Cultural Playing Field

Using the Olympics to increase volunteering by Robin Simpson
January 23, 2009, 12:19 pm
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On Tuesday I was in London to meet Adam Terry at the Government Olympic Executive (GOE). Based within DCMS, GOE is responsible for delivering the legacy of the 2012 Games across government departments. Our discussion focussed on the Olympic volunteering legacy plans which look at how the Games can be used to inspire people to volunteer in their local communities. Adam was very keen to ensure that that the planned programme develops sustainable volunteering opportunities by linking to existing local groups and that voluntary arts groups take advantage of this opportunity to involve new volunteers. GOE is looking for experts within a variety of sectors (arts, sports etc) to help to design the programme. The Olympics Minister, Tessa Jowell, is keen to hold a Volunteering Summit and Adam assured me that we will be invited to represent the voluntary arts at the summit.

Robin Simpson.

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