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From the Vantage Point of a Volunteer: An Inside Look at the Winter Olympics

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If you watched the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, you no doubt recall the “blue jackets” – the 25,000 passionate, talented and dedicated members of the Olympic volunteer team who worked at every event and venue leading up to, during and following the Games. In this e-Volunteerism feature, Olympic volunteer Olga Pazukha takes us behind the scenes at the Olympics in Vancouver and describes what it’s like to volunteer at one of the largest and most-watched events in the world. Pazukha shares her enthusiasm about her volunteer experiences and also casts a critical eye on what can be learned from the things that needed improvement.