6 Nov

Glasgow 2014 Looking For Volunteers

Glasgow 2014 Volunteers

The search for Glasgow 2014 volunteers has begun. After the success of the volunteer scheme at the Olympics, Commonwealth organisers are looking to enlist 15,000 people who can assist both competitors and spectators at the Games.

Nearly a quarter of adults in Scotland have expressed an interest in volunteering, according to research carried out by Axiom. Their survey was taken by 903 people and showed that about one in six (17%) described themselves as 'fairly interested' and 7% 'very interested' in volunteering. A volunteer centre is now open and people can apply online in January with interviews for the positions taking place next year.

Valerie Mitchell from the Games organising committee said: "We are very encouraged by this survey as it shows there is an appetite among people in Scotland to go out and volunteer. But while this is positive news, there is no complacency on our part that we will get the numbers we require.

"We would urge people to visit the website and register their interest now and hope that they begin to think about how they could be involved to help make a success of the biggest sporting and cultural event ever to come to Scotland."

For more information visit the Glasgow 2014 website.