Volunteering an "unforgettable" experience

Registrations open for Comm Games

Volunteering an "unforgettable" experience

Registrations are now open for anyone wanting to volunteer at next year's Commonwealth Games.

There are 15,000 positions available but organisers are expecting to have to sort through tens of thousands of applications, with more than 35,000 people expressing interest even before the official registrations opened.

Former Titans player and volunteer organiser for the Gold Coast games Mat Rogers said it's an amazing opportunity, and some lucky volunteers will even catch a glimpse of the action.

"We've got 18 competition venues where we will have volunteers but we also have six non-competion venues...so not every role will be on the field watching games but there are certainly roles that will be."

Positions available include meeters and greeters, medical staff and drivers.

Mr Rogers says you don't have to be a huge sports fan, but you do have to be passionate about the Gold Coast, Queensland and Australia "so when all our visitors come they feel welcome and they're welcomed by happy, smiling faces and they want to come back."

Commonwealth Games chairman Peter Beattie said even though there was no pay involved it would be an unforgettable experience.

"What you get personally is being part of the biggest event in Queensland's history and if you're someone who's looking at building a good CV it would be a great thing to put on the bottom," he said.

You can click here to register.