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