References- Volunteers 2018 -
I am very glad I could be a part of the organising team and help during this event. I met a lot of amazing people in both the team and among the competitors. The athletes were brilliant.
I liked the very first seminar before the beginning of the event. Even though it was a brief one, the information provided was very valuable for me because I have no experience with disabled children.
The organisers were cool even though I sometimes felt like it was too big an event for them. Many volunteers could not even find themselves in the schedule and had to repeatedly contact the organisers. There was also a problem with the accreditation cards. Some volunteers did not have them and had to wear somebody else's. However, the organisers were very helpful and always tried to find a solution to any possible problem.
Better instructions sent before the event related to us, volunteers, and our job description, would have helped. We only got general information from which you did not learn much. I believe this would have raised the number of people interested and those who then really come.
I know it is very difficult to organise such a big event. It would have been better to introduce each volunteer to their role and position more in advance. The volunteers were organised the day before – on Friday evening I did not know exactly where and when I should be on Saturday. Otherwise, I think the organisers handled the event above-average and managed to help and please many children. Being a volunteer at this event benefitted me a lot.
For next year I would improve the communication with the volunteers during the event (sometimes we did not have exact instructions on where to be and what to do, so it happened we were not really 100 % busy). In my opinion, it was a super event. I could see every participant enjoying themselves and having a good time. So, I was happy I could be part of it and could help the organisation run smoothly.
The organisation was sometimes a bit hectic, but all was happening in a very friendly atmosphere. It is always a pleasure to work with such a team.
I appreciated the organisers' non-stop availability on phone 0and their efforts to solve problems as quickly as possible.
I only lacked more information.
The organisers were very kind and friendly.
The organisers were great.
Thank you for the opportunity.