First wave of Olympic volunteers selected

Applicants for voluntary jobs at the 2012 Olympics are beginning to find out if they have been successful.

Emails have been sent to 10,000 candidates this week, letting them know which role they have been selected for.

Those who are interested in playing a role in the Olympics still have an opportunity to get involved, as interviews will continue until March 2012. Guardian.co.uk reports that more confirmation emails are set to be sent out every month until then.

Those chosen to volunteer at the Olympics are not only likely to view some top quality sporting events, but should also boost their chances of securing one of the permanent jobs London may have on offer.

Lord Sebastian Coe, who is chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), told BBC News about his excitement at the amount of applications received.

He said: “It has been a privilege for my team to meet and interview so many enthusiastic and dedicated people from right across the UK who would like to volunteer with us and make the Games a success for athletes, media and spectators alike.

“Beginning to make offers of roles this week marks the next stage of the Games Maker programme to put the best possible team together to welcome the world next summer.”

by Joe Elvin on September 22, 2011

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