Volunteer Recruitment

Are you ready to get in the Games? Volunteer recruitment begins September 6, 2016.

With 5,500 volunteer positions available, we will need enthusiastic supporters to assist in all areas of the Games including operations, event production, venue teams, accreditation, ticketing, transportation, and a number of other exciting areas. Interested applicants are encouraged to subscribe to our newsletter to receive up to date information about the volunteer program and to be notified when registration for Games time positions begins in September 2016.

Make sure to connect with us online to stay updated with volunteer news and the registration process.

Pre-Games Opportunities:

As the Games get closer we will be looking for individuals with backgrounds in office administration to help with the following opportunities. 

PDF iconMotor Pool Lead Job Description

PDF iconPre-Games Driver Job Descriprion

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the time commitment to volunteer for the Games?



How can I apply to be a Games time volunteer?

Registration begins in September 2016. All volunteer applications will be completed online through our website.

What kind of volunteers will you be looking for?

We are looking for volunteers who:

  • Are friendly, outgoing and willing to start conversations with the public.

  • Can problem solve and deal with the general public.

  • Have access to a computer and email.

  • Are excited to celebrate youth, sport, and community!

Will the 2017 Canada Summer Games pay for my travel or accommodations?
Unfortunately travel, room or board will not be provided for volunteers. Volunteers living in other parts of Canada will be responsible for the cost of their travel to/from Winnipeg as well as their accommodations. 

What volunteer positions will be available?

Positions include, but are not limited to:

  • Access control

  • Drivers

  • Dining room attendants

  • Ushers

  • Ticket takers

All positions will be listed on the application form in September 2016. Volunteer positions will be available in Winnipeg, Gimli, and Kenora.

What is the time commitment to volunteer for the Games?

Prior to the Games, volunteers will need to be able to commit to an interview, general orientation, venue-specific training, and position-specific training. All training sessions are mandatory. During the Games, from July 28 - August 13th, 2017, volunteers will be required to commit to a minimum of 36 hours over the two weeks but are encouraged to participate more if they wish. Shifts will take place in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

Is a background check required?

All volunteers will need to participate in an interview and have references checked. Depending on the volunteer position, applicants may be asked to complete a Criminal Background Check, Vulnerable Persons Check, Driver's Abstract, or provide certification where necessary.

How old do I need to be to volunteer?

Volunteers are required to be at least 16 years of age or older as of June 30, 2017. Anyone under the age of 18 will be asked to attend an in-person interview with a parent/guardian present, as well as complete a parental consent form.

Do volunteers wear uniforms?

Games time volunteers will be provided a free uniform and accreditation in order to complete their duties.

For more information, please contact:

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Timeline