Sport fan Elliot volunteers at Commonwealth Games

Former National Star student and sport fan Elliot had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to volunteer at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Elliot, who left college this summer, spent four shifts working with the front of house team, welcoming visitors, directing them onto the site and helping them find the exits as they left. Elliot was also able to watch some of the sports in action, including badminton, weightlifting, boxing and athletics.

‘It was a fantastic new experience, and it was good to be part of the team,’ said Elliot. ‘I loved the uniform and felt proud to represent the Commonwealth Games. I’m a very sporty guy – I love sport, and it will look very good on my CV.’

Elliot had the opportunity to volunteer at the event after he attended an interview with his keyworker last year. Elliot has now moved back home and hopes to continue to gain the workplace experience that will enable him to find a job.

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