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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

This Saturday 24 September saw the first of our Guernsey based Volunteer Registration Days. 400 of our volunteers turned up to find out more about Guernsey 2023... and we're doing it all again next Sunday.

Everyone who has already signed up to become a volunteer has received an email asking them to book a 90-minute session.

Volunteers tried on the kit to get their shirt size, got their ID checked, and had their photo taken for their accreditation pass. Everyone was asked to bring either a passport or driving license, as well as other relevant documents - such as a first aid certificate, medical qualifications, DBS information, a minibus drivers’ licence. Information was given about the overall experience and the roles available.

Over 1,000 Guernsey residents have signed up to become volunteers, and Guernsey’s Lt-Governor Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell and his wife Louise are among them. Lieutenant General Cripwell said they felt keen to contribute to the biggest sporting event the island has ever hosted.

Firstly, it’ll be 20 years since Guernsey has hosted the Games, it’s going to be a fantastic event for us as an island, if you haven’t seen live sport before, it’s so much better than seeing it on the television.

“So, we are really excited about the opportunity that the island has, not just to put on a fantastic show, but to do really well.

“And secondly, having been at Commonwealth Games earlier this year, the volunteers are the difference.

“We were incredibly struck by their enthusiasm, by their knowledge, their willingness to help, and their extraordinary positivity, not just about the Games but about their city, and we really wanted to be part of that here in Guernsey.”

Lieutenant General Cripwell said he and his wife would do whatever role they were picked for because they just wanted to be involved.

“I’m broadly unqualified to do almost anything, which is why I think I volunteered for car park marshalling and possibly holding a cushion on which there might be a medal, I do have some experience of that.

“I’ll do whatever anybody wants me to do, Louise feels the same, we just want to be part of a fantastic experience.”

Over 3,000 athletes and team members from 23 other islands around the globe have indicated that they will be arriving in Guernsey for the Games week, 8-14 July 2023. The event is run almost entirely by volunteers who don’t get medals, but instead receive a rewarding experience.

Wayne Bulpitt, the Director of Volunteering, said he really enjoyed meeting some of our Guernsey based volunteers to the David Ferguson Hall on Saturday.

“The response to our recruitment drive has been brilliant and we want to thank every single person who has signed-up so far.

“We are looking forward to our second registration day on Sunday 2 October.”

The registration deadline was Friday 30 September. If you would like any further information see our volunteer pages for further details.