London 2012 Games: Volunteer interviews held in Belfast

The selection process for official London 2012 Games volunteers gets underway in Belfast on Wednesday.

Over the next five days a total of 900 people will be interviewed for roles, at both the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

People are needed to take part in all levels of the Games, from collecting tickets to directing people from the airport to the stadium.

It is the UK's biggest peace-time recruitment drive.

Chris Holmes, director of Paralympic Integration, is overseeing the recruitment process.

He said they want to make sure that their workforce is reflective of the whole of the UK.

"One of the ways I said I want to measure myself at the end of Games time is that we truly were able to deliver on our promise to make these everyone's Olympic Games, and everyone's Paralympic Games, and obviously having a volunteer workforce which is drawn from all parts of the UK is absolutely central to that," he said.

Most roles will be Games-time specific, but some will require volunteers to be available from spring 2012 for pre-Games preparation.

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