Last week, the Glasgow 2018 European Championships unveiled the first faces of Team 2018 who will be part of the 4000-strong volunteer team for this summer's key sporting event.. Momentum is really starting to build with less than 40 days until the Championships start and recruitment, collection of uniforms and training are almost complete.
As proud legal advisers for the Championships, Harper Macleod encouraged our people to put themselves forward, as we did for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, to volunteer. After successfully making it through the recruitment process, we will have six of our own team as part of Team 2018. Helping to make it a Championships to remember will be - Chloe Downs, Harleigh Muir, Gillian Sinnamon, Keni Carmichael, Kelly Sleight and Susan Breen.
Following the announcement we caught up with our six volunteers to find out why they wanted to become a volunteer and what they're most looking forward to.
Name: Chloe Downs
Why did you want to become a volunteer? I volunteered to be part of Glasgow 2018 because I think it’s a great opportunity to experience an event in my hometown which I think is a positive thing to do and I'm grateful for this chance to be part of something so big.
What are you looking forward to the most? The thing I'm most looking forward to is meeting and interacting with new people whilst being able to experience and be part of Glasgow 2018.
Name: Harleigh Muir
Why did you want to become a volunteer? I really wanted to experience all aspects of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and to provide support/assistance behind the scenes and to athletes and spectators alike. It's great to have a chance to play my part in supporting an event which will be viewed by worldwide audiences.
What are you looking forward to the most? I'm most looking forward to meeting all the other volunteers and working with new people to provide support to spectators. Hopefully I can assist in the smooth-running of events and gain some new experience and skills from being a volunteer.
Name: Gillian Sinnamon
Why did you want to become a volunteer? I wanted to volunteer again as I thoroughly enjoyed my experience as a volunteer at Glasgow 2014.
What are you looking forward to the most? I'm working in a totally different role this time so I'm looking forward to the challenge!
Name: Susan Breen
Why did you want to become a volunteer? I applied to be a volunteer for Glasgow 2018 as I enjoyed my experience volunteering at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 so much! It's great meeting new people and being part of a large team behind the scenes. Volunteering is one of the best things I have ever done which I do on a regular basis for a local charity
What are you looking forward to the most? I am looking forward to my role as a Federations Relations Team Member. It is an incredible opportunity and privilege to help with the smooth running and success of Glasgow 2018. I'm looking forward to welcoming the athletes and visitors from a variety of countries, sharing my knowledge and skills, developing new ones and of course having fun!
Name: Keni Carmichael
Why did you want to become a volunteer? I applied for a volunteering role with Glasgow 2018 as I am keen to, not only experience a brand new and unique event, but also be right in the thick of the action.
What are you looking forward to the most? I am particularly excited to be assisting the international media in their interviews with athletes and, rather than just being in the audience or watching on television as I was for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014, I will be on hand to witness the competition up-close and help broadcast it across the world!
Name: Kelly Sleight
Why did you want to become a volunteer? I remember the buzz around the city for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014 and the great volunteering experience that both my mum and brother had when they volunteered at those Games.
What are you looking forward to the most? I'm excited to be volunteering at the Velodrome and being a part of a new sporting event taking place in Glasgow for the first time
You can find the full story of the Glasgow 2018 Volunteer announcement here and you can also see Olympian Rebecca Adlington help unveil the 2018 team uniforms here. Also make sure you don't miss out on the action and celebrations this summer by getting your tickets online here.
In addition, our Senior Solicitor Craig Daniels, is on full time secondment to the Glasgow 2018 in-house legal team and you can find out the latest behind the scenes news in preparation to making the Championships enjoyable & seamless for all spectators this summer here.