Olympic Volunteering Legacy
The Volunteer Centres in Hertfordshire rose to the challenge of delivering the inspiration of the 2012 games with a project to inspire local communities to get involved locally and as Games makers at Olympic venues. This was awarded the 2012 Inspire Mark by the London organising committee of the Olympic Games.
Since 2012, volunteers in local communities have carried the baton of the 2012 legacy by continuing to support local organisations to deliver vital local services, being part of Volunteer Centres events teams who are on call to help at local events, giving up their time to sit on governing bodies and trustee boards and being the life blood of local sports clubs.
The formation of the new *Volunteering Herts CIC partnership for 2016 has also been formed in the spirit of the three Olympic values of Friendship, Respect and Excellence – along with the four Paralympic values – Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality. This network offers countywide services to volunteer-involving organisations and volunteers in specific areas of our work, such as volunteer management training and support, campaigning, and strategic development.
To salute the 2016 Rio Olympics, Volunteering Herts have launched the ‘Motivating Herts’ campaign to pay tribute to volunteers in Hertfordshire and celebrate the legacy of 2012 to inspire even more people to volunteer to enhance their local communities, have fun, learn new skills, make friends and improve their well-being. Look out for us around the county in our distinctive shirts as we visit iconic 2012 venues and 2016 events and activities to keep ‘Motivating Herts’.
*Volunteering Herts CIC is made up of Volunteer Centres Broxbourne & East Herts, Dacorum, Hertsmere, Royston & District, Welwyn & Hatfield and University of Hertfordshire student volunteering