Games organisers launch volunteer search

Clyde - the 2014 Commonwealth Games mascotWith 18 months to go until the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games get under way, organisers have launched their hunt for volunteers to help out.

To help the games run smoothly, organisers are looking for 15,000 volunteers from across the country fulfilling a wide variety of roles.  There are opportunities for people with specific skills, such as medical training but for most of the roles you don’t need to have any previous experience.

These roles could be anything from assisting spectators in one of the games many venues, helping to co-ordinate the Games officials that will be travelling across the city or even supporting the athletes as they prepare to compete.

With the London 2012 Olympics fresh in the memory, organisers will be hoping that Glasgow’s volunteers can fill a similar role to the Games Makers in London.  Following the Olympics last year there were countless reports  of the way that the Games Makers shared their enthusiasm, welcomed people to London and helped make the event one to remember.

I have a couple of friends who volunteered and said they wouldn’t have missed the experience for the world.  It was hard work but incredibly rewarding and there was a real buzz.  I’m sure it will be the same next year in Glasgow.

If you want to find out more about volunteering or are interested in applying, you can get all of the information here

Applicants have just seven weeks to get their applications in. The online forms have to be submitted by 28 February.