Countdown

Well, you've got one week before applications close to be a volunteer at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

And you've got one month to put in an application to 'donate yourself' to a local charity through Vodafone's World of Difference programme. If you're one of the lucky 500 chosen, you'll get to spend two months with the charity and get some money to do it too. Placements will start in March 2011.

If you can't wait until then to start volunteering, why not find something now by popping in your postcode in the search box at the top right hand corner of the page.