Just ask: Solihull offers to help hopefuls land Games position - The Solihull Observer

Just ask: Solihull offers to help hopefuls land Games position

Correspondent 1st Jun, 2021   0

SOLIHULL Council is offering a helping hand to residents who wants to volunteer to help at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games but is daunted by the application process.

The council’s Contact Centre is on hand to help applicants find someone to support them – simply email [email protected] or call 0121 704 8001 from today, Tuesday, June 1.

The council’s community development team can also give you advice and information about applications – they’re on 07493 864780 or email [email protected].

For those who are unemployed or looking at volunteering as a route into employment, the council’s employment and skills team can help. Call 0121 704 8076 or email [email protected] from Thursday, June 3.

Solihull College is offering basic IT guidance and computer sessions 10am to 2pm on Thursday, June 3, Monday, June 7 or Monday, June 14 at the Woodlands Campus. Call 0121 678 7024 or email [email protected] to book a session.

If you live in North Solihull, are unemployed, need access to a computer or help with your application, The Colebridge Trust can also help. Email [email protected] or call 0121 448 0720 (option 1) to speak to the employment and skills team from Tuesday, June 1.

Solihull Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Tourism and Sport, Councillor Joe Tildesley, said: “Top athletes from 72 countries around the world will compete in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games next summer.

“This is obviously great news for sports fans but it doesn’t stop there.

“It’s also a great opportunity for local residents and businesses to benefit from tourism to the region, the cultural programme that supports the Games and of course the thousands of volunteer roles that need to be created. The NEC is one of the venues so this really is on our doorstep.”

To volunteer you’ll need to:

Be age 18+ from 1 Jan 2022

Volunteer from July 28 to August 8, committing to at least eight shifts

Be able to communicate in English or British Sign Language

Be eligible to volunteer in UK and participate in a security risk assessment so you will need ID such as a birth certificate, driving licence, in-date passport or UK Citizen Card

Accept the role and venue offered

Be able to attend required training

To sign up to the B2022 Commonwealth Games mailing list register


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