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24 October 2022

IT support for Guernsey 2023

01 October 2022

Volunteer role allocation

22 September 2022

Volunteer registration days

14 September 2022

Games volunteer - deadline to sign-up approaching

03 September 2022

Men's football competition draw

30 August 2022

Guernsey’s sporting stars support volunteer recruitment

27 July 2022

Guernsey 8-14 July 2023... volunteers needed

25 July 2022

Games Deputy Director position - DEADLINE 19 August

25 July 2022

Pre-visit review

09 July 2022

New island announcement

08 July 2022

Islands' Pre-visit - Day 1 review

05 July 2022

We're back!

25 March 2021

Save the date... 8-14 July 2023

08 December 2020

Guernsey will now host in 2023

26 September 2020

Guernsey 2021 NatWest International Island Games latest casualty of Covid-19

26 September 2020

Video update from Jorgen Pettersson

26 September 2020

Looking back at the Games

06 July 2020

Virtual update for Islands

14 May 2020

Guernsey 2021 - planning is the key

06 April 2020

Update from the IIGA

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

22 September 2022

Volunteer registration days

Volunteer numbers for next year’s NatWest International Island Games have soared over the last couple of weeks and the organisers have announced a series of next steps in the delivery of a spectacular event.

In total, 845 people attended two recent registration sessions at Beau Sejour, bringing the overall number of approved volunteers to 944. Three further registration events inviting around 300 Guernsey residents who signed up online, but have not attended a registration session, will take place before the end of the year.

Applications to become a volunteer closed at the end of last month, but exceptions will be made for people with specific skills and qualifications, such as the holders of minibus driver licenses. 

In total, over 1,700 people signed up to become a volunteer, but accommodation pressures mean that the focus has been on local residents.

Volunteering Manager Kristin Dowling was one of the main organisers of the recent registration days. She said she was very happy that the meticulous planning was paying off.  ‘The increase in the number of sign-ups in the last couple of weeks of September was remarkable, and the surge shows the strength of community spirit here and the huge interest in the Games.

‘At the registration sessions it was really encouraging to see the excitement of all the volunteers and we were hugely impressed with what they had to offer, they represent a very diverse range of talents and abilities.

‘For example, some volunteers indicated that they were prepared to lead teams, some want to be the smiling face that welcomes at the ports, and others want to move equipment, or stuff goody bags.

‘They all showed us their commitment to the Games and we are truly thankful for this.’

Many of the volunteers at the recent registration days commented on how smoothly and informative the sessions were. With less than 300 days to go till the opening ceremony, the milestone figure of 1,000 approved volunteers is looking achievable. Mrs Dowling said the road ahead was looking very positive.

‘I will breathe a sigh of relief when we go over the 1,000 mark because that means we can deliver a brilliant event. The Games is much more than just a sporting competition, it will be a celebration of everything that is great about Guernsey.’

There are lots of different volunteering positions, and all the roles should be assigned by the end of this year. Volunteers will be doing everything from coordinating parking, security, feeding people, shepherding teams, welcoming at the ports, and the million other things it takes to create a memorable experience.