LOCOG begins notifying London 2012 Games Makers
The London 2012 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has begun the next phase of its Games Maker programme by offering candidates volunteer roles at next year’s Olympic Games.
10,000 applicants are in the process of being notified that, subject to required security checks, they have been selected as a London 2012 Games Maker.
Applicants who have attended a Games Maker interview but have yet to receive the email should continue to check their inboxes regularly, as LOCOG will continue making offers until the end of April 2012.
Up to 70,000 volunteers will be needed when the London 2012 Olympic Games gets underway in July 2012, with interviews continuing until the end of March next year.
Conditional offers will continue to be made to prospective volunteers throughout and after this interviewing process, with applicants yet to be interviewed having every chance of selection for the Games Maker programme.
‘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,’ said LOCOG Chairman Sebastian Coe. ‘Beginning to make offers of roles… marks the next stage of the Games Maker programme to put the best possible team together to welcome the world next summer.
‘Given the numbers of people involved, conditional offers will be made in several stages and with interviews set to continue until the end of March 2012, there is still plenty of time for applications to progress. I wish everyone who offered us their time the best of luck with their application and encourage them to keep checking their email for updates.’
Successful Games Maker applicants have two weeks to respond to the conditional offer from LOCOG, to allow the organising committee time to conduct relevant background checks.
Unsuccessful applicants will start being notified in November 2011, with over 100,000 people due to be interviewed for the 70,000 Games Maker roles over the course of the programme.
‘I would like to congratulate all those who have been offered Games Maker roles,’ said Hugh Robertson, Minister for the Olympics.
‘The competition for places has been intense with considerable numbers of high quality candidates putting their names forward. The Games Makers will be integral to the success of the Games and in particular the impression we make upon the global sports family.’
For more information on the Games Maker programme, visit www.London2012.com.