THE SEARCH to find more than 13,000 volunteers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has picked up pace.
There are now less than two weeks left for those people who are hoping to become part of the ‘Commonwealth Collective’ to apply.
The application process opened in June and thousands of people from the West Midlands and further afield have already applied to become part of the community of passionate people who will play a vital role in delivering the Games in just under a year’s time.
Organisers are looking for a dedicated and dynamic group that will reflect the diversity of the West Midlands as well as the modern Commonwealth.
Laura Easton, Volunteering Special Project Lead from Birmingham 2022, said: “We have had an amazing response from people who want to be a volunteer at Birmingham 2022 and we would like to thank every single person that has applied so far.
“There are now just two weeks left before the deadline on August 17 so I would encourage anyone who has been thinking of applying to get that application in so that they don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of special team of passionate and dedicated people who will help us to deliver the best ever Commonwealth Games.”
The volunteers that join the Commonwealth Collective will be the public faces of Birmingham 2022 and represent the heart and soul of the Games experience for athletes, officials, spectators and a global audience of over one billion. The Games is the largest sporting and cultural event ever to be held in the West Midlands and the biggest in the UK for a decade.
The majority of volunteer roles do not need any formal experience or qualifications, with full training provided. Roles include drivers, first aiders, meet and greeters, venue preppers, kit carriers, courtside assistants, and everything in between to help the Games run smoothly and create a unique experience right across the region.
The 13,000 volunteers who form the Commonwealth Collective will receive approximately 250,000 hours of training and complete one million hours of volunteer time.
Applicants must be aged 18 by January 1, 2022 and can select preferred areas of interest which include Event Services, Accreditation, Transport, Sport and Media.
The 25,000 shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview at the Volunteer Selection Centre between September and December 2021, which will be held at the Library of Birmingham. Successful volunteers will be notified with a role offer from January.
To apply to volunteer and find out more about the Commonwealth Collective, visit www.birmingham2022.com/volunteering.