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How to Apply as a Volunteer at The London Olympics

The general public will, as of 08:00am Wednesday 15th September, be able to sign up to volunteer and work at the London Olympics in 2012.

Olympics organisers will recruit up to 70,000 volunteers in the UK’s largest post-war volunteer recruitment campaign.

Volunteer roles that are available range from ticket inspectors to uniform distributors.

Volunteers can apply for the positions up until 27th October.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games said the volunteers are to be known as the “Games Makers”, because they will “make the games happen”.

“We want the best team players in the UK to apply, people who show the same qualities as our athletes including dedication, focus and grace under pressure,” said Locog chairman, Sebastian Coe.

London Mayor Boris Johnson said Olympic volunteers have “a vital role to play in ensuring every visitor has the time of their lives”.

A day’s volunteering will last 8 hours and all applicants must agree to work a minimum of 10 days at the London Olympics or Paralympics, or a minimum of 20 days to work at both. Volunteers will receive a uniform for them to keep, meal vouchers and free public transport throughout London for the duration of the Olympic games.

Locog said that 8,000 applications have already been received, close to half of the number of specialists required.

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  1. anne tzinieris on Wednesday 15, 2010

    interrested in being a volenteer.

  2. Dave on Wednesday 15, 2010

    Hi Anne,

    Unfortunately applications to become a volunteer at the London Olympics closed on 27th October.