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10,000 potential volunteers encouraged to log on as deadline approaches

Clyde by the Clyde with volunteer helpers

Over 10,000 people have been urged to log on and check their application forms or they could miss out on their chance to volunteer at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Whilst organisers are delighted with the response to the volunteering campaign, they are keen to ensure that people who haven’t fully completed their applications don’t miss out.

There are more than 10,000 applications on the online computer system which are currently live but incomplete.

Head of Games Workforce, Valerie Mitchell, said:

“We have been really pleased with the response we have had but there are people out there who have yet to fully complete the application process. It could be that they have started and meant to go back and haven’t done so just yet or they may think that by finishing the first section of the form means that they have applied.

“We have people on hand in our Volunteer Centre and Contact Centre and at libraries throughout the country to help if anyone needs it but just don’t want people to miss out. We have more than 10,000 applicants who have just started off the process and we would absolutely hate for them to be disappointed.”

All prospective volunteers have to do is log on to  www.glasgow2014.com/volunteer  where they can complete their online application form before the application deadline which is set for 23.59 on February 28.

To apply to go www.glasgow2014.com/volunteer

Note to Editors

1. The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving 71 teams of athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and takes place every four years. Glasgow 2014 will be the 20th Commonwealth Games and will be held from 23 July to 3 August. It will feature 17 sports in 11 days of competition with 261 medal events on show. The Games will play host to 4500 athletes and sell 1,000,000 tickets with the event aided by an army of up to 15,000 local volunteers. Glasgow 2014 Ltd is the official name for the Organising Committee tasked with delivering the Games in partnership with the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Commonwealth Games Scotland.

2. Glasgow 2014 family of official sponsors is Longines, SSE, Emirates, Harper Macleod, Search Consultancy, Ernst & Young, Atos, Dell, Toshiba TEC, A.G. Barr, NVT Group and RGS.

3. From their base in Scotland, International IT Services Company and Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Atos is providing the Games Management Systems (GMS) and Games Information Systems (GIS) for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, including the online portal which will handle the thousands of applications for up to 15,000 volunteer roles.  The recruitment and selection process and the journey that a successful applicant will go on are all managed through the Atos application.

4. A contact centre is available to provide advice and support to volunteers and potential volunteers through their involvement with Glasgow 2014 by telephone and email – 030 3333 2014 or contactus@glasgow2014.com. The OC have also created a drop-in Volunteer Centre in Glasgow where potential volunteers can drop in for advice and assistance. 5. Scotland’s 541 libraries are also geared up to help support people without computer access to fill in application forms.

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