Some 14,000 volunteers are set to begin their training for the Commonwealth Games next month.
More than 41,000 applied for roles ahead of this summer’s Games to be held at multiple venues in Birmingham.
Training will be taking place at the Birmingham Metropolitan College where volunteers will be assigned their roles varying from drivers, first aiders, meet and greeters, venue ‘preppers’ and many more.
Emma Dunn, a Commonwealth Games volunteer, said: “I think this is an amazing opportunity and I can’t believe I’ve actually been lucky enough to be selected for the role.
“The interview process started around August 2021, it showed me how many people I was up against to be picked.
“They offered the part to me in February 2022, I was given the role of a CGA assistant (a Commonwealth Games association assistant) and it meant that I was going to be providing support to the members of the 72 CGAs. Some days I will even be assisting with day-to-day planning, operations and facilitating communications across their venues.”
The Birmingham Commonwealth Games website states: “The dedication and hard work of our volunteers will be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.”
As the Commonwealth Games reveal their volunteers’ uniform, Miss Dunn said: “I think it’s great that it was designed by students from Birmingham, it adds more of a personal touch and I’m quite excited for it to come.”
The games are set to begin on July 28th and tickets can still be bought using the link below.