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Organizers of the 2024 Manitoba Summer Games are looking to fill some key volunteer needs for this year's games, which are set to take place here in Dauphin from August 11th t0 17th.

Cam Bennett is co-chair of the Care and Comfort division within athlete services.

Among the areas that volunteers are needed are access control and security.

"There will be no overnight shifts that we will need volunteers for.  We have contracted that out.  So you do not need to worry about staying up all night.  There is a lot of need for volunteers in access control, just to maintain the safety and security of the athletes village area."

Another area they are looking for volunteers are drivers.

"We will be utilizing Mountain View School Division buses, so you will need a bus driver's certificate in order to be driving those buses.  But we will also have a need fo people to be driving the shuttle vans around as well."

And feeding over 900 athletes, coaches, and officials on a daily basis during the games will also be a significant undertaking.

Bennett says they are looking for volunteers to help serve those meals daily at the DRCSS

"We have contracted out a chef, and now we need people to help assemble the meals and put things together.  I do not believe that a food handler's certificate is required, but of course it is great if you have one.  And they are not long shifts - we are talking about 4 hours a day."