Northern Ireland volunteers prepare to play
On Tuesday 18 February the
first Northern Ireland volunteer induction was held in Belfast, with many
interested people turning up to show their support for the 2003 Special Olympics
World Summer Games. A number of World Games staff had travelled up from Dublin
to present the attendees with information about the various sections that they
could work in.
The volunteers were presented
with interesting and informative presentations by the Games' staff members, as
the key areas involved in making the Games a success were explained and outlined
to the group.
Following the overview of the
Games and the explanation of the key sections within the Games' structure, the
volunteers and Games' staff mingled to help explain what was needed to as many
people present as possible.
Belfast's King's Hall will be
hosting Roller-skating for the World Games, and volunteers will be required to
work in as many varied roles in Belfast as at any of the venues in Dublin,
ranging from Information Services through to Catering.
Although the numbers required
to make Roller-skating a success in Belfast are significantly lower than that
required for the events in Dublin, a large number of volunteers are still needed
in Belfast to make the Games a success. If you are interested in volunteering,
please visit the Volunteer Registration section of the World Games' website at www.2003specialolympics.com