Behind the scene at the various sport venues are hundreds of volunteers who are committed to making sure that the 2019 Pacific Games run smoothly.
Some keep scores, others are ushers, ticket takers, marshals, entertainers, auxiliary police, medal and bouquet bearers and many more.
Assigned to the archery venue at Tuana’imato are Fa’aiuaso Siaosi Samoa and his team of dedicated eight volunteers. Their task is to man the spectators and this involves ushering the spectators to their seats and providing them with vital information such as the location of the rest rooms, the water stations and areas out of bounds for them.
Yesterday was the first day for the archery competition and Fa’aiuaso and his team arrived early at 6am and 7 am keen to make sure that all would go well. Yesterday was special for the volunteers for they were part of the crowd who got to witness Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi compete -the only Pacific leader competing in the 2019 Pacific Games.
It was not a busy day yesterday for the volunteers for there was no crowd at the archery venue.
Fa’ai’uaso is grateful that the volunteers are provided with refreshment to keep them going all day for they knock off at 5 pm.
The volunteers who work in the government ministries have been granted leave to help out in the Pacific Games.