Hey Guys this is an update on my steps to volunteer at 2012,
I am over the moon to tell you all that the other week I received a letter congratulating me on getting through the selection process and being accepted as a Games Maker for 2012.
At the interview they asked lots of questions about what I had done to help others and volunteering I had done before. You dont realize how volunteering with different projects over time can all mount up when someone is writing it down. Im sure its helped me to be accepted on the team. A big thank you goes out to the volunteers coordinator at Edge Hill as without her posting it on her Facebook group i don’t think i would have noticed it.
The team I have been selected to help with is the Technology team. Kind of good considering I am doing a computing course. I will be helping at the BMX and Basket Ball. at the Velodrome.
My roles will include:
- Helping the Venue Technology Manager coordinate the implementation and operation of technology services at the venue
- Coordinating technology tours of the venue for interested parties such as partners, the Olympic/Paralympic Family and future Host Cities.
- Carrying out administrative tasks and simple installations.
Next stage is orientation training in February looking forward to it
speak to you all soon Chris.
Hello all as you all know the Olympic games are coming to London in 2012. I have decided that this would be an excellent opportunity to get involved in a once in a life time experience. I applied in November last year to become a Games Maker.
On Tuesday 28th March 2011 I received an email stating that I had been selected for an in-person interview. Out of 250,000 applicants only 100,000 people were successful in being interviewed. This is a real achievement for me. My selection event was in Manchester at the Digital World Centre on Wednesday 13th April 2011 at 5pm.
The event was extremely well organised in to set areas and we were given a leaflet at the first point, Registration, explaining the process. I then had my passport checked to confirm my identity and was given a blue wristband. I then continued to the next desk where my passport was photocopied and my photo taken (for my ID if I was eventually successful as a Games Maker). After this I was sent to the display area where I met some other hopeful applicants.
We then went into the cinema room and sat down and watched a short film and messages from Lord Sebastian Coe and Eddie Izzard. We then continued to the interview Pods for a 30 minute interview.
I was in Pod 13 The questions were basic and I was really happy with my answers. As quickly as it started it was over and I was shown out to the message board and shop. I signed the board with ‘Good Luck Team Gb for your Olympic games’.
I will find out my fate of being an Olympic volunteer in October or November 2011and if I am accepted there will be a series of training and testing events. If successful I look forward to representing Edge Hill University by helping at the Olympics next year.