Excited to volunteer for London 2012Saturday 28 January 2012
I want to share a very good piece of personal news with you. I’ve been offered the chance to be "Games Maker" on the athletics team at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
I am thrilled with this opportunity and know it will be a once in-a-lifetime experience. You can bet I will be telling all my colleagues about the community and getting them to register their hours.
I applied for a volunteer position back in September 2010, almost two years before the Games. In April 2011, I was interviewed via phone.
I was surprised that most of the questions focused on my personality, rather than my background as an athlete. Eventually I did get why they were so interested my people skills and personality traits rather than my vocational skills and experience: at the end of the day, that’s what the Games are all about – forging new friendship and enjoying this festival of humanity.
I did not hear back from the organisers until this week. I am still waiting to know if I will get an opportunity to volunteer at the Olympic Games as well. I hope to get information from them shortly.
Have you been contacted? Or are you still waiting to get a role?
I wish you all the success. And do share it with the community when you hear from the Games Maker Team of the London 2012 Organising Committee.