Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Volunteers for South Africa oversubscribed and top the charts.

You can no longer volunteer your help for the 2010 World Cup as the cut off date for getting your email in was Monday night, so if you didn´t register, you missed the boat.

However, nearly 70,000 people from 170 different countries didn´t miss the boat as the final number of applicants to volunteer was 67,999.

Of all the people that volunteered, the country, outside of South Africa, with the highest number of applicants was Nigeria with 750. Next on the list was the United States with 554 closely followed by Brazil with 489.

The number of people that applied also puts Germany in the shade who only received 48,167 requests to volunteer for the World Cup in 2006.

If you have registered to volunteer you are on the list and now the organising committee are going to screen all the applicants and then start the interviews in December, via telephone, for all overseas applicants that were successful in the first phase.