Olympic Torch Relay - Volunteers Required
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Date: 16th May 2012
Olympic Torch Relay - Sunday 24 June 2012
The Olympic Torch will be passing through Stockport on Sunday 24 June 2012 between 8:30-10am.
8,000 inspirational people will carry the Olympic Flame on its 70 day journey across the UK. Nominated by someone they know, they will inspire millions of people that are watching the Torch Relay in their community, in the UK and worldwide.
You can be part of Stockport’s celebrations to welcome the Flame to the town by supporting a local Torchbearer and the celebration events. Stockport will host 15 Torchbearers, each carrying the Flame approximately 300m.
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals or pairs who are excited about the Olympic Torch Relay visiting Stockport and want to play their part in welcoming the Flame/Convoy to the borough.
Your role as a volunteer marshal will be to wait with a Torchbearer at their designated location on the route and make sure they are prepared for their moment to shine.
All Marshals will meet at approximately 7am at a location to be confirmed and will be finished by 10am.
There will be 3 activity hubs along the route where volunteers are needed to set up equipment, marshal, give information to members of the public, line the route and support people to participate in the activities on offer. You will be required between the following times:
Mersey Square- Family Fun Day, 7:30am – 2:00pm (breaks will be included)
Stockport College– Boxing demonstration & Pantonic all Stars Steel Band 7:00am – 9:30am
Stockport School– Sport competitions, 7:30am – 12:30pm (breaks will be included)
You are aged 16 or over (or with a responsible adult in a pair)
You have good communication skills
You honour your commitments
You are punctual
You are sociable and approachable
You have an interest in sport, physical activity, art, culture and community events
If you would like to be involved in this once in a lifetime opportunity please email your expression of interest to email@example.com and title your email ‘Volunteer Torch Relay’ by Friday 25 May 2012
In your email please state which of the following you would like to volunteer for:
· Mersey Square
· Stockport College
· Stockport School
· Any option
Please include your name and a contact number.
We look forward to hearing from you.