The London 2012 Gamesmakers really did make the Games. If you were inspired by the red and purple army then make sure you put that inspiration into action and get out into your community.
From supporting local schoolchildren to running mini football events and helping refugees and asylum seekers, volunteers can have an invaluable impact on individuals and organisations in local communities. There are a whole host of opportunities you can get involved in to suit your interests and availability.
Volunteering can also be incredibly rewarding — why not give it a go?
If volunteering appeals to you and you want to get involved before the 2012 Games, there are some amazing projects going on in your local area today. Go to the UK Volunteering website for opportunities and organisations close to you.