Apply now to be a Games Maker volunteer

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The day has finally come! As of 8am this morning, people can apply online to volunteer in general roles at the Olympics and Paralympic Games.

If you're dedicated and passionate about volunteering don't miss out on this once in a  lifetime opportunity. 70,000 volunteers are needed to make the Games a success and two thirds of these are for general roles such as welcome desk staff, uniform distributors, drivers and ticket checking.

Don't forget, if you've got specialist skills such as sports and medical skills then you can apply to be a specialist volunteer. Find out if you've got what it takes to be a specialist volunteer here. Already 8,000 applications have been recieved to date.

The countdown has begun. You only have until midnight on Wednesday 27 October 2010 to apply online so what are you waiting for? Perhaps Eddie Izzard's jovial plea to volunteer might get you all fired up!