As a contribution to current discussions about securing a legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this article considers whether there are lessons for public policy implementation around volunteer involvement. Drawing on the case of the Team London Ambassadors Programme which encompassed 8,000 volunteers during the Games period, the article considers the scope for an expanded role for UK public sector organisations in the recruitment, training and management of volunteers in the future.
Bibliographical noteThis is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Voluntary Sector Review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Harris, M. (2012). London's Olympic ambassadors: a legacy for public policy implementation. Voluntary sector review, 3(3), 577-584 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204080512X658108
- London 2012
- olympic games
- volunteer management
- team London