Volunteers Sign to Glasgow

Over 20,000 people have recently expressed their interest in making history as volunteers at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Since 5 November 2012, people have been registering online, over the phone or by visiting the Volunteer Centre in Glasgow’s Merchant City in droves.

Many who signed up were from Glasgow, but others were from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Stirling and as far away as London.

“We are delighted with the response,” said Valerie Mitchell, head of games workforce for Glasgow 2014. “It is great so many people are willing to help make the Games happen. Those who have expressed interest come from every walk of life. We have people who work, students and others who have retired, but they all want to give up their time for the Games.”

Retired teacher and London 2012 Olympic Games volunteer, Ronnie McGowan said: “It was a wonderfully enriching experience. London 2012 set the bar, but Glasgow 2014 can leap over it.”

Personal trainer and London 2012 Paralympic volunteer, Gary Goldie said: “It was great to sample the atmosphere at the Paralympics. Now I’m looking to get involved again for Glasgow 2014 and want to help the event in any way I can.”

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