Frequently Asked Questions about Becoming a 2017 Canada Games Volunteer


What are the 2017 Canada Summer Games?

How can I apply to be a Games time volunteer?

What if I do not have a working computer to register online?

I have signed up to be a volunteer however have not received any communications from the Games.

If I’ve changed my email or phone numbers, how do I update my volunteer profile?

I’ve registered online, does that mean I am accepted as a volunteer?

Can I volunteer prior to the Games?

What kind of volunteers will you be looking for?

Can my group/organization register as a team together?

How old do I need to be to volunteer?

Can I volunteer if I require a support worker to assist me with performing my Games-time volunteer role?

Is there a language requirement for volunteers?

What volunteer positions will be available?

Why will I be interviewed for my volunteer position?

I already have a Criminal Record Check, will I need to obtain another one?

How will I know if I have been successful in becoming a Games volunteer?

Will I be expected to attend any training sessions?

How will I know when I need to attend the various trainings?

When will I know my detailed schedule of shifts so that I can ensure my availability?

What is the total time commitment in order to be a Games-time volunteer?

I want to volunteer for a specific sport or venue, can that be accommodated?

I want to volunteer as a performer in the Games ceremonies, how do I do so?

I would like to volunteer with my family/friends. Are we able to be assigned to the same venue, role or shift?

How will volunteers be supported throughout the Games?

I signed up for a certain position but have changed my mind, what do I do?

I don’t live in Manitoba, will the 2017 Canada Summer Games pay for my travel or accommodations?

Do volunteers wear uniforms?

What benefits will Games volunteers receive?

What if my circumstances change and I can no longer volunteer with the Games?