London Living meets the volunteers: part 2
We wanted to find out more about our city’s fantastic Olympics volunteers, so we asked them about what they have been up to. Our second interviewee is the lovely Diana Ruffels, 49, from Oxford, who has taken time off to take part in the Games and is staying with her niece for a few weeks in south London.
What is your usual job?
Until very recently, I worked for the NHS in Pharmacy.
Can you tell us what you are doing as an Olympics volunteer?
I’m an NOC (National Olympic Committee) Assistant, providing services to a designated country – my country is Lesotho, which is in Africa. This includes helping them with administration duties and driving them to their sporting venues.
What is your best experience or the coolest thing you have seen so far?
The best experience so far has been parading around the Olympic Stadium and getting the opportunity to see so many famous athletes all in one place. I was also lucky enough to see the Queen when she came to visit the village!
What would be your dream job at the Games?
I have the dream job – working in the Athletes Village.
What made you take time out of your everyday life to volunteer for the Games?
I applied because it’s a once in a life time opportunity to be involved – and I’m loving every minute.
Would you live in East Village after the Games?
Yes it would be really cool to stay in the housing that famous Olympic athletes have stayed in.