Games Maker's memories of London 2012
16 January 2013 Last updated at 00:00 GMT
Throughout the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, the 70,000 Games Makers, dressed in purple and red, have been an enduring sight.
The volunteers have had many different jobs such as venue assistance, transport and medical support, with many visitors to the Games quick to sing their praises.
As the summer of sport draws to a close, Michael Stratford, one of the team leaders at the Olympic Park, reflects on his experiences of the past few weeks and the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.