By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Both Brazilians and foreigners can now register as volunteers for the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Registration opened on the Brazilian National Day of the Volunteer, Thursday August 28th, and will remain open until November 15th.

“The Volunteer Program of the Rio 2016 Games will reflect Brazilian diversity; of talents, cultures, ages and interests," President of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, Carlos Arthur Nuzman said in a prepared statement.

"All of this diversity will be added to the [thousands] of people who will come to Brazil for a greater . . .

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