State Summer Games

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for our upcoming Summer Games in Albany. Our volunteer online registration is now closed.

We still need your help!

We are encouraging are all interested to select an event listed and check in as a walk-in volunteer or volunteer group.

Simply choose your volunteer job by downloading the INFO SHEET below, follow the instructions outlined and join us the day of the event!

Thank you again and we look forward to meeting you in Albany!


1,500 athletes and coaches from across the state will participate in the 2018 State Summer Games, featuring competitions in Athletics (Track & Field), Aquatics, Basketball, Bowling, Powerlifting, Gymnastics, Tennis and Volleyball. Siena College will host our athletes along with Hudson Valley Community College, World Class Gymnastics Latham, and North Colonie Central School District also serving as host sites.

The Summer Games are one of three annual state games and one of more than 4,000 total competitive experiences held each year throughout New York. All events are free and open to the public.

Opening Ceremonies: Friday, June 15th at 8 PM at Siena College, featuring the Parade of Athletes, entertainment and the lighting of the Special Olympics Cauldron.

Athletic Competition: Saturday, June 16th, in eight Olympic-style sports.

Volunteers are needed to: Set up and break down sports venues, distribute lunches, sell merchandise, and help with our Opening Ceremonies and Olympic Village.

Staff the following athletic competitions: Athletics (Track & Field), Aquatics, Basketball, Bowling, Powerlifting, Gymnastics, Tennis and Volleyball & the most important role… to be ‘FANS in the Stands’ at Opening Ceremonies and at sports venues, cheering the athletes on to victory.

For those looking for friends & family hotel information please click here.


2018 Summer Volunteer Helpful Hints

Aquatics Fans Information Sheet

Aquatics Information Sheet

Athletics Fans Information Sheet

Athletics Throwing AFTERNOON Information Sheet

Athletics Throwing Information Sheet

Athletics Track AFTERNOON Information Sheet

Athletics Track Information Sheet

Basketball Fans Information Sheet

Basketball Information Sheet – Group

Basketball Information Sheet

Bowling Information Sheet

Gymnastics Fans Information Sheet.doc

Gymnastics Information Sheet

Powerlifting Fans Information Sheet.doc

Powerlifting Information Sheet

Tennis Fans Information Sheet.doc

Tennis Information Sheet

Volleyball Fans Information Sheet

Volleyball Information Sheet

Dinner Friday Information Sheet

Dinner Saturday Information Sheet

FANS Information Sheet

HVCC SONY Map volunteers

Opening Ceremonies Fans Information Sheet

Opening Ceremonies Information Sheet

Siena SONY Map volunteers

Social Ambassador Information Sheet