It's all about the games

It's getting closer.....we're a little bit nearer to the 2012 games.

This Monday saw the launch of the interviews for the Games Maker roles. Helen, our Chief Executive went along to the preview event where along with other lucky people involved in volunteering got to listen first hand to what's next. Here's what she found out:

- 100,000 people best suited to the 70,000 volunteer roles on offer will be invited to interviews

- interviews will be carried out over 14 months in centres across the UK

- over 300 people a day will go along to an event which include taking in an exhibition about Olympic and Paralympic volunteering as well as a 30 minute interview.

- 40% of applicants will be volunteering for the first time.

They're hoping to encourage the potential Games Makers to get volunteering and  be more involved in their communities before they become a Games Maker....so if you're going for an interview as a Gamer Maker and reading this - Hello - we can help you find the perfect volunteering opportunity. Type in your postcode and find something near to you.

Remember, it's too late now to sign up to volunteer as a Games Maker. There's lots of other ways to volunteer - just take a look at the 'Get started' section on our website.