Volunteering at the Games
More than 3500 people volunteer each year to help deliver Europe's largest annual youth sports event. The opportunity of becoming part of this exciting and special team is not to be missed!
Without the efforts of GamesForce, the London Youth Games volunteer team, we could not make the London Youth Games a truly unique experience for the 100,000 competitors who take part in over 30 sports.
In 2012, nearly 500 GamesForce volunteers helped across the London Youth Games. 80 school and community competitions were hosted over 25 event days, which involved youngsters aged 7-18 from 33 London Borough teams and around 1,000 schools.
That is why we are offering you the opportunity to get involved. GamesForce offers opportunities for all individuals aged 14+ to help support the delivery of high quality sporting events for the young people of London. If you are 14 or 15 click on GamesForce Teams or GamesForce Xtra, otherwise...keep reading.
Benefit from a range of exciting opportunities:
- Gain qualifications and training in officiating, media, sports and events
- Take on a leadership role to become a platinum volunteer or team leader
- Log your volunteering hours and get recognised
- Volunteer at your local events with GamesForce Xtra
- Get the chance to meet Olympians who participated in the London Youth Games
- Explore career opportunities and get a reference letter on request
- You will be provided with a uniform, lunch and travel expenses
Volunteering can add so much to your life with the skills and opportunities you can gain, and London Youth Games is definitely no exception to this - with a range of roles, sports and much more to get involved in from officiating and team coaching to liasing with teams and delivering the event itself.
Watch the video below of our GamesForce Volunteer of the Year speaking about her volunteering experience at the 2011 Games.
This is a great opportunity to be involved in multi-sport events, particularly after London has just hosted a fantastic Olympic and Paralympic Games. Use your passion for sport to make a real difference to grass roots sport in the capital and volunteer with GamesForce.
To find out more about GamesForce explore the website and have a look at what GamesForce got up to at London Youth Games 2011 under 'Case Studies' on the left.
To become a member of GamesForce 2013 register online under 'Join Us' on the left hand side or download a form on the right hand side.
If you have any questions, download our volunteer FAQs document (right hand side of the page).