Opportunities for Event Volunteers
Volunteers needed for the Winter Games!
Date – February 22nd and 23rd, 2020
- Eversource Windsor – 1985 Blue Hills Ave Ext, Windsor
-Time – 8:15am to 3:30pm
Job Descriptions -
- Athlete Escort - Under the direction of a team’s head Coach, volunteer will be assign to an athlete/team for the day and escort them to staging areas, competition venues, lunch and Olympic town
- 100/50/25 Meter Ski Course – Assist with staging, timing, monitoring or scorekeeping the 100/50/25 meter Cross Country Courses
- 250 Meter Ski Loop - Assist with staging, timing, monitoring, or scorekeeping the 250 meter Cross Country Course
- 100/50 Meter Snowshoe Course - Assist the athlete with getting their snowshoes on and off. Assist with staging, timing, monitoring, or scorekeeping the snow shoe races
- Snowshoe Loop – Assist the athlete with getting their snowshoes on and off. Assist with staging, timing, monitoring, or scorekeeping the snow shoe races
To sign up to help with Cross Country or Snow Shoeing click HERE
- International Skating Center of Simsbury – 1375 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury
-Time – 8:00am to 4:00pm
Job Descriptions –
- Athlete Escort - Under the direction of a team’s head Coach, volunteer will be assign to an athlete/team for the day and escort them to staging areas, competition, lunch, and Olympic town
To sign up to help with Speed Skating click HERE
- Powder Ridge – 99 Powder Hill Rd, Middlefield
-Time – 7:00am to 4:00pm
- Athlete Escort - Guide a group of athletes from the Staging area at the bottom of the mountain to the chairlift and up to the start area for their event. Remain with your assigned group at the start line until they are ready to start. Collect your group of athletes from the finish line at the end of their heat and guide them to Staging for their second runs, or to the Awards area on completion of their event. Return to the Staging area and guide another group of athletes for their event. Gatekeeper – Stationed on the mountain, watching the race to be sure all racers are going through the correct gates. If athletes go off the course, or miss a gate, and complete their run they are disqualified. Encourage athletes who fall to get back up, but do not render assistance to them in accordance with the “one minute rule” (which will be explained further on the day).
- Course Setter & Maintenance - Work closely with the Race Committee to set up the course in the morning, and groom the course as needed throughout the day.
- Results Runner - Stationed at the bottom of the course, take completed heat sheets and Athletes from each completed event across to the Awards area. Assist in controlling spectator traffic near the finish line area as required. Cheer on the athletes as they finish their runs.
- Parking Lot Attendant –
- Parking Assistance – Greet and direct teams, athletes, spectators and volunteers in the parking lot area.
- Team/Athlete unloading – Help teams and athletes to transport their equipment from the parking lot to the Equipment Tent and ski/snowboard racks.
- General event support – Once the event is underway, provide assistance at various competition areas as needed throughout the day, and cheer on athletes in their events.
- End-of-day Team/Athlete departure – Help teams and athletes transport their equipment back to the parking lot and load their vehicles at the end of each day.
- Time Results/Recorder –
- Race Timer – Stationed at the bottom of the course, use stopwatches to record athlete times. Convey results to results recorder. Some volunteers may be called upon to assist with the operation of computerized timing equipment.
- Results Recorder - Stationed at the bottom of the course, record athlete times and places. After all athletes in heat have completed their races, give completed heat sheet to results runners to bring to the Awards area.
- Finish Line Support - Ensure spectators do not interfere with finish line area, cheer on the athletes as they complete their race, and make sure athletes know to come to a stop at the end of the race and wait for their escort.
- Course Public Address (PA) liaison – Communicate each athlete’s results to the PA announcer (if present)
To sign up to help with Alpine Skiing click HERE
If you have any questions, please contact:
Katie York, Director of Volunteers, Sports and Local Programs
(203) 230-1201, ext. 224