Join In’s Rio 2016 Legacy Volunteers
A few lucky volunteers from London 2012 are off to Brazil for Rio 2016. Here we kick off their adventures…
As a London 2012 legacy charity, Join In takes pride in the Games Makers and the impact they had on volunteering across the country. Many of our volunteers started their journey at London 2012, so with Rio 2016 just around the corner it’s no surprise that these dedicated volunteers are off to Brazil, to play their part and get closer to the action.
To celebrate these outstanding volunteers we’ve selected a group of Rio 2016 Legacy Volunteers. These incredible volunteers will be our eyes and ears in Rio, keeping you up to date with the latest from behind the scenes at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Karolyn Gaston was a London 2012 volunteer
Over the past four years our Legacy Volunteers have each used their experience of volunteering at the Games and applied it to community sport across the UK. Between them they have experience of volunteering in a huge range of sports including cycling, running, hockey, swimming and boccia.
During Rio 2016, Join In will work with them to tell the story of their Games-time experiences and shine a light on their local communities and the volunteering they do back home.
Aileen Cronin now helps out in her local community
A few of our Legacy Volunteers will be kicking off their Rio experience at the kitting out of Team GB athletes later this month. So, whether it’s supplying Tom Daley’s trunks or Laura Trott’s lycra, stay tuned to find out what our volunteers are up to behind the scenes as our athletes prepare and collect their kit for Brazil.