16-18 yr olds – volunteer for the London 2012 Games!

Groups of young Londoners – and that includes groups (& their leaders) from churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, gurdwaras and all religious, multifaith and community organisations – are wanted to be Games Makers for 2012.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young people to get involved in the greatest show on earth – while learning new skills, gaining experience and making new friends.

More info here and see the video here – the deadline is midnight on 31st October.  Good luck!

Sign up for 2012 . . . by October 27th

Gamesmakers – the people who will make the Games happen.  A lot of them are bound to be Londoners and now is the time to put your name forward.

Get the word out to anyone who’d like to participate in the Olympics and Paralympics by being a volunteer – you need to sign up by 27th October to be considered.  Thousands have applied already!

LOCOG is keen to welcome volunteers from all communities in London, including religious ones.  The code to use on the online form, if you belong to a religious group, is ABC.  Easy to remember.

Duncan Green of LOCOG’s Community Outreach Group (Faith) is hoping to join us for an update before the end of this year.  After a slow start, things are certainly beginning to move – now is the time to get involved.

South London Inter Faith Group has suggested Inter Faith Walks in each borough in July 2012 – something we’ve talked about at LBFN and support.

A few London projects have already won the Inspire mark.  Check the list – your community might be *inspired* to do something, too.  It’s an ideal opportunity for faith and multi-faith groups to do something in partnership with their local borough council, NHS trust or police service.