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2980 - 2022 Ontario Summer Games (16 +) - Event Support (July 21 to 24, Mississauga)
Position Address:
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


The City of Mississauga is seeking volunteers to support the Ontario Summer Games (July 21 - 24, 2022).At the heart to every Games are thousands of dedicated volunteers who help to provide the best Ontario Games experience for athletes, coaches, and guests. Volunteers will be needed to plan and support both sporting and cultural events before and during the Ontario Summer Games in July.PLEASE NOTE: Scheduling of the Games remains subject to change having regard to the reopening of City of Mississauga programs and services and to all applicable COVID-19 health and safety protocols.


Ontario Summer Games (OSG) - July 21 to 24, 2022 provides athletes aged 12 to 18 an opportunity to participate in more than 15 different sports events, including basketball, canoe kayak, field hockey, lacrosse (box and field), rugby, softball, table tennis, and volleyball (indoor and beach).

Listed volunteer opportunities that are available (a wide variety, plus there's lots to do!):

  • Registration and Administration
  • Participant Gift Bag Prep
  • Opening Ceremonies Event Support/Parade Marshall 
  • Opening Ceremony Event Lead Volunteer
  • Transportation Volunteer
  • Medical Volunteers
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Security: Acommodations Monitor Volunteer
  • Environment: Waste Sorting Assistant
  • Event Activation Volunteer
  • Security: Sport Venue Monitor Volunteer
  • Security: Stage Monitor Volunteer
  • Food Services Ambassador Logistics Volunteer
  • Parking Attendant
  • Judges
  • Timekeepers/Scorekeepers
  • Sports Announcer
  • Sports Ambassador
  • Sports Operations - Field of Play
  • Sports Runners (ie. retrieval of balls)


If you're sports-minded, and interested in sports events organization and delivery, these Games are ideal for you

  • Excellent opportunity to be involved in a marquee sports and recreational activity
  • Join a dynamic team of volunteers and enjoy 'networking' with them
  • Experience the reward of facilitating friendly competition and personal achievement 
  • Gain valuable experience, while adding to your (academic) resume
  • Secondary school students can collect community involvement hours toward their graduation requirement (subject to school approval)

Volunteer Recognition Event > Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM) location to be determined


  • Minimum Ages - 16 (18 for some roles)
  • Volunteers must be fully vaccinated OR apply for and receive confirmation of a creed or medical exemption from the City, as per the City of Mississauga’s Employee and Volunteer COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
  • Completion of ALL TRAININGS (incl. online sessions, see TRAINING, below)
  • Volunteers will be required to follow City of Mississauga and site-specific COVID-19 protocols that are in place during the Games
  • Ability to volunteer in a variety of climatic conditions (dress according to event requirements and to the weather)
  • Fitness for the role desired or assigned (eg. lifting, carrying, repetitive tasks, etc.)
  • Your acceptance as a Games volunteer is conditional your providing a satisfactory Police Record Check (may include Vulnerable Sector Check if applicable)
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills
  • Ability to volunteer as a team player and also volunteer independently with minimum supervision

APPLICANT SCREENING details will be provided when your application is acknowledged. See DESCRIPTION, above.

Min Age: 16   
Police Check: Required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Required

Time Commitment
This is a Special Event commitment starting 2022-07-21 AND ending 2022-07-24
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon, Friday Evening, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening, Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon, Sunday Evening

  • Shifts will be between 3 and 6 hours, depending upon your role
  • Volunteer Shifts will vary (divided into Morning, Afternoon, and Evening shifts for most event days)
  • Shifts and dates for pregame events are to be determined
  • Preference will be given to volunteers who can consistently fill shifts for entire Games. (e.g. 'Morning Logistics' shift for all 3 days of the Summer Games).
  • Volunteers should plan travel time to an assigned sports event/facility, so that you'll arrive on time for your shift.


EVENT TRAINING is MANDATORY for all volunteers (incl. online learning which must be successfully completed).

TRAINING SESSIONS at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre (volunteers will be asked to select ONE):

Monday, July 11, 2022 > 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM or Tuesday, July 12, 2022 > 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

More Details
Areas of Interest: Sports & Recreation, Customer Service, Seasonal/Special Event, Youth Programs, Event Planning, Life Skills & Accessibility
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace, Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals, Groups, Newcomers
Apply before: 2022-07-08

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