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BBC Blue Peter Olympic Tour are looking for volunteers!



Saturday 9 June at Levengrove Park, Dumbarton

Hitting the road in May 2012, the Blue Peter’s Olympic Tour is an exciting opportunity for CBBC fans to get up close and personal with one of their favourite programmes. Blue Peter and BBC Learning are producing a nine location tour taking place every Saturday for nine weeks. The tour will follow the route of the Olympic Torch Relay generating excitement about the Olympic Games along the way.

Blue Peter, presented by Barney Harwood and Helen Skelton will broadcast a 30 minute Olympic special for BBC Two & CBBC live from each location at 9am. After the show has gone live, the set will open to host up to five thousand children and their families. Different zones will include a history area, a sports report area, a sports science area and a traditional sports day area. The event will be a perfect opportunity for children and their families to learn about the sports and the athletes that make up the Olympics. We want to encourage children of all abilities to join in the sporting activities at our events, including the ‘UK Athletics’ National award scheme, the hands on exhibits from our university partners  and our fun Sports Day activities including family favourites: The egg and spoon race, the bean bag in a bucket race and the three legged race.

Join the Team

BBC Learning is looking to recruit a team of smiley, enthusiastic event volunteers, keen to help out and get stuck into the action and support the main events team.  Volunteers must be aged 18 or over. Roles on the day will involve helping in the different event areas mentioned above, including assisting the partners we have on site, such as UK Athletics and universities, working with the public at the entrance to our events, managing queues and distributing resources, answering queries from the public and maintaining and keeping the various interactive areas in order.

You may want to have a go at the activities on offer too! You will gain valuable experience helping out on a large-scale event and meet a diverse CBBC audience.


All staff helping at the event will need to be on site early in the morning for a safety briefing and be able to work all day (Exact times to be confirmed) If you are not local to the event area the team can arrange reasonable local travel arrangements for the Saturday morning.


The BBC cannot pay you to volunteer at the event, however we can reimburse you for ‘out of pocket’ expenses. This includes reasonable local travelling expenses (a return bus/tube/tram/rail fare) and lunch will be provided on the day. We cannot pay mileage or petrol. We can pay for reasonable parking expenses on production of a receipt. A valid ticket or receipt (or a photocopy of the ticket where a return ticket is needed to get home) should be presented by the volunteer to claim any expenses.

Personal Disclosure Form

Volunteers don’t need to be CRB checked but will be asked to sign a standard personal disclosure form used by the BBC.

This will be a rewarding and fun opportunity but you’ll be on your feet all day and in all weathers, so be prepared to get stuck in and keep smiling.

Contact:  or with a note of your telephone number and we will give you a call.

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