Do you have what it takes to make the 2012 Olympics a success?

There is just one week to go until applications for the London 2012 Games Maker volunteer programme close, so if you want to help make the Olympic and Paralympic sailing competition a success apply now!

70,000 Games Maker volunteers will help make the game happen for thousands of athletes around the world, and the sailing competition in Weymouth and Portland, Dorset need up to 700 volunteers.

You have until midnight on Wednesday 27 October 2010 to put forward your application to be a Games Maker sailing volunteer.

Whether checking accreditation, managing the media or assisting on the water as a Sport Specific volunteer, perhaps as a boat driver or recording information, you will be right at the heart of the action, welcoming the world and representing the very best of the UK’s sailing community.

Olympian Sarah Webb is backing the call for volunteers, “As an Olympian, I have always noticed the pride the volunteers take in helping athletes and coaches with all the small details of living and competing away from home.

“It is really important if you are preparing to go out and perform at your best that you are free to concentrate and focus on giving your best. The volunteer team helps make that possible through the transport they sort out, the help they offer at the Athlete’s Village and behind the scenes at the sporting venues.”

If you think you’ve got what it takes to make the 2012 Games truly great, then visit, work out where you might make the biggest difference and apply!