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So i'm thinking of volunteering for Glasgow 2014 and was wondering (if i'm accepted) what to expect. So i know it isn't like Sochi 2014 where you get free accomadation, meals and travel. But what do you do? Anyone who has volunteered at Melbourne or New delhi or Beijing or London. Any help? Thanks

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So i'm thinking of volunteering for Glasgow 2014 and was wondering (if i'm accepted) what to expect. So i know it isn't like Sochi 2014 where you get free accomadation, meals and travel. But what do you do? Anyone who has volunteered at Melbourne or New delhi or Beijing or London. Any help? Thanks

In Sochi, volunteers will have free accommodation, but will pay for their travel to come in sochi (only local transportation is free) and meals are only provided when on duty.

If not, regarding your question, go for it ! All volunteering to any event is something unique in term of human experience !

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In London, there was a huge amount of local volunteers, indeed way more than needed. There was then a selection process. Not sure about Glasgow though.

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Wait for 2018 and Gold Coast!

I will definitely be volunteering for them but I can't wait 6 years. I feel like volunteering. Yeah i know flights aren't free.

What stuff do they do? Is it alot of physical work or just normal things like directing?

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Hey, I was a Games Maker during the Olympics and there were hundreds of different volunteering roles. Including Stewarding, Protocol, Accreditation, Uniform Distribution, Athlete Village Management, First Aid, Olympic Family Liason, NOC Assistants, Photography Runner, Admin, Media Liason you name it!

It depends on your experience and what you can bring to the role. At the time of applying I'm sure Glasgow 2014 will list a summary of roles and numbers of volunteers they are looking at recruiting. When you apply it may ask what areas you would like to work in / venues and how many days you can commit to.

I worked in the Event Services Team in the Common Domain (the bits in between the venues) of the Olympic Park. Basically it was stewarding, ticket scans, meet and greets, covering information point, handing out maps and taking thousands of photos for happy ticket holders!

With international volunteers I think (like London) they will do telephone interviews and cram in the training / accreditation / uniform collection when you arrive for the games.

I'm also applying for Glasgow and the Gold Coast in 2018. Drop me a line if you need any further info.

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U have to be a sex slave to your section leaders.

Hey, I was a Games Maker during the Olympics and there were hundreds of different volunteering roles. Including Stewarding, Protocol, Accreditation, Uniform Distribution, Athlete Village Management, First Aid, Olympic Family Liason, NOC Assistants, Photography Runner, Admin, Media Liason you name it!

It depends on your experience and what you can bring to the role. At the time of applying I'm sure Glasgow 2014 will list a summary of roles and numbers of volunteers they are looking at recruiting. When you apply it may ask what areas you would like to work in / venues and how many days you can commit to.

I worked in the Event Services Team in the Common Domain (the bits in between the venues) of the Olympic Park. Basically it was stewarding, ticket scans, meet and greets, covering information point, handing out maps and taking thousands of photos for happy ticket holders!

With international volunteers I think (like London) they will do telephone interviews and cram in the training / accreditation / uniform collection when you arrive for the games.

I'm also applying for Glasgow and the Gold Coast in 2018. Drop me a line if you need any further info.

Thanks heaps for all the Info!

However I have read up on the FAQ'S and how to be eligible and it says I need to be able to work in the UK which I currently am not able to. Plus they said I have to fly over there for the interview plus if successful i would have to fly again for training. The training would be able to be around the time of the games but the interview must be this year. I don't have the money to fly there twice round trips. Guess i'll wait for 2018 comm games or start learning my Portuguese for Rio 2016!

U have to be a sex slave to your section leaders.

:lol: had a good laugh at that one

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Search to start officially for 15,000 Glasgow 2014 volunteers

January 10 - The search for up to 15,000 volunteers for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is set to get underway when the application process officially opens on Monday (January 14).

Applicants have just under seven weeks to visit www.glasgow2014.com/volunteer to complete the online form from 0700 GMT on Monday, ahead of the closing date of February 28.

No previous experience is necessary for the majority of roles, and Glasgow 2014 has emphasised that it is focussing on finding people who are friendly, welcoming and dedicated to making the Games a success.

Those suited to more specialist roles can list their skills on the form, while there is a wide range of general opportunities in areas such as transport, spectator services and sport competition.

"The volunteers will be at the heart of an unforgettable Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the huge enthusiasm of those who have taken to social media to express their excitement and interest to volunteer has been overwhelming," said Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg.

"The opening of applications on Monday is a landmark moment for us and there is just under seven weeks to apply online.

"If you need help to take this huge opportunity to be part of the Games you can come into the Volunteer Centre here in Glasgow, telephone the contact centre or visit any library in Scotland who can assist."

All applications will be reviewed at the end of the process, and about 25,000 successful candidates will be invited for informal interviews from April 2013 onwards, with 1,000 interviews taking place each week at the purpose-built Volunteer Centre in Glasgow until the end of the year.

Applicants need to be 16 or older to apply, be eligible to work in the United Kingdom and must be available for at least eight days during the Games, taking place between July 23 and August 3 2014, as well as being able to come to Glasgow for an interview, training and uniform collection ahead of the event.

"There is no need for people to have volunteered before," continued Grevemberg.

"We have a wide range of general roles available, as well as specialist positions and we have always emphasised that what matters most is a smiling face, a winning attitude and friendly banter – qualities I know Scotland and Glasgow will deliver in abundance."

The contribution of the Games Makers during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was widely recognised as hugely positive and Glasgow 2014 is hoping its own volunteers will help make the largest sporting and cultural event ever hosted in Scotland a success.

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