Originally Posted by _Ed_
One of the people with the screens in case a weightlifter disclocates an arm perhaps?
Was surprised that there were volunteers there simply for that, but there you go.
From the London 2012 site:
Recruitment will start in 2010. We’ll recruit volunteers from across the UK – from a range of communities and backgrounds. Our recruitment process will be transparent, open and fair. Our goal is to select applicants who meet our criteria and who will bring passion, enthusiasm and energy to the Games. Previous volunteering experience is not necessary.
We’ll give each successful applicant a specific role, allowing them to contribute meaningfully to the Games. There will be two kinds of Games volunteer – specialist and generalist.
Specialist volunteers will have specific existing skills or qualifications that are needed for them to complete the role – for example, sport or medical training.
Generalist volunteers will not need any special skills or qualifications and will receive full training. They might be given roles in areas such as event services, uniform distribution and Village operations.
Have signed myself up on the site, let's see what happens...