2018 Summer Games

June 08-10, 2018

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Dear Volunteer,

Welcome to the 2018 Summer Games registration page. This season, Special Olympics athlets throughout the Garden State are hard at work training in bocce, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball, swimming, tennis and track & field events. To volunteer for Summer Games, please complete the online registration in its entirety. Only select one (1) position per day if you wish to volunteer for multiple days. Once submitted you may review your confirmation and will also receive an email of your itinerary. Please know positions are on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

Age Requirement: Volunteers must be at least 14 years old with many positions requiring a minimum age of 16. Positions are not available for individuals under age 14.

Please recognize that by submitting your registration, you are committing to volunteer for the duration of the event(s) you selected. If you are unable to commit to the entire time slot, do not register for htat event. In the event you sign up and fail to fulfill obligations of staying for the duration, it may affect your status in volunteering for future Special Olympics New Jersey events. 

Questions?? Please contact Volunteer Services at VOLUNTEER@sonj.org.

Date: June 8-10, 2018
Location: The College of New Jersey, Ewing

*Please Note:
Gymnastics - Schafer's Sports Center in Ewing
Team Softball - Armstrong Fields - 1/2 mile from The College of New Jersey
 
*Positions will be added periodically as events are being finalized. Please continue to visit the site for updates*

2018 Summer Games - Competition Positions
 
Bocce - Must be at least 16 years old
June 9; 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June 10; 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 
Gymnastics - Must be at least 14 years old - Location Schafer's Sports Complex, Ewing
June 9; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Venue Set-up
June 10; 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Softball Throw/Field Events - Must be at least 14 years old
June 9; 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 10; 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 
Swimming - Must be at least 16 years old
June 9; 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June 10; 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
*Awards Announcer and Staging volunteers must commit to both days*

Team Softball - Must be at least 14 years old
June 9; 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 10; 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
*Scorekeeper - Experience Required

 
Tennis - Must be at least 14 years old
June 8; 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
June 9; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 10; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
*If signing up as a scorekeeper - Experience Required
 
Track Events - Must be at least 14 years old
June 9; 6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 10; 6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 
2018 Summer Games - Auxiliary/Support Positions
 
Athlete Experience Assistant - Must be at least 16 years old
June 9; 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Healthy Athletes General Assistant - Must be at least 16 years old
June 9; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June 10; 7:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 
Information - Must be at least 16 years old
June 8; 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
June 9; 6:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
June 10; 6:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Law Enforcement - Must be a uniformed law enforcement officer
June 9; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 10; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 
Local Training Program (LTP) Escort - Must be at least 16 years old
June 9; 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 10; 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Olympic Village General Assistant - Must be at least 16 years old
June 9; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 10; 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Opening Ceremony - Must be at least 16 years old
June 8; 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 
Souvenir Sales - Must be at least 16 years old
June 9; 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June 10; 6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 
Balance Bike Race Course Assistant - Must be at least 16 years old
June 9; 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 
Sports Park Assistant - Must be at least 16 years old
June 9; 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 
Venue Break Down - Must be at least 14 years old
June 10; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Young Athlete Program - Must be at least 16 years old
June 9; 8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
June 10; 8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 
2018 Summer Games - Healthy Athletes Medical Volunteer
 
Healthy Athletes Medical Disciplines:
Baseline Concussion Testing
Fit Feet
Fun Fitness
Health Promotion
Healthy Hearing
Opening Eyes
Special Smiles

June 9 - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and/or 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June 10 - 7:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

To volunteer for Healthy Athletes as a medical volunteer, you are required to have an Access Code which may be obtained from the Clinical Director of your applicable discipline. For information on contacting your discipline's Clinical Director, please email krs@sonj.org. 

 

2018 Summer Games - Olympic Village Partner Volunteer - Coming Soon
 

To volunteer for Olympic Village as a corporate partner volunteer, you are required to have an Access Code which may be obatined from the leader of your applicable corporate sponsor. For information on your group leader, please email volunteer@sonj.org and indicate the applicable corporate sponsor.

Special Olympics New Jersey is supported by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey Department of Recreation.