Volunteer opportunities at Football World Cup!

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The local organising committee of the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa has launched a campaign for 15,000 volunteers to assist at the mammoth month–long event.

The local organising committee of the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa has launched a campaign for 15, 000 volunteers to assist at the mammoth month–long event. People from across the world can apply online, starting on Monday 27 July, to volunteer at the first World Cup on the African continent, the 2010 local organising committee (LOC) announced in Johannesburg. In South Africa, prospective volunteers without internet access would also be able to apply through venues in the nine host cities. Volunteers are crucial to the smooth running of every major event and volunteer opportunities will include such roles as ushering people to their seats, to assisting the media and foreign language speakers, welcoming people at the airport and driving guests around. Volunteering offered people a chance to be involved in " South Africa and Africa's once–in–a–lifetime opportunity of hosting the world's biggest sporting event, " say the Local Organising Committee. Volunteers must be 18–years or older on 1 March 2010 and have a good command of the English language. Applications close on 31 August 2009, after which candidates will be interviewed, either by telephone or in person.

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