Kent Olympic Volunteers Needed

There is just a month left for anyone wanting to apply to be a Games Time Kent Greeter and be part of the Olympic experience in Kent this summer.

Visit Kent is looking for 250 volunteers who will be on hand during Games related events and celebrations to provide support and advice to residents and visitors to the county from July 17 to September 9.

The Greeters will also play an essential role along the route of the Torch Relay, including the special events and overnight stops at Dover and Maidstone, and at key transport hubs such as Dover, Ebbsfleet and Sevenoaks during the Olympics and Paralympics.

The only requirements are that you must be over 18 years old, with an overriding enthusiasm for the Games, the county and meeting new people. No specific skills or qualifications are needed and you will get full training.

In return for giving their time for free, Games Time Kent Greeters will get free travel and refreshments for volunteering shifts, a free official 2012 uniform and backpack, and a souvenir 2012 pin badge.

Sandra Matthews-Marsh, chief executive at Visit Kent, said: "This is a tremendous opportunity to play a significant role in the greatest sporting spectacular in the world – helping Kent people and our visitors capture all the excitement of the Games.

"Our Games Time Kent Greeters will be our frontline ambassadors welcoming our guests from across the world. They will be helping our visitors have such a memorable and enjoyable experience that they will want to return to Kent in years to come and will recommend the Garden of England as a great destination to all their friends and families.”

You can apply online by clicking here.

Applications close at the end of the month.

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