23 Sep 2011
Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
is looking for over 2,000 young people from recognised
organisations such as Get Set network schools and colleges, youth
or sports clubs, and community and volunteering groups to volunteer
at Games time.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young people to get
involved in the greatest show on earth next summer while learning
new skills, gaining experience and making new friends.
Because we want to make sure that Young Games Makers have a
fantastic experience, and they are well cared for throughout their
volunteer journey, we are asking for team leaders, such as
teachers, coaches or youth leaders to apply for a role on behalf of
their team of young volunteers. Does this sound like
Can you put forward a team that...
…is made up of young people aged between 16 and 18 years
Young Games Makers must be aged 16 or over on 1 July 2012
and under 18 on 1 January 2012. Team leaders and reserve team
leaders must be aged 18 or over on 1 January 2012.
…reflects our volunteering values?
All our Young Games Makers and team leaders should be
inspirational, open, respectful, distinctive, team-focused, and
have a 'can do' attitude.
…includes team leaders and a secondary team
Each team will need a primary team leader and a secondary team
leader to be responsible for them. Team sizes range from role to
role and can vary between two and 18 young people, with on average,
a team leader on board for every 10 young people.
…can be available for a minimum of three training days as
well as shifts during the Games?
Young Games Maker teams will need to attend a half-day selection
event and at least three days of training, collect uniforms and
accreditation (identity) cards, and volunteer for about four days
during the Games.
…is eligible to volunteer in the UK?
All volunteers must be eligible to volunteer in the UK according
to UK immigration laws. Find out more
…has the skills/experience necessary to carry out their
Each role will require different skills and/or experience, and we
need to make sure that volunteers are well-matched to their
…is diverse and inclusive?
Young Games Makers should come from a diverse range of communities
and backgrounds. We value and embrace diversity - be it age,
disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and belief or sexual
If you can answer yes to all of the above, then we want to hear
from you. The application period runs from 22 September to 31
October 2011 so go to www.london2012.com/young-games-maker to find
out more about the roles on offer and what we are looking
We look forward to receiving your application!