Volunteers, and especially the amazing Games Makers, have been credited by London 2012, the IOC, athletes and visitors as being responsible for making the Olympic and Paralympic Games such as success.
Volunteers in the region
In the West Midlands Coventry Ambassadors, who manned the streets and stations to provide a “London 2012’ welcome to visitors in the city, the hundreds of volunteers who lined the streets to welcome the Olympic Flame and the Birmingham volunteers who looked after the likes of Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay at Pre-Games Training Camps, have all played a vital role in ensuring the success of the Games right here.
Many of these people found the volunteering experience so rewarding they are now planning to continue volunteering in their own community. If you have been inspired by them, and the difference they made, why don’t you volunteer here in the region too.
If you are looking for sports related opportunities you the best place to look is www.sportmakers.co.uk which is the official London 2012 volunteering legacy programme. The first port of call for all other volunteering opportunities is www.do-it.org.uk
In Birmingham you can also visit www.birminghamourgames.co.uk, where volunteering opportunities for large-scale events held in the city will be promoted.
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