Julia Dorrington from the University of Warwick’s The Boar on why volunteering at the games is such a satisfying experience:
It’s over a year since I applied to be part of London 2012. I remember counting down the days from 200, going to interviews, training days, picking up my ‘Games-maker’ uniform, and finally it’s here. Wary of how I was dressed, (in the oh-so-wonderful, almost metallic red and purple Games-maker uniform) I left the house on Monday and hopped on a train that took me to directly outside the park.
The transport information volunteers were already keenly positioned to guide officials, athletes, games makers and members of the public to exactly where they wanted to go. Security flowed smoothly and I found myself in the vast Olympic park. As we were walking in for the first technical rehearsal for the opening ceremony, there were workers everywhere placing the last details, working right up until the 11th hour.
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