Channel News Asia reports with over a year to go before the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics begin, about 12,000 volunteers have signed up so far and organizers are confident they will meet their target of 20,000 volunteers. The youngest volunteer is a 13-year old.
Starting in September the volunteers will begin a series of practical lessons and online modules covering topics such as safety measures and the history of the Olympics.
They will then be sent to help out in areas such as marketing and logistics.
The organizing commitee is hold a Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Volunteers Day on Saturday.
The 2010 Youth Games is taking place August 14-26, 2010.