The London 2012 organizing committee is coming to Russia to put Sochi volunteers through their own Olympics and select 100 candidates to take to Britain for next year's Summer Games.
A delegation headed by Andrew Newman, the head of the London 2012 volunteer scheme, will be in Sochi, host city of the 2014 Winter Games, from October 6-8, a Sochi 2014 spokesperson told RIA Novosti on Monday.
Three-hundred of Russia's best volunteers will be tested on basic skills such as English fluency, leadership, and understanding of the so-called Olympic values.
The top 100 volunteers will join the 70,000-strong force helping the athletes and visitors to the London Games next year, gaining expertise they are expected to transfer Sochi two years later.
The 200 volunteers not selected will receive training nonetheless.
A total of 26 volunteer centers across Russia will train 25,000 helpers to support the Sochi 2014 Games. A mass recruitment drive begins in February.
Volunteers will meet delegations at airports, work in hotels and media centers and assist athletes with their travel and possessions as well as helping coordinate anti-doping procedures.