London 2012 organisers are set to recruit 70,000 volunteers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games – the biggest voluntary recruitment drive since the Second World War.
The volunteers, known as Games Makers, will be split into specialist (medical, anti-doping, sport or press operations) and generalist (spectator assistants, uniform distributors and ticket checking) roles. There will also be up to 1,500 roles for young unpaid workers under the age of 18.
The volunteers will be selected and trained by fast-food giant McDonalds.
Seb Coe, Chair of London 2012 said: “London 2012 needs brilliant volunteers to help us deliver a great Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“Our volunteers will be called Games Makers to reflect the important role they will play in staging the 2012 Games.”
Lord Coe added: “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.
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