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SEA Games volunteers step forward

More than a third of 15,000 vacancies filled; tasks include venue support, medical services

Published on Feb 16, 2014 7:51 AM

More than a third of the 15,000 volunteers needed for the 2015 SEA Games - the first time in more than two decades that Singapore is hosting the event - have already signed up to help run the biennial sporting extravaganza.

Yesterday, 600 more stepped forward at a launch party at Gardens by the Bay for the June 5-16 Games next year.

More than 9,000 athletes and officials will be at the multi-sport event, to be played out at over 30 venues, including the $1.3 billion Sports Hub which is due for completion in two months' time.

Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong said: "Our volunteers are crucial in organising the Games, and creating good experiences for Singaporeans and our guests.

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