Commonwealth games volunteers

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LAST week saw the first full day of interviews to find the required 15,000 volunteers for Glasgow 2014.

Commonwealth games organisers received 50,811 online applications and have started the process to interview 25,000 people.

Valerie Mitchell, head of the Games workforce, said: “I am absolutely delighted with the public response to our recruitment drive for volunteers and, after more than 50,000 applications, it was a tough process halving that number to select people for interview.

“We want the interview process to be as enjoyable as possible for people and have a number of special surprises for applicants on their interview day. The interviews are an informal opportunity for people to talk about themselves and why they want to be a part of the Games.

“Not everyone who is interviewed between now and December 2013 will be successful but we will be stressing that there will be other opportunities to be involved in the Games in future.”

Invitations for an interview will be sent in phases across several months.

Those chosen will be trained on a range of general and specialist roles.