GLASGOW Life has launched its volunteer recruitment for three major sporting events coming to the city.

Recruiting for the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Tollcross, the LGT World Men’s Curling Championship at the Emirates Arena and the UEFA Euro 2020 in Hampden, applicants can choose which event they’d like to be involved in and there are no limits to how many they can work at.

More than 1000 volunteers are expected to take part across the three events, with roles including welcoming spectators as well as athletes, providing support to fans and hosting. Applications open on July 22nd and close on the 25th August.

Mary Crearie, 52 from Balornock, first volunteered in 2014 as a Clydesider. She has since volunteered at the World Gymnastics Championships, the Athletic Championships, and at the Synchronised Swimming competitions among others.

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“I volunteered to build my CV,” she said.

“Volunteering is so good for learning new skills. For people who maybe live alone, its great to get out and mix with other people and build your confidence.

“It’s good to promote Glasgow and Scotland and show off the friendliness we have here.

“I really do love volunteering. It’s just so good to get involved.”

As well as being great for meeting friends, volunteering is also something you can do with friends or family.

Sandra Wilson, 57 and her partner Bobby Wilson, both from Carntyne, volunteer together and would recommend volunteering to anyone.

She said: “The rewards you get from volunteering will outweigh anything else.

“You get your own fair share of stories to tell. During Glasgow 2014 I had to patiently explain to a group of Rugby 7s players that Sauchiehall Street was not, in fact, pronounced ‘Sausage Roll Street’.

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“Things like that will always keep you laughing and smiling.

“Volunteers are a happy bunch and the happiness spreads to everyone you meet.”

Bobby added: “Being born and bred in the East End, I’m fiercely proud of my city and I am always keen to promote Glasgow no matter where I am in the world.

“We’ve come so far and made such a name for ourselves in recent history – and these major events are the perfect opportunity to show off!”

Bailie Norman MacLeod, Board Member of Glasgow Life, said: “Our city is one of the top five sporting cities in the world and this accolade has been achieved with the support of the thousands of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who engage with major sporting events every single year.

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“We also regularly top the tables when it comes to being one of the friendliest cities in the world, which won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has experienced the warm Glasgow welcome at any sporting event in recent years.

“Our volunteers provide the first hello and last goodbye to event spectators, and they always ensure everyone leaves with a smile on their face.

“The next three major sporting events in the city are set to be huge successes and I’d encourage anyone interested in volunteering to get involved!”