The Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games are now accepting applications online for Games-time volunteer roles that will support areas such as sport operations, transportation, ticketing and more
October 25, 2021 (Niagara, Ont.) — At 11 a.m. today, the Niagara 2022 Host Society officially launched its Games-Time Volunteer Application Portal, inviting residents from the Niagara Region and beyond to apply for the volunteer positions required to deliver next year’s Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games, which are scheduled from August 6-21, 2022.
As part of its Meridian Volunteer Program, the Niagara 2022 Host Society will recruit approximately 4,500 volunteers to support and deliver all operational areas of the 2022 Canada Summer Games. These operational areas have been grouped into more than 150 different Games-time volunteer roles in a wide variety of areas such as sport operations, food services, merchandise sales, and media relations — just to name a few. Over 600 bilingual volunteers will also be recruited to participate as translators, interpreters, announcers, proofreaders, and/or hosts.
Prospective volunteers applying through the portal will be given the opportunity to select their preferences for venue locations and their top three choices for volunteer roles. The Niagara 2022 team will do their best to provide each successful applicant with a preferred role at their preferred venue.
All volunteers will be given an exclusive uniform, specialized training, and flexible scheduling for their designated role with the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. Featuring 18 sports and two major cultural festival events (Niagara Place and the 13 For 13 Cultural Festival), the 28th edition of the Canada Games will welcome approximately 5,000 participants and thousands of visitors from each Canadian province and territory to Niagara next summer.
“With events taking place across Niagara and with a wide variety of volunteer roles available, there are opportunities for everyone to get involved with and support the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games,” said Doug Hamilton, Board Chair of the Niagara 2022 Host Society. “We are encouraging community members to join our Niagara 2022 volunteer team to help deliver a Canada Games that will provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a tremendous legacy for Niagara.”
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Canada Games and without them, the country’s largest multi-sport event would not be possible,” added Carol Phillips, the Niagara 2022 Volunteer Services Chair. “There really is a volunteer role for everyone. The portal launch is the next exciting step in connecting individuals to a variety of phenomenal opportunities to support athletes at the highest level of national competition in Canada.”
Any community members with questions relating to either the 2022 Canada Games or its volunteer opportunities are encouraged to visit the Meridian Volunteer Centre located at the Pen Centre (visit this webpage for hours of operation).
The Canada Games are primarily a volunteer-driven event. Since the first Canada Games took place in Quebec City as part of the Country’s centennial celebration in 1967, over 100,000 people have volunteered to help support and deliver all facets of this biennial competition over the course of the Games’ 50-plus year history.
About the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games
At the peak of Niagara’s boldest summer yet, more than 5,000 up-and-coming athletes, their coaches and support staff will gather to compete for the podium in Canada’s largest multi-sport event. From August 6 to 21, 2022, Niagara will surge stronger than ever on the national stage. The 2022 Games, made possible thanks to funding and support from the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the Niagara Region, and the Canada Games Council, will give rise to new legacies of ambition, confidence, and compassion that will inspire generations to come.
For further information, visit us at niagara2022games.ca or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@2022canadagames).