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A total of 67 999 people from 170 countries have applied to become a volunteers for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, with a strong foreign response led by Nigeria, the United States, Brazil, Zimbabwe and Italy.
With an average 1 500 applications a day pouring in from around the world, the organisers expect the volunteer applications for the 2010 Fifa World Cup to break the 50 000 mark by the 31 August deadline - surpassing the 48 167 received for Germany 2006.
Just days after opening its 2010 Fifa World Cup volunteer programme, South Africa has received more than 11 000 volunteer applications from the country, the continent and the rest of the world.
South Africa's police reservist (volunteer) service has approximately 30 000 active members and is expected to grow to 80 000 by 2009 with an additional budget of R260-million.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation and 46664 campaign have launched a booklet to help volunteers in the fight against HIV/Aids.