Volunteers Make the Games Happen

Volunteers are the driving force and heart and soul of the BC Games. Each volunteer is committed to ensure that the community comes together in a celebration of pride and that participants have an unforgettable experience. From meal preparation, to transportation, to hospitality, and sport competitions, the enthusiasm and expertise of volunteers is what makes it all happen.

This begins with the Board of Directors of the BC Games Society. These community leaders from around the province provide direction to the society and support to the staff. They believe in the value of sport and the impact of the Games.

Volunteers in Games host communities are involved in every aspect of Games planning.  A community-based Board of Directors lead as many as 3,200 volunteers to stage their BC Summer or BC Winter Games.   They are proud to celebrate and showcase their community to participants and guests from across the province.

Provincial Sport Organizations provide a series of volunteers from the Provincial Advisor as the technical contact for the sport, to the Sport Chair who oversees the planning in the Games community, to Zone Representatives who manage the qualification and registration process for their sport in each of the eight BC Games zones.  Their work ensures athletes have the opportunity to attend the Games and that quality coaches and officials are in place to lead athletes to a personal best.

The BC Games Society supports the development of volunteers through an extensive transfer of knowledge program that helps to foster the philosophy of helping others lead.  The Society believes that the BC Games are a catalyst to personal and community leadership development.