The search to find 13,000 volunteers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has begun. Applications to join the ‘Commonwealth Collective’ are open, a community of passionate people to help deliver the Games which will take place in just over a year’s time.
The volunteers that join the Commonwealth Collective will be the public faces of Birmingham 2022 and represent the heart and soul of the Games experience for athletes, officials, spectators and a global audience of over one billion. The Games is the largest sporting and cultural event ever to be held in the West Midlands and the biggest in the UK for a decade.
The majority of volunteer roles don’t need any formal experience or qualifications, with full training provided. Roles include drivers, first aiders, meet & greeters, venue preppers, kit carriers, courtside assistants, and everything in between to help keep the Games running smoothly, right across the region.
The 13,000 volunteers who form the Commonwealth Collective will receive 250,000 hours of training and complete one million volunteer hours. Applicants must be 18+ and can select preferred areas of interest which include: Event Services, Accreditation, Logistics, Transport, Sport or Media.
Five-time Paralympic swimming champion and Birmingham 2022 board member, Ellie Simmonds, said:
“Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Commonwealth Games, the unsung heroes that allow us as athletes to succeed. Volunteering at WASUP was a fantastic way for me to give back to my local community in Walsall and I hope it inspires others to do the same. Volunteering at Birmingham 2022 will be a unique opportunity to contribute to the community and experience a home Games, so I’d encourage people of the West Midlands to submit an application.”
Apply now to be a volunteer at Birmingham 2022 and join the Commonwealth Collective. To apply and find out more, visit www.birmingham2022.com/volunteering.