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 Glasgow – a 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
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.
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.
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.