Some 70,000 volunteer
s are needed to help the Olympic and Paralympic Games run without any obstructions. That may sound like a lot, but with more than 7.5m people in London
alone, places are likely to go fast.
Key volunteer tasks at the Olympic and Paralympic Games will include helping out with spectator services, language
services (like translation
) and medical
London 2012 Board Member Jonathan Edwards said: "London 2012 volunteers will be the face of the Games – every role counts, from collecting tickets to welcoming athletes at the airport."
You may be one of specialist volunteers, who bring existing skills or qualifications to their role, such as sport or medical training, or one of general volunteers, who do not need specific skills or qualifications and will be given full training to volunteer in event
services, uniform distribution and Olympic Village operations. But anyhow if you want to participate at the Olympic Games
you have to speak English and one (or more) another language quite fluently.