Volunteer

Our team

These Games would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our enthusiastic volunteers and Panago, the Mississauga 2016 Ontario Summer Games (OSG) volunteer sponsor. The 2016 Mississauga OSG 2016 Games recruited a team of 560 vibrant, enthusiastic volunteers. Clad in their bright red shirts, 560 friendly faces supported the Games at sport venues, community events, official functions, Opening Ceremonies and other places across the City.

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Thank you

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Thank you from Clara Grassia

2016 Mississauga Ontario Summer Games Manager

The 2016 Mississauga Summer Games brings together amateur athletes in 34 sports from across Ontario. Without the support of volunteers like you, events like the Ontario Summer Games (OSG) wouldn’t be possible.

I saw an over whelming amount of support come residents of Mississauga and surrounding municipalities who made a significant contribution to ensure these Games were a success. Hosting the Games builds an important legacy of community pride and also provides an opportunity for sport development in our community.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank each of you for signing up to be an OSG volunteer. Your contribution went a long way in enhancing the experiences of athletes during the Games.

Thank you from Peter Fonseca, OSG Games Chair and Member of Parliament for Mississauga East-Cooksville<

Thank you from Peter Fonseca

OSG Games Chair and Member of Parliament for Mississauga East–Cooksville

What an amazing show of support! I want to thank all of the OSG volunteers who made this event a tremendous success. Your hard work and commitment showcased all that Mississauga has to offer to athletes and visitors alike. Both the OSG Host Committee and Organizing Committee have already received positive comments from the community about how organized the Games were.

Thank you for being part of this amazing and important journey. It was a privilege to have a dedicated group of volunteers that made the Summer Games part of our city’s history.

I wish you a marvelous summer break and look forward to working with you in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Ontario Summer Games are a multi-sport event hosted in an Ontario municipality every 2 years. The event attracts 3,500 athletes from across the province participating in more than 25 sports. Mississauga is a first-time host. This year’s event combines some Winter Games’ activities making Mississauga’s Ontario Summer Games the largest ever staged.
All multi-sport events of this size require a large volunteer workforce to ensure success. Volunteers are required for many tasks, including registrations, information booths, site set-up/take down, food services, opening ceremonies, medal presentations, site supervisors, scoring, posting results and more! Volunteer today
Thank you for registering. This does not confirm that you have been selected. It does mean that you are now eligible for the next round of screening.
Selection depends largely on the needs of the various committees and the skills of the volunteer pool. All volunteers will require a valid police vulnerable sector record check and will need to attend the volunteer orientation training. We will also match certain skills and experience with specialty positions (i.e. medical) and we will screen further by availability and need.
We welcome volunteers who live outside of Mississauga that can meet the selection criteria
Yes. All volunteers who are selected will be required to obtain a police vulnerable services record check.
For selected volunteers who are residents of Mississauga and Brampton, a process has been developed with Peel Regional Police. Forms will be provided that can be used to complete the vulnerable sector check in person at two Peel Police stations. For anyone living outside Peel, we will provide you with a form for your local police department, and a processing fee will likely apply.
We plan on training and scheduling approximately 1,000 Ontario Summer Games Volunteers.
More than 800 people from across Mississauga and beyond have applied to become an OSG volunteer. Given the enormous response, we have closed the volunteer portal and are no longer accepting new applicants. We hope you will find other meaningful ways to engage with the Ontario Summer Games!
Yes - volunteers must be 16 years of age or older by August 1st. Volunteers under 18 will require a co-signature from a parent or guardian on a follow-up City form.
The majority of volunteers will be contacted in May/June to register for a volunteer training meeting. You will be notified of your position and your shifts in July.
Training will take place at the Hershey Centre. Volunteers will be asked to choose one of 3 evening dates: Monday July 25, Tuesday 26 or Wednesday 27. The majority of our volunteers will require to attend one 2 ½ hour training session. Anyone chosen to be a site leader will be asked to attend one other session to be scheduled earlier in July.
We ask for a minimum of two five-hour shifts, however, preference may be given to those who are available to work all 4 days.
Each volunteer who is selected will receive a shirt and accreditation name badge. When wearing the shirt and badge, volunteers are eligible to ride free on City MiWay bus routes on each Game day: August 11, 12, 13 & 14. Volunteers who compete at least assigned 5 hours on a day are eligible for a meal at their assigned venue for that day. Each volunteer will be assigned to a Site Supervisor who will interpret their duties and act as a resource and support to them in executing their duties.
All volunteers will be invited to attend a Volunteer Thank You and Recognition Event with a complementary meal on Sunday, August 14th, 6pm at the Hershey Centre. Volunteers who complete at least 5 hours of service will receive a recognition certificate to detail your OSG contributions.
Volunteers are expected to get themselves to/from their assigned location(s). There are 20 different sites, of which 5 are located outside Mississauga’s boundaries. Volunteers who are wearing their shirts and accreditation name tag can ride free on regularly-scheduled City MiWay buses routes on each of the 4 Games days: August 11, 12, 13, & 14.
Yes! Please assume to turn up to assigned outside locations regardless of what the weather is doing, unless you receive a text or a call to say otherwise.