Wanna volunteer for ICM 2018?

Deadline for submissions closed

This year, Rio de Janeiro will be hosting important events related to mathematics, among them, ICM 2018. We are looking forward to working with the enthusiasm of volunteers to help us make this event a success.

If you'd like to be an ICM 2018 volunteer, now is the time to apply!

Volunteers will be helping in areas including: Registration, Plenary Sessions, General Information, Tourist Information, etc.

To apply to be volunteer at ICM 2018 - International Congress of Mathematicians, held August 1-9, 2018, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, you must sign up on the website and meet the following basic requirements:

  • Age 18 or over by July 1, 2018
  • Speak fluent ENGLISH
  • Be Brazilian or a foreign resident in Brazil with a valid permanent or temporary visa
  • Possess skills for teamwork
  • Agree to Volunteer Terms and Conditions
Candidates will undergo a four-stage selection process:

  • Registration as a volunteer candidate
  • Analysis and testing of personal qualities (online)
  • English test
  • Face-to-face interview for candidates residing in the city of Rio de Janeiro
  • Online interview for candidates not residing in the city of Rio de Janeiro

After the four stages, the candidates selected will proceed to the training phase, which will be specific to the area of activity, and participate in the training at the venue and facilities. Details about the training will be sent by email to the successful candidates.

The training will be divided into three modules:

  • General training: a brief history of ICM; its values; information on the organizational and management details of the congress; and operational procedures during the event.
  • Specific area training.
  • On-site training and volunteer work to get familiarized with the actual work environment.

The length of the training may vary according to the area of activity. Provisional certificates will not be issued during the training period; however, for volunteers who make their request in advance, a statement of attendance will be issued detailing training day(s) and time(s).

Only after completing all selection and training stages will the candidate be able to assume their position as a volunteer. Volunteers residing outside the City of Rio de Janeiro must participate in the training session or they will be disqualified.

The ICM2018 Organizing Committee shall not be responsible for providing legal justification for school, college or work absences. A statement will be provided to volunteers who need and request one; it will be provided at the end of the work day and indicate time of arrival and departure.


City of São Paulo, at Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel.
Av. das Nações Unidas, 12559 - Brooklin Novo, São Paulo - SP, CEP: 04578-903

City of Rio de Janeiro, Riocentro - Centro de Convenções.
Av. Salvador Allende, 6555 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, CEP: 22783-127


São Paulo: July 27 to July 31, 2018
Training: 1 (one) day to be announced.

July 27 (Friday): 9:00 to 18:00
July 28 (Saturday): 8:00 to 21:00
July 29 (Sunday): 7:15 to 19:00
July 30 (Monday): 7:00 to 18:00 | 18:00 to 23:30 (dinner)
July 31 (Tuesday): 6:30 to 12:00

Rio de Janeiro: July 29 to August 09, 2018;
Training: 1 (one) day to be announced.

July 29 and 30 (Sunday and Monday): 16:00 to 19:00
July 31 (Tuesday): 7:00 to 20:30
August 01, 02, 03 and 04 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday): 7:30 to 19:00
August 05 (Sunday): no activities; schedule to be announced
August 06, 07 and 08 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday): 7:30 to 19:00
August 09 (Thursday): 7:30 to 17:00

Volunteers may be requested to work during the pre-event, which includes a period of up to 3 days prior to the above period.


- City transportation (work days and hours)
- Meals (work days and hours)
- Uniform shirt


September 15, 2017 - Registration opens
January 31, 2018 - Registration closes - POSTPONED UNTILL FEBRUARY 28, 2018
June 5, 2018 - Results announced (approved and selected volunteers)
June/July, 2018 - Training

Contact: voluntary@icm2018.org

Download the volunteer poster here