Applications Open For Glasgow 2014

Over 2000 people have applied to be a volunteer for next years Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Applications only opened this morning. 

15,000 helpers will be needed for the games.

Prospective volunteers have until February 28 to apply for a role, the majority of which require no previous experience. 

Applicants must be aged 16 or over, be eligible to work in the UK and must be available for at least eight days during the Games between July 23 and August 3 2014.

Organisers said they are looking for some people with specific skills such as medical training and specific sports knowledge.

Sports Minister Shona Robison said: ``Volunteers will be the life blood of the games, helping to create the atmosphere, energy and enthusiasm that drives success. 

``From presidents, to spectators, to athletes, our volunteers will welcome people from all over the world to Glasgow and to Scotland. 

``If you've got a new year's resolution to try new things and help other people - why not sign up to volunteer at the Commonwealth Games next year.''