London's Olympic ambassadors:a legacy for public policy implementation


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.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
Additional Information: This 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:
Uncontrolled Keywords: London 2012,olympic games,volunteers,volunteer management,team London
Publication ISSN: 2040-8064
Last Modified: 06 May 2024 07:10
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2014 14:25
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Published Date: 2012-11-01
Authors: Harris, Margaret



Version: Accepted Version

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