Do you have what it takes to be a London 2012 volunteer? Have you got what it takes to be a Games Maker? London 2012 announces plans to recruit passionate and inspirational volunteers for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
maximises the benefits of its volunteering programme.
Brendan Barber General Secretary TUC, said: “Volunteers embody the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as much as the athletes. A Games-time volunteer experience will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. The TUC is delighted to work with London 2012 to make sure that these Games are great for volunteers, paid workers, competitors and spectators alike.”
For information on volunteering roles and the application process, please visit http://www.london2012.com/volunteering
Images from the Volunteering vision announcement will be available via this link from 1pm on Friday 9 July. http://mm.gettyimages.com/mm/nicePath/locog?nav=pr138751117
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1,200 McDonald's restaurants across the UK will carry promotional information on the volunteering programme, as will the Museums Libraries and Archives service who will also offer access to PCs and the Internet.
McDonald's currently employees 80,000 people across the UK and each year invests over £30millilion in training this workforce. McDonald's gained recognition by the Great Places to Work in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 and has also been in The Times Top 100 of Graduate Employers for ten consecutive years. The company has been ranked as one of Britain's Top employers to be granted awarding body status and is currently one of the UK's biggest providers of Apprenticeships.
The idea Games Maker was created by McCann Worldgroup, the official Marketing Services Provider for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. They are also responsible for developing and executing the fully integrated advertising campaign.
The Life-Time UK Alliance brings together a number of key volunteering agencies, under the leadership of Volunteering England, to harness existing networks and resources to strengthen volunteering in the UK through London 2012. The Alliance partners are Greater London Volunteering, Media Trust, TimeBank, v, Volunteer Development Scotland, Volunteering England, Volunteer Now, YouthNet, Wales Council for Voluntary Action.
As it heads towards its £2bn budget for staging the Olympic and Paralympic Games, LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners - adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters – Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are eighteen domestic TierThree Suppliers and Providers – Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, GSK, Gymnova, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, Next, The Nielsen Company, Populous, Ticketmaster and Trident.
There is now one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games Partner, Sainsbury’s.
The Worldwide Olympic Partners signed up for London 2012 are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos Origin, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Samsung and Visa.