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Deadline approaching for Rugby League World Cup volunteers
10:18am Tuesday 7th August 2012 in News
AS St Helens prepares to host one of the matches at the Rugby League World Cup, the deadline for volunteers to sign up has been announced as Friday, August 31.
There has been unprecedented demand for information on the volunteer roles and the organisers want to allow additional time for those who haven’t put their names forward, to get involved.
Langtree Park will host the Australia v Fiji match on November 2, 2013.
Operations Director for the World Cup, John Dutton said: “The feel good factor from London 2012 has been huge and without a doubt the Games Makers are real stars. We want to ensure that people who have missed out on the Olympic and Paralympic Games or who have been unable to volunteer are given a chance to do so for the next global sporting event in their home town or city.”
In September everyone who has registered will receive an application pack containing details of the 18 unique volunteer roles. The pack will also outline the process and the benefits package available to successful volunteers.
To be a volunteer you must be over the age of 18 as at midnight on July 1 2013. Applications are open to under 18s for special field of play opportunities. Anyone interested in volunteering can either email firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively call 0844 887 1750 for details of how to apply.
Councillor Barrie Grunewald, Deputy Leader of St Helens Council said: “I am sure that anyone who volunteers for the rugby world cup will get a tremendous amount out of it and one they will never forget.”