Events to be held to find the faces of the 2012 Games

Olympic organiser Locog has announced that it will be holding a series of Games Maker selection events, to ‘find the faces’ of the London 2012 Games.

Nine volunteer selection centres will be set up at event venues across the UK over the next few months. Each event will comprise an exhibition about what is involved in Olympic and Paralympic volunteering, and a 30-minute interview.

It is estimated that more than 300 people a day will attend one of the selection events being run over the next 14 months. The successful candidates will be appointed later in the year, with training expected to commence in February 2012.

Locog chair Sebastian Coe told Event Magazine: “The Games Maker volunteers will be the faces of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and it is crucial that we recruit the best team players in the UK.”

“Our team will be finding out if the applicants have got what it takes to be a Games Maker and that they 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 London 2012 Games,” he added.