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

2646

Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games

 1923

Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games

 2946

Mission 2014 BC Winter Games

 1745

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
  • SHAW TV - VI Sports Producer
  • Human Resource Management Association (BC and the Yukon)
  • Victoria Harbourcats Baseball Club Advisory Committee
    About Volunteerism
    • 2,800 to 3,200 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