HERE are some of Jimboomba’s Commonwealth Game volunteers who are excited to step into their roles in April.
Sophie Grewcoe is a workforce team member volunteer and will be based at the Coomera sports centre where netball and gymnastics are being held.
“I’m 26, I am a local and work at J1 Dental Care,” she said
“I am an official Gold Coast Commonwealth Games volunteer and I’m so excited.
“I have always wanted to be apart of a games experience ever since watching the 2000 Sydney Olympics as a child and as soon as it was announced that the Gold Coast would be holding the Comm Games I jumped at the opportunity.
“With less than six weeks to go and I can’t wait. Let the games begin.”
Eilish Whiting from Runcorn is a Games Shaper for the Gold Coast games.
“I’m working in the spectator services team at Carrara Stadium,” she said.
“As part of this role I’ll be helping spectators find their way around the venue, scanning tickets for entry and helping spectators have the best time possible.
“I volunteered for this because it’s a once in a lifetime experience.
“I’m looking forward to being part of the team and experiencing the Games, just like everybody else.”
Cedar Vale’s Carlie Ross is a fleet driver for the games.
“I had the opportunity and was encouraged to apply as I work at TAFE Queensland (one of the supporters of the games). I’m excited to be a part of it all and share the experience I have with my children, especially my 10-year-old who is a bit sports mad!,” she said.
Sandra Daley will be an Athletes Village volunteer.
“I was accepted to be a volunteer at the 2018 Games. I am very excited to be part of this wonderful event in the state I have resided in for the past 72 years. In preparing and doing the required courses, I have made a lovely friend and we will be travelling together and sharing this experience. As well as being an honour to serve the community it is definitely a once in a lifetime experience for me and I am extremely excited,” she said.
Melissa Bond is also volunteering at the games.
“I cannot wait to be a part of this moment in time, so grateful to have been chosen,” Ms Bond said.
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