Frequently Asked Questions
The Ontario 55+ Summer Games are a multi-sport event hosted in an Ontario municipality every 2 years. The event attracts 1,400 from across the province participating in 18 sports including; pickleball, tennis, swimming, darts and more. Mississauga is a first-time host.
The Games are held August 10-12, 2018.
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 be required to complete and sign a declaration of offences 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
We plan on training and scheduling approximately 400 Volunteers.
The registration system will remain open until recruitment is complete
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.
+ - When will the training orientation take place, and what is the time commitment? Click to collapse
The majority of our volunteers will be required to attend a training session in late July 2018. The training session will be approximately 2 hours in length.
We ask that volunteers be available for at least 2 days, however, preference may be given to those who are available to work all 3 days.
Each volunteer who is selected will receive a shirt and accreditation name badge. Volunteers who are assigned at least 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.
+ - Will transportation be provided for volunteers to get to/from assigned sports venues or hotel sites? Click to collapse
Volunteers are expected to get themselves to/from their assigned location(s).
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.