The Guernsey Sports Commission is hosting a special afternoon tea to say thank you to those who volunteer in sport.
The event, being held on the Legends’ Terrace at KGV on Wednesday 1st June, marks the start of National Volunteers’ Week.
‘Sport in Guernsey simply wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for volunteers,’ said the Commission’s Director of Communications, Nicky Will.
‘From coaches to marshals, welfare officers to official scorers, many many hours go into making local sport the safe, enjoyable experience it is for so many islanders and we just wanted the chance to say a big thank you,’ said Nicky.
As part of the event the Commission will be launching an online survey to help find out more about how volunteers in sport feel, what support they already receive and what additional training or support they would welcome.
‘We are using some of the questions posed by Sport England in their ongoing Active Lives survey so we can benchmark Guernsey against other similar areas to find out if we are facing the same challenges or if some are unique to us,’ said Nicky
‘The Guernsey Sports Commission wants to make sure that volunteers in sport are well supported and valued. Completing our survey will help give us some of the information and evidence we need to put together a Volunteering Plan so that we can hopefully continue to attract and retain the volunteers local sport needs.’
The online survey can be accessed at https://forms.office.com/r/PMtRnUnptN and will be open for six weeks until 13th July.