There are many other ways to volunteer if you are not a Games Maker: both during and after the Games.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of sport and without them, a lot of sport simply wouldn't happen. That’s why Sport England has teamed up with Olympic great Sir Steve Redgrave to launch Sport Makers, an official part of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sporting legacy.
Sport Makers is for everyone who'd like to make sport happen for their friends, neighbours or colleagues. As a Sport Maker, you could be one of 40,000 like-minded people who are making a difference to grass roots sport in communities across England.
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Find an opportunity near you
From providing meals and care to homeless people in a shelter, to supervising the local Scout group, volunteers are at the heart of the non-profit sector. The range of services that volunteers provide are invaluable to the individuals and organisations they support.
If volunteering appeals to you and you want to get involved, there are some amazing projects going on in your local area today.
We have been working with various volunteering groups and associations to help you get started.
Go to the UK Volunteering website for opportunities and organisations that are close to you.