350 Sports Volunteers from Sverdlovsk Region to Take Part in World Summer Student Olympics

February 15, 2013. 350 Sverdlovsk Region-based volunteers who are going to take part in the World Summer Student Olympics 2013 in Kazan and in the Intercontinental Ski Jumping Cup in Nizhniy Tagil this March have already undergone the necessary training. The said sports events are to become a rehearsal of the 22nd Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi in the winter of 2014f for some of the volunteers from the Urals, Sverdlovsk Region Government’s Press Service & Information Department reports.

‘Sverdlovsk Region’s volunteer center has completed yet another stage of preparing its team for joining the 27th World Summer Student Olympics 2013 in Kazan. The center’s specialists processed over 900 applications in three months and conducted more than 500 face-to-face interviews with the candidates. The recruitment process was focused on the candidates’ motivation and leadership skills and on their ability to act under unordinary circumstances and make the right decisions over a limited period of time. Also, a lot of attention was paid to the candidates’ volunteer work experience. 60% of all the candidates have already taken part in various volunteer projects before, and for 40% of the selected candidates, helping at the Student Olympics will be their first experience of doing something pro bono,’ says Head of Sverdlovsk Region volunteer center Alexander Antimonov.

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