At the halfway point in the six week application window for the London 2012 volunteering programme, over 100,000 people have applied to be a Games Maker volunteer.
Applications have been received from right across the UK and from all communities, including thousands from disabled people.
Research into applications has revealed that 52% of all applicants to date have said that London 2012 has inspired them to volunteer for the first time.
Applications will be open until midnight on the 27th October 2010, so there are three weeks left to apply.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is looking for up to 70,000 passionate and dedicated volunteers for the London 2012 Games. They will make the difference between a good and a great Games for thousands of athletes, media and spectators alike.
Sebastian Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee said: ‘We are thrilled with the response we’ve had so far from people and would like to thank everyone who has already filled in their application form and pledged to lend their time to the greatest show on earth.
‘The London 2012 Games simply could not happen without volunteers. Whenever I have spoken to previous volunteers, they’ve all said what a fantastic experience it was. So don’t miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime. You’ve got three weeks left to fill-in your application form – don’t miss the deadline of October 27.’
Full details on eligibility criteria, benefits of getting involved and the application form can be found at www.london2012.com/volunteering
Source: London 2012