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Host City Volunteers Use Legacy Week to Explore New Opportunities

10/03/2015
Glasgow’s Host City Volunteers Use Legacy Week to Explore the Latest Opportunities Available to Them

Some of the 1100 strong army of Host City Volunteers who welcomed the world to Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games last summer are getting together to learn how they can continue their volunteering journey. The Host City Volunteers are being offered the chance to reconnect with each other at a gather at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at the start of Legacy Week (March 9-16) and reflect on what the games experience has meant to them whilst exploring what further opportunities are available to them.

As well as opportunities within Glasgow Life, representatives from Volunteer Glasgow will also be on hand to outline the opportunities available elsewhere in the city. Host City Volunteers have already been involved at the World Pipe Band Championships and Glasgow Loves Christmas and several became involved in curating the Our Games exhibition at the People’s Palace and in Castlemilk and Netherton.

There will also be a chance to explore Altogether Glasgow – a flexible learning programme open to all, which encourages people to get curious about their city and to share their experiences.

The Host City Volunteer programme is part of Host City Glasgowa three-year project, led by Glasgow Life to help enhance the potential impact of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on civic pride, volunteering legacy, and communities in the host city.  The £1.7million is supported by the Big Lottery Fund, and by Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life. 

Councillor Archie Graham, Chair of Glasgow Life said: “Our Host City Volunteers were the face of Glasgow during the games offering a welcome which was bursting with warmth, passion and pride. The people of Glasgow were the magic ingredient that showed the real heart and soul of the city during the best ever Commonwealth Games. Many will continue to volunteer on projects across the city creating an even greater and longer lasting legacy.”

Legacy Week (9-15 March) is an opportunity for communities, organisations and individuals across the city to highlight the work and achievements of their Games related-projects, demonstrating the lasting and positive impact they are having on people’s lives.

It’s a chance to celebrate our legacy success so far and look to the future as we continue to encourage participation in these projects that help to make our city healthier, greener and more prosperous for all of our citizens.

Supported by Glasgow City Council, Legacy Week, will show that hosting the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games was much more than putting on a sporting event, it has changed our city for the better and will benefit us for years to come. #GamesLegacyGlasgow​

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