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24 March 2020

Guernsey 2021 - pushing on with planning

03 March 2020

Technology Partner appointed

26 February 2020

Reasons to volunteer...

19 February 2020

Could you be a Games Maker?

17 February 2020

Sports planning progressing well ahead of Guernsey 2021

07 February 2020

Accommodation top of the list for Guernsey 2021

20 December 2019

2020 - a busy year ahead

10 December 2019

St. John - the importance of first aid volunteers

06 November 2019

Guernsey 2021 teams up with St John Ambulance Guernsey

01 November 2019

Recruitment campaign for Games Makers gets off to a great start

01 November 2019

Volunteer teams - key roles available

25 October 2019

Full volunteer registration system now available

10 October 2019

Winning medal announcement

09 October 2019

BREAKING NEWS - medal design competition winner

01 October 2019

Thank you to everyone who voted!

10 September 2019

Attachés and their vital role

09 September 2019

Fun and games at the Park

16 August 2019

Medal competition - LAST DAY OF VOTING!

16 July 2019

Message from Jorgen Pettersson, Chair of the IIGA

12 July 2019

Thank you Gibraltar 2019!

11 July 2019

Setting the scene for 2021

11 July 2019

Penultimate day in Gibraltar

09 July 2019

Excitement continues into day two

09 July 2019

Silver for Sark

07 July 2019

Great first day of competition

06 July 2019

Gibraltar 2019 is underway!

28 June 2019

IIGA Executive Committee bowled over in Guernsey!

28 June 2019

Plans for Gibraltar - follow our updates

28 June 2019

The rewards volunteering can bring

19 February 2020

Could you be a Games Maker?

Wednesday 19 February marked 500 days to go till the Guernsey 2021 NatWest International Island Games. A campaign has been launched to recruit the volunteer team to support the event.

Available roles

Whilst supported by a small professional team, the event is primarily organised by a diverse team of volunteers with a wide variety of specialist and general skills and experiences.  We have roles that will suit just about every individual.

Some specific roles include:

Welcome and departure roles

Event co-ordination and management

Catering management and staffing

Information officer

Marshalls, stewards and car parking supervisors

Medal ceremonies

A variety of medical roles from first responders and paramedics to physiotherapists and more specialist sports medical roles

Management and staffing of merchandising outlets

Videographers and photographers

Press and social media content editors and co-ordinators

Results technology services

Venue management teams

Announcers and commentators for events and streaming services

Mini-bus drivers

A Games Maker team to provide reception committees at events around the island during the course of the Games and generally make all visitors feel part of the wonderful Guernsey community.

 

What we are asking?

Above all else we are seeking individuals motivated to ensure the NatWest International Island Games are organised efficiently and that participants and all visitors feel welcomed and well supported while they are on the island. Volunteers will need to be available for a minimum of 4 x 6 hour shifts during the Games themselves and certain roles will have additional requirements.

All volunteers will be required to attend one of the 2 registration days (27th September OR 3rd October 2020) and also each of the 3 training days (30th January, 27th March and 15th May 2021). The latter will be a combination of specific role training such as First Response, security awareness, hospitality training and general planning and event updates.

 

What you will get out of it

So, what can you expect if you become a volunteer? A chance to be part of a high profile and significant sporting event here in Guernsey. The sense of pride that will go with being part of the organising team and the feedback for our island as whole. Those involved on the last occasion the Games were in Guernsey, 2003, continue to have excellent memories of the event and many participants cite these Games as an excellent example of all that is good jn the Games tradition.

As well as the chance to work with other like-minded people, many will learn new skills whether in some of the specialist roles that we have or the general skills of volunteering within or leading teams of individuals delivering high profile events.

The training will have lasting benefits, whether you decide to become a full time St John’s event volunteer, take the skills you learn through our hospitality training to assist in your career or the general benefits that volunteering has in developing your own character and resilience.

For our part, we will offer a kit that you will be delighted to wear with pride as part of the organising team and a certificate along with an invitation to a “thank you” event following the Games.

To register as a volunteer, please click here.

If you have any queries, please email volunteer@guernsey2021.gg or call 01481 720215