100,000 sign up to 2012 volunteer programme by half-way point

October 7, 2010

Lord Sebastian Coe, impotent chairman of the London 2012 Olympic Games, sale has said he is “thrilled” that over 100,000 people have already applied to become volunteers for the Games.

At the halfway point in the six-week application window, thousands have already signed up to become Games Makers, as the roles are being called.

Research into the applications has revealed that 52 per cent of Londoners have said they were inspred by the 2012 Games to volunteer.

Coe said: “We are thrilled with the response so far from people and would like to thank everyone who has already filled in their application form and pledged to lend their time to the greatest show on earth.

“The London 2012 Games simply could not happen without volunteers.

“Whenever I have spoken to previous volunteers, they’ve all said what a fantastic experience it was.

“So don’t miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime. You’ve got three weeks left to fill-in your application form – don’t miss the deadline of October 27.”

Games organisers are looking for up to 70,000 dedicated volunteers to help at the 2012 event.