World Youth Day begins online recruitment campaign

The organising committee of the World Youth Day (WYD) 2008 announced last week that its recruitment campaign will start across Australia with positions advertised on its website.

WYD Chief Operating Officer Danny Casey said that over the coming two years there would be many positions to fill in a wide variety of roles for the organisation of the world's largest youth event and later in the campaign there would be roles for volunteers during the week of events.

Its website (www.wyd2008.org) invites viewers to "be part of the wyd08 team" where a link will post the range of full time and part-time roles as they are required.

"Here is the opportunity to be part of the 'once in a lifetime' World Youth Day taking place in our own country," Mr Casey said.

World Youth Day 2008 will be held in Sydney from 15 to 20 July and Pope Benedict XVI has announced he will be coming to Australia for the celebrations that are expected to attract up to 500,000 "pilgrims" from Australia and around the world.

Inspired by great gatherings of the world's youth for Palm Sunday events in Rome, Pope John Paul II established World Youth Day as an annual event and a way to reach out to the next generation of Catholics to rejuvenate the church and spread its teachings.

World Youth Day Sydney 2008 starts recruitment campaign online (World Youth Day 2008 25/5/06)

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29 May 2006