Volunteers fill a variety of essential roles in Wake County Senior Games. Whatever your specialty or area of interest, there is a volunteer position for you. We would be delighted to have you as a Wake County Senior Games volunteer. Please invite your friends, family and co-workers to come with you! Corporate volunteer programs, school groups and individuals are also encouraged to get involved.

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For more information email WakeCountySeniorGames@gmail.com

Volunteer Information and Responsibilities

Volunteers assist with several different jobs associated with events. We usually need volunteers before, during and after events.  Unless at a pool, all volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes, dress in layers and for the weather. It could be cold or hot. Bring sunscreen, and/or gloves and a hat.  We do provide t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis, and some drinks and snacks for volunteers. Lunch is not provided (if you work a shift during lunch hour). You are welcome to bring a small cooler with food and drinks.

General responsibilities include:

Set-Up

Place and set up equipment, put out tables and help staff get ready.

Participant Check-In

Help check in players and participants, hand out t-shirts and snacks.

Scorekeepers

Depending on the sport you may be asked to keep time, judge lines, compile scores or award medals. The staff provide on-site training before the event starts for all scorekeepers.

Clean Up

Gather and remove equipment, box up leftovers.

Specific Event Responsibilities

Basketball: Lots of standing, walking and bending. Wear comfortable shoes. Good eyesight and concentration required.

Bocce: Lots of walking and bending. Volunteers may bring a small camping/umbrella chair.

Bowling: Indoors, good eyesight and concentration required.

CornHole: Lots of standing and some bending. Wear comfortable shoes. Good eyesight and concentration required.

Cycling: Lots of walking. Volunteers may bring a small camping/umbrella chair.

Horseshoes: Lots of standing, walking and bending. This is a messy game; volunteers will get dirty.

Pickleball Doubles: Lots of standing, walking and bending. Wear comfortable shoes. Good eyesight and concentration required. Indoors.

Pickleball Singles: Lots of standing, walking and bending. Wear comfortable shoes. Good eyesight and concentration required. Indoors.

Shuffleboard: Lots of standing, walking and bending. This is a messy game; volunteers will get dirty.

SilverArts Follies: Volunteers are asked to dress “business casual”. Setting up refreshments.

SilverArts Recognition: Volunteers are asked to dress “business casual”. Setting up refreshments.

Swimming: Indoors. Dress for being inside a warm pool area. Good eyesight and concentration required.

Table Tennis: Indoors. Lots of standing, walking and bending. Wear comfortable shoes. Good eyesight and concentration required.

Track and Field: Track times, track lap counters, field judges, field scorer, ball retriever. Lots of standing, walking and bending.