Welcome to the Suffolk 2012 Volunteering Legacy Project
This website is the home of the Suffolk 2012 Volunteering initiative as well as being the host for the County Events Team of volunteers and the Events Calendar.
The County Events Team has been awarded the Inspire Mark as âan innovative and exceptional project stimulated by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Gamesâ.
To register as an Events Volunteer please click here
News item...Suffolkâs Olympic & Paralympic Volunteers give the local legacy a big âthumbs upâ!
99% of Suffolkâs volunteers from London 2012, who responded to a recent survey, said that they felt that establishing a volunteering legacy in Suffolk, as a result of London 2012 Games, was an important thing to do!
The survey, carried out as part of the Suffolk 2012 Volunteering Legacy Project, was administered on-line in February 2013 and had 106 respondents from right across the county. There were a variety of interesting findings regarding the volunteers in terms of their involvement in volunteering before and since London 2012, and their attitude towards getting more involved locally in the future.
The survey findings included:
- 84% of the sample had volunteered locally before they volunteered at London 2012
- 79% said that they were currently involved as volunteers locally (54% of these are volunteering every week!)
- 84% of the volunteers said that they were now looking for further volunteering opportunities in Suffolk
- 68% are interested in getting involved with some form of volunteer training
- 48% said that they had applied, or were intending to apply, to volunteer at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014
âWe were really keen to get some hard evidence about how our local volunteers who did such a great job last year in London, felt about their volunteering now, their attitude regarding the local legacy from the Games and what they might be interested in doing in the futureâ, said Mike McCarthy, the Suffolk 2012 Volunteering Legacy Project Officer.
A full report on the survey will soon be available on this website.
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Would you like to get involved as a volunteer at events in Suffolk? Why not join the County Events Team?
What people say about what we do...
'I really like the way that the County Events volunteering allows me to select what I do and when, and to make sure that it fits in with everything else' - Noelle
'I had a great time marshalling at the Ickworth 10k. I was in an idyllic spot, by a lake with a duck nesting on a nearby island, and sheep with their baby lambs behind me. Absolutely beautiful...' - Cass
'I enjoy the opportunity to give something back to my community. I know that volunteering has made a massive difference to my self-confidence and has helped me to feel much more positive about myself and others' - Michael
'I enjoy meeting new people from all walks of life and together, working as a team, helping to make an event succeed' - Paul
'I like the idea of volunteering at 'one-off' events without having to commit myself to a particular organisation long term. I'm busy with my studies and all of my part time jobs, so I like to be flexible with my volunteering' - Sarah
Event Organisers say âŠ.
'This programme works really well for us and the volunteers are great!' (Cancer Research UK, Races for Life)
'We have been impressed by the standard of volunteers, their commitment and their unfailing sense of humour!' (Suffolk Whole Hog Endurance Event)
'The volunteers involved today played key roles at the event. It would have made the organisation and delivery of the event much more difficult had we not had the support from the County Events Team' (Optua Disability Showcase Day)
'We were extremely pleased, yet again, with the volunteers who attended this event.The standard was very high and they went way above and beyond what they were expected to do' (East Angliaâs Childrenâs Hospices)
'Once again, big thanks to the volunteers, and the project, for supporting our events so magnificently' (Suffolk - Minor Counties Cricket)
Young Events Volunteers meet Steve Cram at the Southwold 10k
'Be inspired, Get involved in 2013'