas volunteers the same as that for other volunteers?

  A: All the Beijing 2008 Olympic volunteers will have access to the same rights, interests and security.

  14. Will The BOCOG pay the spending for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan volunteers as well as overseas volunteers on their ways coming to and going back from Beijing?

  A: According to the international practice, Beijing 2008 Olympic volunteers are required to pay for the fares between where they live and where Beijing 2008 Olympic sports events are to be held, the spending on lodging during Beijing 2008 Olympic and the meals during non-work hours.

  15. What items are included in the training program for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan volunteers as well as overseas volunteers?

  A: The items of the training program are as follows:

  General training. It includes the basic knowledge about Olympic Games, Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the history and culture of China, the history and cultural life of Beijing, the knowledge and skills on the service for the disabled, standard courtesy, general medical knowledge, skills for emergency rescue, etc. General training is designed for all Beijing 2008 Olympic volunteers.

  Professional training. It includes the training on professional knowledge and skills that volunteers should have mastered for the work at their posts.

  Training on venues. It includes the training about the functions of venues, the knowledge on competition, internal facilities of venues, organizational structure and relevant rules and regulations.

  Training at the post. It includes the training on the responsibilities of each post, assignments, the work procedure and the standard for operations.

  16. What ways of training are there for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan volunteers as well as overseas volunteers?

  A: There are mainly remote training and personal instruction. General training takes remote training as the main way. The volunteer program channel of the official website of the BEIJING 2008 Olympic Games (volunteers.beijing2008.cn) will provide relevant resources for training. Professional training is delivered according to the professional requirements of volunteers' posts and the competition requirements. Training on venues and the training at the post take the form of personal instruction, which are carried out in Beijing before the opening of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

  17. How to give training for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan volunteers as well as overseas volunteers?

  A: General training will be delivered by regional centers for recruitment in accordance with the "Program for General Training for Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games Volunteers (Trial Version)". It may take the forms of remote training, personal instruction and others. Now the volunteer program channel of the official website of the BEIJING 2008 Olympic Games (volunteers.beijing2008.cn) has published the teaching materials for general training. Professional training, training on venues and training at the post will be sponsored by the BOCOG before the opening of Beijing 2008 Olympic.

  18. How can Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan volunteers and applicants as well as overseas volunteers and applicants get the training materials? Are all the training materials free of charge? Is it possible for them to get bi-lingual or multilingual training materials?

  A: They can download free of charge the electronic training materials and relevant data from the Internet。

  The BOCOG will provide the English versions of the teaching materials for general training. Personal instruction will be given in Chinese.

  19. Is it possible to offer training on standard spoken Chinese for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan volunteers and applicants as well as overseas volunteers and applicants?

  A: The training on standard spoken Chinese will be carried out through self-study.

  20. How are training and examination to be carried out for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan volunteers as well as overseas volunteers?

  A: The way of examination to be decided, according to the practical circumstances.

Editor : LiuAnqi

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