Rio Olympics 2016 Lottery Volunteers

If you are a budding Olympic athlete with your sights set on Rio 2016 you will need to develop a social awareness.  The National Lottery funding committees are to insist that those receiving grants will have to do at least five days of voluntary work to receive their funds.

The Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, said ‘It is about mentoring and coaching young people and using the success and popularity of the Games, and big names of the athletes, to drive up sports participation and inspire future stars.”

Athletes will be encouraged to mentor youngsters in schools or sports clubs across the country, and the initiative is aiming to provide around 5,000 days of volunteering as a result.

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