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Did you know there are lots of ways to be involved in Games-inspired activities locally even though applications to be a London 2012 Games-Maker have closed?

There are plenty of opportunities for people from all walks of life to take part in volunteering and many of them are on your own doorstep. You can make use of some of your existing skills or you could offer your services in an entirely different way.

Torch Relay

Among the opportunities linked to the Torch Relay, which will make its way around the UK from 18th May 2012 to the Opening Ceremony on 27th July 2012, schools and community groups will have the chance to “animate the route,” while there should be opportunities for performers to contribute to evening shows at the overnight stops. Find out about the latest volunteering opportunities here


RELAYS (Regional Educational Legacy in Arts and Youth Sport) always has a busy programme of activities happening across the region – in sport, culture or business – and your help and support would always be appreciated. You could help to organise, run or support activities at an event; help to publicise a festival; or support a specific project. Visit the RELAYS website for information on how to get involved.

Volunteering in Dorset – Weymouth & Portland Ambassadors
Be part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Dorset will host the London 2012 sailing competition, the only complete event to take place outside the capital. Games Makers will be recruited by LOCOG to help run the event, but Weymouth and Portland are also looking for volunteers to help out at key locations in the area during Games-time. Hundreds of Weymouth and Portland Ambassadors will be needed. Training is provided. To find out more, go to

How about volunteering in your local community?

There are lots of charities and sporting organisations that are looking for volunteers to help them so why not consider getting involved locally? Find details and contact your local Volunteer Centre or visit

(Image: Launch of Weymouth and Portland Ambassador Programme, 17 June 2011)