London 2012 to recruit 70,000 volunteers to become ‘Games Makers’

It’s a hefty press release, but the top line is thus: If you want to be one of 70,000 eager volunteers at the Olympic Games, you can apply from 15th September.

From the press release:

There are two types of Games Maker roles, specialists in areas such as medical services, sport or press operations and generalists, with roles ranging from spectator assistants, uniform distributors and ticket checking.

It will apparently be the biggest volunteer effort in the UK since the War.

A special volunteers section of the London 2012 website will be live from 27th July.

Boris explains a bit more:

Volunteering for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, on home soil, is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity.  It is the great people of this country, with their warm welcome and ‘can-do’ attitude, on whom the success of our Games will depend.  So my message is simple: whether you have a specific skill to offer or simply bags of enthusiasm to get stuck in and lend a hand, be it volunteering in one of the fantastic 2012 Games venues or helping us on the streets of our city – your Games need you!

Have you got what it takes to be a Games Maker? | July 2010 | London 2012.

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