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At the heart of every Games are thousands of dedicated volunteers who help to provide the best Canada Games experience for athletes, spectators and guests. Volunteers will be needed to plan and support sporting and cultural events before and during the Games.

Niagara 2021 Volunteer

Would you like to volunteer?

Sign up to our communication list now to be notified when our volunteer portal opens. All interested volunteers will be able to apply for Games-time roles through this online portal. From transportation to food services, scorekeepers to bloggers, there will be volunteer roles of every kind at the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.

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Barry Wright

"With a need for thousands of volunteers to effectively run the Games, everyone in Niagara will have a chance to be part of the action."

Barry Wright, Chief Executive Officer for the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games

Now Recruiting: Pre-Games Volunteers

Many volunteers will be required for various events leading up to the Games. Test sporting competitions, fundraising and alumni events, community and school events and the Torch Relay are the types of activities that will take place from now until Games-time.

Current Openings

Currently there are no volunteer opportunities available. We encourage you to check back often!

Volunteer: Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games?

The Canada Games, held every two years, alternating between summer and winter, are the largest multi-sport event in the country and represent the pinnacle of interprovincial/territorial sport competition. The Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games encompasses 13 municipalities (12 plus 1 region) and will be held 2022. The Games will feature 18 sports, 5,000 participants, over 4,000 volunteers and various cultural events. In 2022, there will be opportunities for para-athletes and Special Olympic athletes to compete as well.

What sports will be part of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games and where will they be held?

A complete list of sports that will be part of Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games is available here. Sports will be held in 17 venues across the Niagara region. The complete list of venues is available here.

What types of volunteer roles are available with the Games and how do I apply to volunteer?

There are three different types of volunteer roles available with the Games:

  1. Leadership Volunteers: These are volunteers who will help us in the planning stages leading up to the Games. You can view a list of current Leadership Volunteer vacancies here.

  2. Pre-Games Volunteers: Various events will be held from now until Games-time and many volunteers will be needed. We encourage you to submit your name and email in order to stay informed about upcoming events through our quarterly newsletter.

  3. Games-time Volunteers: These are volunteers who will assist during the actual Games. Our online volunteer registration portal will open in Fall 2021, and all volunteers will be required to register.

What is the difference between pre-Games and Games-time?

Pre-Games: This is from now until the actual Games.

Games-time: Refers to when the Games will be held, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

What is the volunteer recruitment timeline?

Leadership Volunteers: Positions will be posted on the website, as needed until Fall 2021.

Pre-Games Volunteers: Positions will be posted on the website, as needed

Games-time Volunteers: Volunteer registration portal will open from Fall 2021

How do I sign up to volunteer for different events leading up to the Games?

All volunteer vacancies will be posted on our website here as they become available.

I have a disability. Can I volunteer with the Games? Can I volunteer with my aid?

Yes and yes! We welcome people of all abilities to apply for a volunteer position with the Games and we will work with you to determine how we can support you in your role. Please note, if you are volunteering with your aid/caregiver, they too will have to register on our Games-time volunteer registration portal which will be open from Fall 2021.

Can I bring my service dog with me?

Yes! We welcome people of all abilities to apply for a volunteer role with the Games and we will work with you to determine how we can support you in your role.

What types of volunteer positions are available with the Games?

There are various types of volunteer positions available during Games-time: from Sport Operations to Transportation, from Ticketing to Food Service, from Uniform Distribution to Merchandise Sales, just to name a few. Our Games-time volunteer registration portal will be open in the Fall of 2021. All volunteers will be required to register online. Pre-Games and Lead Volunteer positions will be posted regularly on our website as they become available.

I live outside of the Niagara region, can I still volunteer?

Yes! Please note: All Games-time volunteers will be required to register online and are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation arrangements.

I live outside of Canada. Can I still volunteer during the Games?

Yes! Please note: All volunteers will be required to register online and are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation arrangements. The Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games Host Society is not responsible for arranging any travel documentation including visas.

What is the language requirement to be a volunteer with the Games?

The Games will be delivered in both official languages, therefore we will be recruiting English speaking and bilingual (English and French) volunteers.

Can my children volunteer with the Games?

Yes! Please note: volunteers must be at least 16 years of age with parental consent.

I do not drive. Can I still volunteer?

Yes! Please note: volunteers are responsible for their own transportation arrangements.

Do I need to have special qualifications or experience to volunteer for the Games?

Certain volunteer positions require certifications or licenses. Depending upon the role, volunteers may be required to submit appropriate documentation. Volunteer postings will include qualification requirements.

Do you have group volunteering opportunities available with the Games?

Yes, we do. Please get in touch with us at: volunteer@2021canadagames.ca to discuss about group volunteering opportunities with the Games.

How do I learn more about the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games?

Sign up for our quarterly newsletter here. Be sure to use an email address that you regularly use and check. Also, mark it “safe” to receive email communications from Niagara 2022 in your inbox.

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