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Volunteer in Focus – Jed Just

Jed Just

Where do you live?

I'm from Chester, but I'm currently studying at Lancaster University!

Are students at Lancaster University excited about Glasgow 2014?

There are a couple of people who I know at university who have applied to volunteer as well. I think after such an incredible year of sport in 2012, people have great expectations for Glasgow and I'm sure they'll be met!

Is this the first time you’ve volunteered?

I've worked on other volunteering projects in the past, but this is the first time I've applied for something as exciting as this!

What have you learnt from volunteering and do you have any advice for people joining in for the first time?

You'll be surprised how great an experience you can have – it's one of the most rewarding things you can do. My advice would be to always keep a positive attitude!

If you could have been a volunteer at any event in history, which would you pick and why?

London 2012. It brought the UK together and it was, without a doubt, one of the best things I've ever witnessed. Here's to Glasgow 2014!

What are you most looking forward to about Glasgow 2014?

Watching a great variety of sporting competition back in the UK! Home crowds definitely make a difference!

Do you have a sporting hero?

I'm a huge fan of Tom Daley. I love diving and his career is astonishing – it goes to show what you can achieve at a young age if you really commit yourself. We need more young sporting heroes!

Which three Commonwealth sports stars would you invite to a dinner and why?

Liam Tancock, Jessica Ennis and Matthew Mitcham – three people from totally different backgrounds. I think that would make for a pretty interesting dinner… As long as I'm not cooking.

Which sporting competition do you most want to see at Glasgow 2014?

Men's 10m Diving. The precision required is mind-blowing. I have a lot of respect and admiration for the athletes who've mastered it.

Can you sum up what you think Glasgow 2014 will be like in three words?

Anticipated, inspiring and incredible.

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