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Volunteer Interviews for 2012 Olympics at Warwick

At a Glance
Date: Tuesday 21 June to Monday 8 August 2011
Time: Monday to Sunday: 9.00am to 5pm,
apart from Thursdays 11.00am to 7.00pm
Location: Desso Hall, Sports Centre
Accommodation: LOCOG staff will stay in Arden House
Car Parking Carparking: Interviewees will be advised to park in car-park 6

Interviews to select thousands of volunteers for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place at Warwick for seven weeks over the summer.

Staff from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) will be based at Warwick from Wednesday 22 June to Monday 8 August 2011, with around 10,000 volunteers expected to attend interviews over the seven week period.

Interviews will take place in the Desso Hall in the Sports Centre, with around 200 interviews taking place each day for a range of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games volunteer roles.

These interviews are the second stage in the process to be a London 2012 volunteer. In September 2010 the public were invited to apply to become part of the London 2012 Games Maker programme. 250,000 people applied and LOCOG is now selecting an estimated 100,000 people to attend a face-to-face interview for up to 70,000 Games time roles.

Warwick is the seventh of eight venues across the UK to host volunteer selection events.

In addition to providing a base for Selection Event interviews this year, the University will be involved in the Olympics next year. The University has been confirmed as an official training venue for the Olympic football tournament and as we hear more news about the development, we will let you know.

Warwick's Director of Physical Education and Sport, Terry Monnington, said: "It's a fantastic honour for the University to be one of the recruitment venues to select Games Makers for the London 2012 Games. The Games Makers will be crucial to the success of London 2012 and will be the outward face of the Games, so recruiting the right volunteers is key."

12 LOCOG staff members will be based at Warwick throughout the seven week period. In addition, a large number of selection event volunteers will help with the interviews each day.

The LOCOG recruitment event will coincide with a number of other events on campus, including the University's Summer Degree Congregation and Teach First's Summer Institute.

If you have any questions about the LOCOG recruitment event, please contact Carolyn Quinney at who is working with LOCOG on the event. Please be aware the Games Maker application window closed last October, so if you have applied to be a Games Maker please logon to the Games Maker zone to check the status of your application.

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