Are there lessons to be learned from the Olympics?

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The Guardian has coordinated an online debate to discuss how to maintain an Olympic legacy for the voluntary sector.

A range of expert panellists from organisations such as VInspired, the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS) and Volunteering England share some interesting thoughts on the main achievements of the Games, and successful tactics that can be taken forward in the work of the sector.

Main achievements include the involvement and inspiration of volunteers, the strengthening of community spirit, the use of social media and the involvement and positive representation of young people

There are of course some that feel that the succeses of the Olympics will be difficult to replicate in other areas, and that the sector may even have to counteract some negative experiences in relation to volunteering. However, the responses seems to be largely positive.

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