The OCCG has targeted approximately 600 volunteers for the Games to be a resounding success. Interestingly, in an effort to ensure that the Games are truly reflective of the Caribbean and is a reflection of the move towards regional integration, the OCCG has mandated that the Volunteer process extend across the region. Anyone in the Caribbean can register to be a volunteer via the Games website: www.caribbeangames2009.com.
There is also an opportunity for some persons with particular technical skills and who are certified to volunteer to work specifically with one of the sports being contested at the Games. The OCCG Secretariat will pass on the information to the Technical Commission for appropriate action.
Potential volunteers have already been involved in interviews relative to their areas of preference and Vincentians are urged to enlist, especially those at the UWI St Augustine Campus.
In sport, volunteers are critical to success and the Caribbean Games 2009 is no exception.
The OCCG utilised the occasion of the observance of the one-year countdown to launch its official website: www.caribbeangames2009.com. The launch was well received and certainly appreciated by all in attendance. The site gives a brief insight into the origins of t
he Caribbean Games and of the body that owns it, the CANOC. There is much information on the website relating to the Caribbean Games 2009. The Event Ambassadors, Hasely Crawford and Ato Boldon, are also presented on the website as well as the activities in which they are involved in respect of fulfilling their mandate to aid in the promotion of the Caribbean Games 2009.