Swansea 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships Volunteer Recruitment

Today (30th January 2014) marks just 200 days to go until the 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships - Swansea 2014 - the biggest para-athletics event ever to be held in Wales, begins. To mark this occasion the 'Champions' volunteering programme was launched at an event at Swansea University Sports Village. The event saw Paralympians and Swansea 2014 ambassadors, Aled Sion Davies MBE and Josie Pearson MBE join the Chair of the organising committee, Mr Paul Thorburn , in welcoming the first selection of volunteers to sign up to the programme. Championship organisers are looking to recruit up to 1000 volunteers from across Europe to help deliver the event, which is the first of its kind to be held in the UK. Applications opened today online at www.swansea2014.com and prospective 'Champions' have until March 30th to apply. This 'once in a lifetime' opportunity will see the 'Champions' deployed in a wide variety of roles from general volunteers assisting at venues to specialist roles including drivers, translators and media operatives. See more at www.swansea2014.com