Inspiration and Legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Project - Katie Jackson
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    Inspiration and Legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Project - Katie Jackson Inspiration and Legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Project - Katie Jackson Presentation Transcript

    • Inspiration and Legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Project The story so far… Katie Jackson
    • By the end of this workshop you’ll know: • What opportunities are available around the 2012 Games • An easy way to harness the enthusiasm around the 2012 Games and stand out from the crowd
    • People are already inspired240,000 people applied to be a Games MakerOnly 70,000 places68,000 people who will be rejected are new to volunteering
    • How can you get involved?Selection events across the UKWeymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy: • 6th – 21st MarchWorking with LOCOG to promoting Do-it at the selection events
    • Do-it: The National Volunteering Database 536,000 registered volunteers 1.4 million opportunities to volunteer 52,000 opportunities applied for each month 130,000 unique visitors each month
    • Volunteering England Supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering Influencing policy that affects volunteering Members helpline for expert advice on individual issues Quality accreditation for Volunteer Centres
    • What else is happening?• Cultural Olympiad activities• Environmental efforts• Torch Relay• Host City programs• London Ambassadors program• Training venues, camps and warm up events• Open weekend
    • Stand out from the crowdAs large numbers of people will be directed to www.do-it.org because they are inspired by the Games,maintaining this Games theme is one of the best waysto capture their interestDo this by creating a Game inspired volunteeringopportunity
    • Defining opportunitiesIt is likely to BENEFIT your local community now and/or in the future.It is an opportunity that CELEBRATES the 2012 Games.A DEMONSTRABLE link with the 2012 Games between either theopportunity or the organisation can be seen in the description.It is a practical EXPRESSION of the Olympic values such as friendship,courage, determination, excellence, equality, respect and inspiration.
    • Opportunities that fit1. Which of these opportunities fit the Games inspired volunteer opportunity definitions?2. Which opportunities do not fit and why?
    • Demonstrating inspirationWriting descriptions to show Games inspirationHow can we make the previous “no fit” examples“fit”?
    • Original opportunityKeen Gardeners neededWe’re looking for people to pitch in at our one day gardeningextravaganza! Volunteers will be helping to clear a two milestretch of the canal towpath. By giving us just a few hours ofyour time, you will help to make this area safer and moreattractive for the community to enjoy.
    • Inspired opportunityKeen Gardeners neededWe’re looking for people to pitch in at our one day gardeningextravaganza! Volunteers will be helping to clear a two milestretch of the canal towpath. By giving us just a few hours of yourtime, you will help to make this area safer and more attractive forthe community to enjoy.As the Olympic Park is close by, your hard work will ensure thatvisitors to this area in the summer of 2012 experience thiscommunity at it’s best.
    • Inspired opportunityKeen Gardeners neededWe’re looking for people to pitch in at our one day gardeningextravaganza! Volunteers will be helping to clear a two milestretch of the canal towpath. By giving us just a few hours ofyour time, you will help to make this area safer and moreattractive for the community to enjoy.We will pair experienced gardeners with novices, helpingpromote Olympic values of friendship and inspiration. The daywill end with a medal ceremony, showcasing individuals whohave learnt from their experienced team mates.
    • Is it just rebranding?• NO! Volunteering opportunities should not be incorrectly advertised, just to use the Games as leverage• Think of the volunteer’s journey and the reputation of your organisation• Genuine opportunities inspired by the Games may appeal to new volunteers, especially those people who are inspired by the Games to volunteer for the first time
    • Real examples • Quilts for London • Orchard Olympics • Inter-generational Archery
    • Further supportTo recruit volunteers for your Games inspired ops Contact your local Volunteer CentreTo recruit directly on Do-it, contact YouthNet at partnerships@youthnet.org