Sabina Park Volunteers to be ‘Kitted Out’ on March 7


As the excitement mounts for the historic staging of the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007, more than 500 volunteers working at Sabina Park will be “kitted out” with uniforms and other accoutrement on March 7, in addition to receiving supplementary training between 9: 00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.Co-ordinator of the Volunteer Programme for the Jamaica Local Organising Committee (LOC), Vilma McDonald told JIS News that “kitting out day” will mark the final requirement under the CWC Vibes Programme.
“We are in the process of completing what we need to do in order to get them ready for match day,” Mrs. McDonald informed.
She stressed that only volunteers, who were trained and listed in the final selection would be “kitted out”.
“When I say trained, each volunteer was invited to a two-day training session and we had an extra one-day training session, and it is those persons, who were at the last round of training,” she pointed out.
A committee of volunteers has been assembled to contact each volunteer concerning the “kitting out” day, as on previous occasions, several e-mails bounced back as well as messages went unanswered. “They are calling every individual on the final list,” Mrs. McDonald said.
Outlining the day’s activities, the Co-ordinator explained that some volunteers would go on a familiarization tour of the venue. “We are also going to have the job specific training and this is dependent on the area to which the volunteer is assigned,” Mrs. McDonald said. There will be training in risk management provided by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM).
Some 275 volunteers working at the Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium are expected to gather today (February 28) for “kitting out” day.
In the meantime, the Co-ordinator said that several volunteers had dropped out for one reason or the other. “Some people had injuries, some people job situation changed recently and some just found out that they cannot do it again. We have just accepted this and moved along,” she noted.
However, she is not deterred by this challenge. “We definitely have the numbers to bring off the best world cup ever and to make the entire Caribbean proud and to also showcase Jamaica to the world,” a confident Mrs. McDonald said.

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