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Call You and Yours: Volunteering

How can we encourage people to join in and turn the Olympic spirit of participation into a lasting nationwide legacy of volunteering? Consumer phone-in with Julian Worricker.

How can we turn the Olympic spirit of participation into a lasting nationwide legacy of volunteering?

The role of the Gamesmakers in ensuring the success of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games was acknowledged by Seb Coe in the Paralympics closing ceremony. 70,000 individuals enthusiastically gave an estimated 8 million volunteer hours to help with over 800 different roles; from donning oversized pink hands and directing visitors to escorting athletes to the podium. There were first aiders, drivers, and of course the dancers, singers and actors in the four big stadium ceremonies.

So has the games inspired you to get involved with a local charity, school or sports club? Have your eyes been opened to the mutual benefit of giving your time to help others?

Or are you working SO hard to keep you and your family financially afloat that you have no time - or energy - left to volunteer?

And if you work for a charity, how easy has it been to recruit - and keep willing volunteers?

How can we encourage people to join in and turn the Olympic spirit of participation into a lasting nationwide legacy of volunteering?

Call You and Yours on 03700 100 444 or you can e-mail via the Radio 4 website or text us on 84844.

Presenter: Julian Worricker
Producer: Karen Dalziel.

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