Been inspired by the London 2012 Games to volunteer?
There were plenty of opportunities for people from all walks of life to take part in volunteering; many available locally. People were advised that they could make use of existing skills or offer services in an entirely different way.
Among the opportunities linked to the Torch Relay, which would make its way around the UK from 18 May 2012 to the Opening Ceremony on 27 July 2012, schools and community groups would have the chance to “animate the route,” while there would be other opportunities for performers to contribute to evening shows at the overnight stops. A link was provided to the latest volunteering opportunities.
RELAYS (Regional Educational Legacy in Arts and Youth Sport) always had a busy programme of activities happening across the region – in sport, culture or business – and help and support would always be appreciated. There were opportunities to help to organise, run or support activities at an event; help to publicise a festival; or support a specific project. A link was provided to information on how to get involved.
Volunteering in Dorset - Weymouth & Portland Ambassadors
As Dorset would host the London 2012 sailing competition, the only complete event to take place outside the capital, Weymouth and Portland was looking for volunteers to help out at key locations in the area during Games-time. Hundreds of Weymouth and Portland Ambassadors were needed and training provided. Information was available at www.dorsetforyou.com/london2012
How about volunteering in your local community?
Lots of charities and sporting organisations were looking for volunteers to help them so people were invited to consider getting involved locally. Details from Volunteer Centre or visit www.southwestforum.org.uk/volunteering.
(Image: Launch of Weymouth and Portland Ambassador Programme, 17 June 2011)