About the Games
A. No, although DBS checks will be required for certain roles depending on their nature and this will be made clear on the Role Description for that role.
A. If you completed an early “expression of interest” (asking for very basic details), you will have been invited to complete a full registration in [September 2019]. You will need to have done this in order to be considered for any role and to be receiving up to date information
We will be undertaking a vetting process, depending on the role to be undertaken and will not be able to confirm any volunteering roles until this is done. For Games Makers (those volunteering during the event only), this will involve a face-to-face meeting (which could be by Skype etc. if the volunteer doesn’t live in Guernsey).
You will need to attend one of the Registration Days; 27 September or 3 October 2020.
A. 16 on 1 January 2021, although we will also be running a youth volunteering programme through schools also.
A. There will be a variety of long and short-term volunteering opportunities. For those volunteering during the Games themselves, we require a minimum commitment of 4 shifts of 6 hours each during the Games.
A. Once you register with us, you will receive regular progress reports and notification of specific roles being recruited for. Once approved in a role, volunteers will receive regular communication through closed online media platforms (such as email, Facebook groups and WhatsApp).
A. Yes, all volunteers will receive a minimum of 2 or 3 shirts and a cap which they may keep. A showerproof jacket will be provided for those with outdoor roles.
A. Please check your email spam or junk filters on your email provider in the first instance. If you find our emails there, please add to your “safe sender” list. If not, please contact us at email@example.com or telephone 01481 741900.
A. No we welcome everyone, although if we have too many volunteers for the required roles, Bailiwick of Guernsey residents will take preference. Certain official roles within sports especially will be open to all. Volunteers outside Guernsey will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs and ensuring they meet and restrictions or Visa requirements should they apply.
A. Yes. Volunteer registrations close on 30th September 2020.
A. Yes, you can give a preference of the sports you are interested in. If you are involved locally in the sport you would like to volunteer for then please speak to the relevant sport for more details and a reference to put on the application when prompted.
A. Most of the workforce delivering the Games will be volunteers, so we have a wide range of roles providing great learning and experience opportunities covering all aspects of event and sports management covering transport, infrastructure, retail, stewarding, first aid, welcome teams, administration, people management etc.
A. Yes, you will be asked to specify your availability although we require a minimum commitment of 4 shifts of 6 hours each (these may be more flexible) to ease our administration etc.
A. Yes, you will be asked to highlight specific roles you are interested in, although we are unable to guarantee that we will be able to satisfy this for individual requests. We will however make every effort to do so.
A. Yes, knowledge and experience of an island and/or any languages are a great benefit. Please highlight this on your registration of interest and we will endeavor to match your preference, although this cannot be guaranteed.
A. We may have a small pool of vehicles available, but volunteers are most likely to be asked to use their own vehicles. You should check your own insurance policy, but most usually cover occasional use for events and activities like the Games. We are presently looking at the best way to compensate volunteers for costs such as fuel they occur and will confirm shortly.
A. Yes, all volunteers will be required to undertake basic training in first aid, event security and “welcome to Guernsey” hospitality session. Additional training may be required for specific roles and this will be advised at the time of allocation. There will be a choice of dates where possible.
A. Our intention is to offer at least 3 dates, 30th January 2021, 27th March and 15th May. Ideally, volunteers will be able to attend the initial part on each day as this will include general updates, progress reports and team building for individual groups however there is some flexibility. Three basic training elements are mandatory and you will not be able to volunteer unless you have attended the required sessions. Please advise in your application if these dates present a problem for you.
A. Many companies and organisations are supporting the Games in a variety of ways, including supporting staff to volunteer. Please speak directly with your employer in this regard.
A. Most certainly, we welcome everybody to volunteer with Guernsey 2021 and reasonable adjustments will be made wherever practical
If we have not answered your question, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to volunteer to be a part of the Guernsey NatWest International Island Games 2021 please register your interest here.