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Posted by David Hughes on September 23, 2010 at 10:07 AM

Local MP, Alan Keen is supporting the London 2012 Olympic Games Maker Volunteer programme and is urging his constituents to sign up to volunteer.

Alan Keen is calling on residents who are dedicated to and passionate about the Olympics to apply to the London 2012 Games Maker Volunteering Programme and be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The success of the London 2012 Games will depend on a diverse group of up to 70,000 dedicated and brilliant volunteers. Two thirds of the total number of roles are generalist volunteer positions which include welcome desk staff, ticket checkers, costume assistants, drivers and event stewards.

Applications for generalist roles opened at 8am on 15 September 2010. Having carefully considered over the summer whether volunteering for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is for them, people now have until midnight on Wednesday 27 October 2010 to apply on line at

Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG, said:

“Volunteering with us will be challenging but the rewards are life-long as our London 2012 Games Makers will literally make history happen. We want the best team players in the UK to apply, people who show the same qualities as our athletes including dedication, focus and grace under pressure.

“Whatever your role, you will help welcome the world and show what the UK has to offer. If you have what it takes to be a London Games Maker, apply now!”

Alan Keen MP said:

“This is a great opportunity for Hounslow residents to be part of the world’s biggest sporting event and experience firsthand the unique atmosphere created by the Olympic and Paralympic Games. With such a vital role to play in ensuring the smooth running of the Games, and the enjoyment of athletes and spectators, we are looking for volunteers who will make London 2012 the best Olympics ever.”

“The Games Makers have a vital role to play in ensuring every visitor has the time of their lives and leaves feeling that they have really enjoyed their stay with us. Now is your time to make a difference by signing up to be a volunteer in 2012."

London 2012 Games Makers will need to be available to volunteer for a minimum of 10 days during either the Olympic Games or the Paralympic Games and for at least three days of training, which will be led and provided by the London 2012 Organising Committee.

All those applying from 8am on 15 September 2010 will need to be 18 years of age or over on 1 January 2012. LOCOG is especially keen to recruit disabled people to volunteer for the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games and will support disabled candidates through application, selection and as well as at Games-time.

The Young Games Maker programme for up to 1,500 volunteer roles for young people under the age of 18 will be unveiled in July 2011.

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