SOCHI, Russia - When it takes more than $50 billion to pull off the Winter Olympics, you can bet it will take thousands of people too.
There are more than 25,000 volunteers in the Olypmic Park and mountain venues.
Most are from Russia and we're told most have likely never volunteered before; at least, not the way we think of it.
Talking to some Russian natives, we're told they are very generous to each other, but they rarely volunteer in a massive organized way like they are here.
NewsChannel 5 spoke to one volunteer who told us through a translator he is proud to help for free.