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 many 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 April 15th to: Office of County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Games for the Physically Challenged, 1550 Franklin Ave, Suite 212, Mineola, NY 11501 or fax to: (516) 571-0260.
You will be contacted by May 15th 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.
Interpreters: Interpreters are needed at all event stations to interpret for our deaf and hearing impaired athletes. Interperter Form
For the committees listed below, please use the General Volunteer Form to apply. Volunteers must be available to cover for the entire time shift of area they are requesting.
Awards: Awarding medals to individual athletes and packing awards for schools.
Athlete Registration: Verify athlete registration; distribute ID cards, setup/tear down registration area. Must be available by 8:00am both days (Friday & Saturday).
Team Wheelchair Basketball: Score keepers
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, (inside & out), especially after lunch.
Commodities: Distribution of athlete uniforms. 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 information booths, slalom/demonstration areas; distribute all equipment needed for competitions/demonstrations.
Field Events: Assist officials, measuring, recording, retrieve implements, etc… <,br> Food: Setup, serve, and clean up. Must be available for full shift.
Food: Setup, serve, and clean up. Must be available for full shifts.
Slalom: Setup and clean up of slalom course area; assisting athletes through the course.
Statistics: Record accurate competition results, assign standings, route information to Awards. Must have computer knowledge.
Swimming: Assist with organization of events, assist athletes in the pool, swimming buddy.
Table Tennis: Assist with line-up of matches, score keeping at each table, ball chasers.
Track: Assist with clerking for track races, help with line up of athletes. Guide runners for the blind and visually impaired.
Volunteer Registration: Verify volunteer registration, distribute ID tags, commodities. Setup/ tear down of registration area.
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.
Mitchel Athletic Complex, 1 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Uniondale, NY 11553
Nassau Community College, One Education Drive, Garden City, NY 11530-6793