Galal supports the Commonwealth Games campaign for Yafai volunteers
Looking for volunteers for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. 13,000 volunteers are being sought for the Birmingham 2022 Games.
Most volunteer roles require no formal experience or qualifications, along with full training. Roles include drivers, first aiders, meet and greeters, venue preppers, kit carriers, courtside assistants and everything in between, to help make games run smoothly and create a unique experience in the West Midlands.
The 13,000 volunteers, who will constitute the ‘Commonwealth Collective’, will receive approximately 250,000 hours of training and complete one million hours of volunteer time.
Applicants must be 18 as of 1 January 2022 and can select preferred areas of interest which include Event Services, Accreditation, Transportation, Sports and Media. A youth volunteer program for 14-17 year olds will begin recruiting in the autumn.
To mark the launch of volunteer applications, Galal YafaiThe Commonwealth Games gold medalist, took time off from her training for an Olympic qualification event to volunteer at the 5UP Community Boxing Gym in Handsworth, a project supported by the United by Birmingham 2022 Community Program.
West Midlands Mayor Andy Street said, “This is an incredible opportunity for residents of the West Midlands, and especially young people, to participate in the Commonwealth Games. We know that the Games have been a legacy for our region from generation to generation. There are going to be bars, so we should involve as many people as possible.
“Everyone who volunteers will be given extensive training, which will help them acquire critical skills to help them in their future job prospects. We are certainly using sports to serve voluntary roles as well as provide wider employment opportunities. “
Applications are now open to volunteer and join the Commonwealth Collective in Birmingham 2022. To apply and learn more, visit www.birmingham2022.com
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