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02 October 201407:59

Volunteer Profile: Garth Weyer

The 4,000 strong volunteer workforce for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is coming together, and here is your chance to learn more about one of our dedicated volunteers with this month’s volunteer profile.

Volunteer Profile: Garth Weyer - Cricket News
Name: Garth Weyer
City: Adelaide
Volunteer Status: Has accepted a role as Spectator and Fan Services Volunteer.

What motivated you to apply to volunteer for CWC 2015? I saw it as a great opportunity to combine my passion for Australia, cricket and people into an unforgettable experience on the world stage. As an immigrant I appreciate how fortunate I am to be granted residency here and am keen for any opportunity to give something back to a country that has given me so much.

What are you looking forward to most about volunteering? Contributing in a positive manner to an iconic event that will see locals and tourists from all over the world unite in their passion for the game of cricket. Also, to help create the best possible experience for all the fans and show the rest of the world that Australia is an extraordinary nation and country.

How important do you think volunteers are to the success of the CWC 2015? Volunteers are crucial to the success of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and also play a critical role in promoting Australia and New Zealand. Much of the publicity and the way the world will see our countries depends on how the volunteers go about embracing our roles. It is important that we not only meet the tourists’ expectations but exceed them through our operational efficiency and hospitality. At the end of #cwc15 we want people going home with positive memories.

What are your favourite ICC Cricket World Cup memories? What I remember most about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 was meeting fans from all over the world and sharing stories, none more than the Barmy Army who always provide good entertainment. Most of my memories seem to be about Australia as they stole the show on and off the field.

Do you have a message for others that are considering volunteering? I believe if you invest something positive into volunteering you will receive something positive in return. Some of the many benefits of volunteering include meeting likeminded volunteers who share the same passion. The infectious atmosphere created at the games will leave you with friendships and memories that will last forever.

There are a variety of volunteer roles available, each requiring different skills and experience, and those interested should visit www.cricketworldcup.com/volunteers or email volunteers@cricketworldcup.com for further information.