And the first group of successful applicants has discovered exactly what role they will be playing at the international sporting event.
The name Clyde-siders was chosen by the Glasgow 2014 frontrunners, the pre-Games volunteers who conducted the volunteer interviews.
One of the first helpers to be named is Lindsay Barr, 66, from Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, who will be Quality Assurance Team Member for Results Technology at Commonwealth House.
He said: ""This is the biggest event Glasgow has hosted in my lifetime and I want to be part of something which showcases our city and allows me to share the thrills and excitement with my grandchildren.
"As a runner in my youth, I've always had a keen interest in athletics.
"I'm looking forward to world-class athletes competing on my doorstep and it will be inspiring to work alongside people from all over the Commonwealth with the common aim of being the best we can be."
Glasgow 2014 received a record-breaking 50,811 applications for around 15,000 volunteer roles.
Interviews for positions continue until December and successful applicants will be released in phases.
Lord Smith of Kelvin, chairman of Glasgow 2014, said: "Glasgow 2014 fully appreciates the time and commitment shown by all candidates who were selected for interview for what is Scotland's largest ever peacetime recruitment drive.
"The Clyde-siders, as our volunteers are to be known, will be the friendly faces of the Games, the first point of contact for many people, and are bound to inject their personalities into the event."