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Volunteer in Focus – Brett Akpan

Games Maker Brett Akpan and Seb Coe

What’s your occupation?

I’m a student.

Where do you live?

In Sheffield.

Are people in Sheffield excited about Glasgow 2014?

Yes, people are buzzing about another major sporting event in the UK!

Have you volunteered before?


What’s your best volunteering memory?

London 2012, without a doubt.

What have you learned from volunteering?

It's great to meet new people from all over the world and it gives you a new perspective on a lot of things.

Are you planning to volunteer at Glasgow 2014?


If so, what are you most looking forward to?

I'm looking forward to meeting people from all over the world and being in a great vibrant city watching a fantastic sporting event.

How would you give the friendliest welcome to people at the Games?

A great smile and a hello, and asking how they are and if there is anything we can do to help.

Which sports star would you most like to see at the Games?

Jessica Ennis or Mo Farah.

What venue would you most like to be stationed at as a volunteer?

Hampden Park.

What sporting competition are you most looking forward to at the Games?

The Track and Field events.

In one sentence, why should people volunteer at Glasgow 2014?

It's a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to throw yourself in there, learn new skills, meet new people and have fun!

Apply now to volunteer at Glasgow 2014.

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