Come Join Our Team as a Volunteer!!
The Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged has been a great success for many years due to the knowledge, dedication and commitment of our VOLUNTEERS. There is something for everyone! From running an event, keeping score or timing a race to handing out awards. The smiles on the faces of these fine athletes as they cross the finish line or receive their first medal, is a gratification you will remember for years to come.
Below are some opportunities available and a brief description of the duties involved, with a link to the appropriate volunteer form (a pdf document you must download & print). Please fill out the form completely, including waiver. Return by October 3rd to: Games for the Physically Challenged, SUNY Brockport College, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420 OR fax to (585) 395-2310.
You will be contacted by October 10th to let you know if your application has been accepted and which events & activities you have been scheduled to work.
School Group Volunteers – Please see School Group info and Forms
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & DESCRIPTIONS:
Officials: Officiate track events, field events, and swimming events (see Officials form for more details of days and times). Please use this Official’s Form to apply. If you are not a certified official, please look below for other opportunities to work for a sport.
Buddies: Buddy volunteers are paired with an athlete for the entire day. You are to be a friend and to assist your athlete any way you can (your athlete will let you know how much assistance he/she needs). You will assist in getting your athlete to his/her scheduled competitions on time, try the various demonstrations and share lunch together. Important: This assignment can require some physical stamina…it may be necessary for you to lift a wheelchair bound or otherwise impaired athlete. Buddy Application Form
Interpreters: Interpreters are needed at all event stations to interpret for our deaf and hearing impaired athletes. General Volunteer
Medical: Please see General Volunteer Form (Certification required)
For the committees listed below, please use the General Volunteer Form to apply.
Awards: Awarding medals to individual athletes and packing awards for schools.
Athlete Buddy: Work one on one with an athlete for the entire day. You are to be a friend and to assist your athlete any way you can (your athlete will let you know how much assistance he/she needs). You will assist in getting your athlete to his/her scheduled competitions on time, try the various demonstrations and share lunch together. Important: You must be available for the entire time 9:00am – 2:30PM on Friday.
Athlete Registration: Verify athlete registration; distribute ID cards, setup/tear down registration area. Must be available by 8:00am both days (Friday & Saturday).
Clean-Up: Friday and Saturday – clean up during and at the conclusion of all events – track, pool area, gyms, registration area, demonstration area, refreshment areas especially after lunch.
Commodities: Distribution of athlete uniforms and Volunteer shirts. Must be available by 8:00am both days.
Demonstrations: Assist at specific demonstration by providing instruction, encouraging participants, ensuring safety of the children, and assist with setup/clean-up of area.
Equipment/Setup: Setup/Tear down slalom/demonstration areas; distribute all equipment needed for competitions/demonstrations. 7:30am – 2:30pm
Field Events: Assist officials, measuring, recording, retrieve implements, etc… Setup/clean-up of field event equipment. Must be available for full shift. Must be available 10:30am – 2:30pm
Slalom: Setup and clean-up of slalom course area; assisting athletes through the course. Set up Thursday evening 8:00pm. Competition 10:30am – 2:30pm
Statistics: Record accurate competition results, assign standings, route information to Awards. Volunteer must have knowledge of classifications.
Swimming: Assist with organization of events, assist athletes in the pool, swimming buddy. Must be available Saturday, 9:00am – 12:00 noon.
Track: Assist with clerking for track races, help with line-up of athletes, Guide runners for the blind and visually impaired. Must be available 10:30am -2:30pm
Volunteer Registration: Verify volunteer registration, distribute ID tags, commodities. Setup/ tear down of registration area. Must be available both days at 8:00am.
Venue Addresses: SUNY College at Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420. Events will take place at the Football Stadium and adjacent fields as well as inside the Tuttle North and South Buildings.
It is recommended that volunteers bring appropriate clothing to wear in case of rain. Generally, events will be held in the original locations rain or shine.
To who it may concern,
Camp Smile Inc.has established a policy in 2011 with regard to the operation of the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged. That policy is stated as such:
“All potential participants and volunteers are required to fill out and sign an application, including a waiver of liability, in order to be allowed involvement as participant or volunteer in the 2011 Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged.”
Camp Smile Inc. assumes responsibility for the enforcement of stated policy.