TODAY is the last chance to apply to be part of Scotland's largest sporting extravaganza.

Applications to be one of up to 15,000 volun- teers at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games close at midnight.

Organisers are urging potential volunteers to complete the form and pledge their last-minute interest in being part of the Games.

Valerie Mitchell, head of Games workforce at Glasgow 2014, said: "This is the only opportunity to sign up as a volunteer and it is a fantastic opportunity to sign up to be part of the Games."

The majority of volunteer roles are open to applicants without any previous experience and all their training will be provided.

As reported in the Evening Times, recruiters are looking for friendly, welcoming people dedicated to making the Games a success.

Around one third of roles are specialist, for example medical or sport-specific roles, require applicants with qualifications.

All applicants need to be 16 or older, eligible to work in the UK and available for at least eight days between July 23 and August 3, next year.

They also be able to come to Glasgow for an interview, training and uniform collection ahead of the Games.

The application form should take around half an hour and requires the applicant to provide personal details, information about skills and experience, availability and their preference of functional area.

Applicants need their passport, driving licence or birth certificate for the online form.

Councillor Archie Graham, executive mem- ber for the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow City Council, said the volunteers will "do us proud" and added: "I would encourage everyone interested to submit their application now."

For more details, visit www.glasgow volunteer