With assessment sessions for London 2012 volunteers already taking place the race has already started to take part in the games as a volunteer. Taking part in a major sporting event as a volunteer really helps you to get involved and feel part of the experience. Thousands of volunteers contributed to the successful Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002 with many saying it had made a positive change in their lives. Whether you can offer a specific skill or want to offer the services of your time, you could be taking part in the opening ceremony, helping in the Athletes village or helping upgrade your community. There is a huge number of ways to be involved and help. Please click here to read more on volunteering for the games.