BC Games Volunteers

A volunteer Board of Directors for each BC Winter and BC Summer Games operates under a 14-Directoratre structure, with 75+ committee chairs, 100's of committee members, and 1000's of Games-time volunteers.  This team of approximately 2,800 (BC Winter Games) to 3,000 (BC Summer Games) volunteers plan and stage the Games.  Volunteer positions range from food preparation and service to transporting participants between venues, from managing competitions to medical services, from staging special events (like the Opening Ceremony) to establishing recycling processes.
Games Stats

Games Volunteers
Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games 2155
Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games   1951

Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games

Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games
Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games
Mission 2014 BC Winter Games
Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games 2850
Greater Vernon 2012 BC Winter Games 2210
Township of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games 2599
Terrace 2010 BC Winter Games  1797
Kelowna 2008 BC Summer Games 2562
Kimberley-Cranbrook 2008 BC Winter Games 3033
Kamloops 2006 BC Summer Games 3246
Greater Trail 2006 BC Winter Games 3110
Abbotsford 2004 BC Summer Games 3639
Port Alberni 2004 BC Winter Games 3212
Nanaimo 2002 BC Summer Games 4271
Williams Lake 2002 BC Winter Games 3100
Victoria 2000 BC Summer Games 4129
Quesnel 2000 BC Winter Games 3385

Volunteerism and BC Games Staff

The BC Games are built on volunteerism, from the society's Board of Directors, to the sport volunteers, to the community members who step forward.  The BC Games Society staff rely heavily on the commitment and knowledge of volunteers.  As volunteers ourselves in a variety of community based programs, we understand what motivates and inspires a volunteer to be their best.  Here are some of the organizations BC Games Society staff contribute their volunteer time to:

  • Hillcrest Elementary School
  • KidSport Greater Victoria
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport
  • viaSport
  • Bays United Soccer
  • Victoria Junior Field Hockey
  • BC Wheelchair Sports
  • Human Resource Management Association (BC and the Yukon)

About Volunteerism

  • 2,000 to 3,000 volunteers are needed to plan and stage the BC Winter and BC Summer Games
  • Since the first BC Games in 1978, there have been over 150,000 volunteers involved
  • On average, Host Community Directors and Chairs commit 22 hours per week to planning for the Games
  • in 2010 over 13.3 million people in Canada volunteered (47% of those 15 and over) *
  • Canadian volunteers devoted almost 2.07 billion hours (which is equivalent to nearly 1.1 million full-time jobs) *
  • 10% of the volunteers in 2010 accounted for 53% of all volunteer hours, more than 390 hours each *
  • 19% of all volunteer hours were spent with sport and recreation organizations *
  • Volunteer for the upcoming Games


Statistics Canada - Volunteering in Canada

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