London 2017 runners

Selection Event Volunteer Role

Team London is working in partnership with London 2017 to deliver the Runners volunteering programme for the World ParaAthletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships during the summer of 2017.

Over 10,000 potential candidates will be interviewed to fill the 4,000 volunteering roles on offer during the Championships.

This Selection Event Volunteer role is crucial to the success of the programme and we are recruiting 650 volunteers to help support the selection process.

The Role:

The role will be responsible for welcoming volunteers, monitoring attendance, facilitating group activities and evaluating the candidates based on set criteria. There will then be a one-to-one interview where all volunteers will be asked about their volunteering experience and motivations. You will be responsible for making a fair judgement on a variety of criteria and assessing a candidate’s ability to lead a team. 

Key Skills:

We are looking for volunteers who have experience within a human resources and or a recruitment role and have a clear understanding of a fair and equal interview process. You should be a confident communicator who enjoys interviewing for a large scale major event.


The selection centre is based at The Crystal (One Siemens Brothers Way, Royal Victoria Docks, London, E16 1GB) and will operate from Wednesdays to Sundays.

All Selection Event Volunteers must complete a telephone interview, and if successful a training session and a minimum of five volunteering shifts throughout the interview process.

Key Dates:

  • Register your interest by: 27 November 2016
  • Telephone Interviews: 14 – 30 November 2016
  • Successful Notifications: From 24 November 2016
  • Training Days: 05, 06, 07 December from 10:00 – 12:30, 14:00 – 16:30 or 18:00 – 20:30

You will only need to be available for one session on any one of these dates.

Opening dates: Friday 09 December 2016 – Sunday 05 March 2017. The selection centre will close on 23 December 2016 and will reopen on 04 January 2017.


As a Selection Event Volunteer you will receive the following benefits:

  • Travel expenses between zones 1-6 for each shift
  • Subsistence and refreshments
  • A selection event t-shirt

If you would like to register your interest please complete this short application form.