Interviews for the Games Maker programme, which is looking for 70,000 volunteers to work at next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, began at London’s ExCeL Centre last month.
Organisers hope to interview an estimated 2,000 people at the WPNSA between now and 20 March 2011 out of a total of around 100,000 candidates across the UK.
Chris Holmes, LOCOG Director of Paralympic Integration, launched the regional recruitment programme and said: ‘We are looking for the best team players to volunteer and that’s why we are interviewing right across the UK to find the people who will be the faces of the Games.
‘Our team will be finding out if the applicants have got what it takes to be a Games Maker and are willing to go beyond their personal best to help us stage a great Olympic and Paralympic Games. The interview process is a huge undertaking but vitally important to find the right people for the success of the 2012 Games.’
The interviews at WPNSA, which is the venue for next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Sailing competitions, will be conducted by 130 volunteers who have all been fully trained by LOCOG.
The WPNSA is one of eight regional centres where the interviews will be conducted until the middle of August. The others are in Salford, Belfast, Glasgow, Gateshead, Cardiff, Coventry and Plymouth. Interviews will take place in London until the end of March next year.
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