We want you to find some volunteers to organise an event – running race marshals, that sort of thing. About 600. It will be exciting – it’s for a World Championship. By the way we are going to hold it in the north of Scotland where there is not a huge local population so you’ll need to bring volunteers in from the rest of the UK. We want the athletes and spectators to have the best experience coming to this event, so the races will be in some of the most beautiful places including one of the most remote glens in Scotland. Of course, we need to build a suitable spectator arena in each of these places, with catering, and facilities for 5000 plus big screens, commentary and TV coverage so we’ll need practical people too.
So far so good.
These marshals that you have found. We need to make sure they all go to the right places, but we cannot tell you where these places are. This is a World Orienteering Championships, it is vital that the athletes do not know where the races start, finish or what route they take. So we are closely guarding this information.
OK, systems in place, we can handle that.
The volunteers that you have recruited from within the sport, you know that they also want to take part in the spectator races on at the same time. Do what you can to organise suitable start times so they can fit in their volunteering shifts.