It's not too late to get involved with the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The volunteer programme Host City Glasgow, a project led by Glasgow Life, is accepting applications from now until May 9.

Host City Volunteers are not the Glasgow 2014 Clydesiders, but are instead a team of "meeters and greeters" who'll provide the warmest of welcomes for newcomers to Glasgow.

Volunteers will be dotted around the city's hotspots, cultural hubs and sporting venues, there to assist the thousands of visitors making their way around the city.

Participants will have the opportunity to play an active part in helping in the success of the Games and showcasing their city.

You don't need to have had any previous experience to apply as full training will be given: all you need is a smile and a positive attitude.

Helping out at the Games could be a great addition to your CV as well as an incredible experience.

The roles are open to anyone over 16 who can commit to a minimum of four shifts, for up to five hours a shift, between July 23 and August 3.

How to join up:

When? Before May 9.

How? Either go here or meet up with the Host City team as they work their way around Glasgow. Come along for more information, a chat, or sign up right there and then.


Thursday April 17: Riverside Museum from 11am till 5pm.

Tuesday April 22: Maryhill library (10am-12noon), Knightswood Community Centre (1-4pm).

Wednesday April 23: Milton library (9am12noon), Royston library (2-5pm).

Thursday April 24: Cranhill Beacon (10am-1pm), Glasgow Club Drumoyne (2-5pm).

Friday April 25: Castlemilk Community Centre (9am-12noon) Pollok Civic Realm (1-4pm).

The small print?

You must have turned 16 years old by January 1 2014

You must be eligible to volunteer in the UK

You must be available to volunteer during July 23 and August 3 2014 for a minimum of four shifts of up to five hours per shift

You must live, work, study or volunteer in Glasgow.