The search for up to 15,000
volunteers for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will start on
Monday, 14 January 2013 when applications open.
From 0700 on Monday, people have
the opportunity to become a part of history with Glasgow 2014
needing the biggest peace-time deployment of volunteers for a
common cause Scotland has ever seen.
Applicants have just under seven
weeks to go to www.glasgow2014.com/volunteer and complete their
online form with a final closing date of Thursday, 28 February.
No previous experience is necessary
for the majority of roles with the emphasis on finding people who
are friendly, welcoming and dedicated to making the Games a
Those suited to more specialist
roles can list their skills on the form while there is a wide range
of general opportunities in areas such as Transport, Spectator
Services and Sport Competition.
All applications will be reviewed
at the end of the process with around 25,000 successful applicants
then invited for informal interviews from April 2013 onwards.
Around 1,000 interviews a week will take place at the purpose-built
Volunteer Centre until the end of the year.
The contribution of the Games
Makers during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was
widely recognised as a positive and Glasgow 2014 will be seeking
its own volunteers to help deliver the largest sporting and
cultural event ever hosted in Scotland.
Applicants need to be 16 or older
to apply, be eligible to work in the UK and must be available for
at least eight days during the Games themselves between 23 July and
3 August in 2014 as well as to come to Glasgow for an interview,
training and uniform collection ahead of the Games.
David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014
Chief Executive, said:
"The volunteers will be at the
heart of an unforgettable Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the
huge enthusiasm of those who have taken to social media to express
their excitement and interest to volunteer has been
"The opening of applications on
Monday is a landmark moment for us and there is just under seven
weeks to apply online. If you need help to take this huge
opportunity to be part of the Games you can come into the Volunteer
Centre here in Glasgow, telephone the contact centre or visit any
library in Scotland who can assist.
"There is no need for people to
have volunteered before. We have a wide range of general roles
available as well as specialist positions and we have always
emphasised that what matters most is a smiling face, a winning
attitude and friendly banter - qualities I know Scotland and
Glasgow will deliver in abundance."