Sask Winter Games begins final push for volunteers

By Greg Higgins
January 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Saskatchewan Winter Games are just over a month away and organizers are entering their final push as hundreds of volunteers are still needed.

Volunteer committee co-chair, Mark Richardson, said he isn’t concerned the games will be short volunteers, but asked anyone who is interested to officially register online so the committee can get a better idea of total numbers.

Richardson said the official total right now is at 500 and the games need an estimated 1,200.

“There are still a significant number of volunteers needed,” Richardson said. “At this point we know there are people who are fully committed, but just haven’t officially registered on the online system. Anyone can go online and look up what they want to do and register for it.”

Richardson said there are all kinds of opportunities for anyone interested. Positions range from serving food, to selling tickets and there are also medical volunteers needed.

“We could use more registered nurses or anyone with first-aid certification will certainly have a spot,” Richardson said.

He added the committee makes it as easy as possible for the volunteers, who can decide how much they work and when. The co-chair added the schedule isn’t out yet, but once it comes out online volunteers will be able to pick what days and hours they work.

Richardson said volunteering comes with its fair share of perks as well.   

“We hope just having an event like this in the community would be incentive enough. You also get a shirt and a gift to volunteer plus access to the volunteer lounge, which will be hub of entertainment during the games. Every volunteer also gets full access to all the sporting events,” Richardson said.

The games will be held in North Battleford Feb. 18 to 24.

 

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