Volunteers from Strathearn are being asked to play their part in making the 2014 Commonwealth Games a success.
The organising committee launched its search for up to 15,000 volunteers this week with the official opening of the Volunteer Centre. Glasgow 2014 is on the hunt across Scotland for the friendliest faces and asking them to register their interest now at www.glasgow2014.com/volunteer ahead of applications opening in mid-January.
Lord Smith, chair of Glasgow 2014, said: “One of my lasting memories of attending the London 2012 Olympics is the immense contribution made by the Games Makers and now we are looking to find up to 15,000 people of our own to help deliver a successful Commonwealth Games here in Scotland”.
Not all of the roles will be high-profile or in the front line and many might be away from the athletes. They are all, however, crucial to making sure the Games run smoothly.
Some will include welcoming athletes at the airport or at the athletes’ village, helping behind the scenes or directing people at the venues.
There will also be specialist roles that need previous experience or qualifications in sport or first aid.
But the vast majority of roles just need friendly people who are committed to helping make this the best show that Scotland has ever seen.
All volunteers are required to be 16 or over when application opens in mid-January, be eligible to work in the UK and must be available for at least eight unforgettable days during the Games themselves between July 23 and August 3 in 2014.
More information is available from the contact centre for Glasgow 2014 on 030 3333 2014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org