Up to 70,000 Volunteers Planned for London 2012

14 Jul 2010 By IPC

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee (LOCOG) has recently announced the biggest post-war volunteer recruitment campaign in the United Kingdom for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

LOCOG has said that they have plans to recruit up to 70,000 volunteers, who will be known as “Games Makers”. The recruitment is aimed to find those dedicated and inspirational people representative of the diversity of London and the United Kingdom to apply for a wide variety of roles.

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

Seb Coe, Chairperson of LOCOG, said that the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games needs brilliant volunteers to help deliver a great event.

“Our volunteers will be called Games Makers to reflect the important role they will play in staging the 2012 Games,” he said. “The programme to find our Games Makers will launch on 27 July 2010 and I urge anyone who is interested to come to our website from that day onwards to find out everything they need to know about volunteering in 2012.”

Pre-identified applicants for specialist roles can apply from 27 July 2010 onwards. Applications for generalist roles will open on 15 September 2010.