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Games Volunteering Legacy - Caroline Cook


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Games Volunteering Legacy - Caroline Cook

  1. 1. Using the Games 2012 as a catalyst to encourage volunteering <br />Volunteering Legacy<br />Gamesmakers<br /><ul><li>Over 300,000 expressed an interest
  2. 2. 200,000 applied
  3. 3. 70,000 will be selected</li></li></ul><li>Games-inspired volunteering opportunities <br />Torch relay<br />Cultural olympiad<br />Relays<br />Pre-training camps<br />Local ambassadors/hosts<br />Volunteering in Dorset<br />Volunteer event stewards<br />
  4. 4. Torch Relay<br />95% of us within one hour’s journey on public transport of the Olympic Flame <br />Arrival: Friday 18 May 2012<br /> 70 days - likely 4 days in SW <br />More than half of those who carry the Flame will be between 12 and 24<br /> The remaining Torchbearers will be those who inspire youth <br />Torchbearers<br />8000 Torchbearers<br />Torchbearers 12 & above with a majority between the ages of 16 & 24<br />LOCOG public nomination program<br />18th May to 29th June 2011<br />12 years and above as of 18 May 2011<br />Judged on a Nations & Regions basis<br />
  5. 5. Cultural Olympiad<br />More to the London 2012 Games than sport – it’s about celebrating cultures, people and heritage<br />Full programme of events and activities across the region, ranging from music, dance and film making projects, to heritage site visits and local food promotions <br />
  6. 6. RELAYS<br />Regional Educational Legacy in Arts and Youth Sport<br /> Has a busy programme of activities across the region – in sport, culture or business – and your help and support would always be appreciated. <br />You could help to organise, run or support activities at an event; help to publicise a festival; or support a specific project.<br />
  7. 7. Pre-training camps<br />Starting this year for some camps<br />18 or 19 in the South West already agreed<br />Kenya has chosen Bristol as a base for its pre-Games Training Camp in the lead-up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games <br />University of Bath to host British Paralympic team in the run up to the London 2012 Paralympic Games <br />Volunteering opportunities – cultural, languages, food, children and schools, music, etc.<br />
  8. 8. Train of Events - Volunteer event stewards<br />
  9. 9. Train of Events<br />Regionally coordinated by SWF<br />Delivered in 3 areas by local Volunteer Centre<br />Dorset, Gloucester and Plymouth<br />Volunteer Centres coordinated training, brokering and support for volunteer event stewards<br />Over 200 volunteers trained<br />
  10. 10. Objectives of the project<br />To train individuals as volunteer event stewards<br />To facilitate the brokering of volunteers for events<br />To work with sporting, cultural and community events to develop the way they involve and work with volunteers<br />To work with a number of sports clubs on the way they involve and manage volunteers<br />
  11. 11. Project legacy –t o create a body of trained stewards who could serve the needs of the local community<br />Aimed for 50% of participants to be from ‘hard to reach’ groups – NEETS – those not in employment, education or training<br />Ongoing pool of event volunteers<br />
  12. 12. WHAT ABOUT THE IMPACT?<br /> “It has increased my personal confidence. I thoroughly enjoyed it all and with the emails it has opened up things. I’m meeting with all sorts of lovely people at events and I would never have done that.” <br />
  13. 13. DO YOU INTEND TO CONTINUE VOLUNTEERING AS AN EVENTS STEWARD?<br />“Yes. I feel confident when I go out and do an event. I’m contributing to the event – you do your bit of the job and sense from the public that it is worthwhile. I do all one-offs so I can pick and choose; I don’t do some types of events.”<br />