State Summer Games

Albany, NY

June 16th – 18th, 2017

Volunteer Registration is now closed – please choose a job below and come as a walk-in volunteer!

Opening Ceremonies will be held on Friday, June 16th at 8 PM at Siena College.   Join the cheering sections for the Parade of athletes, witness the lighting of the cauldron and FIREWORKS to celebrate the opening of the games!

We still need volunteers for our Athletics: Track and Field competition at Hudson Valley Community College on Saturday, June 17th. Please click any of the links below for more information on how to be a walk-in volunteer.

Athletics Track MORNING Information Sheet
Athletics Track AFTERNOON Information Sheet
Athletics Throwing MORNING Information Sheet
Athletics Throwing AFTERNOON Information Sheet

Volleyball The Sage Colleges Information Sheet
Tennis Information Sheet
Opening Ceremonies Information Sheet
Closing Ceremonies Information Sheet
Bowling Information Sheet
Basketball Information Sheet


Volunteer to Cheer – Schedule of events for fans:
FANS Information Sheet

Types of Volunteers:

Service Volunteers: An individual or group who is willing to commit and dedicate their day to the athletes and willing to do the job needed of them. These jobs can include, but are not limited to: set up, athlete escorts, stagers, timers, scorekeeping and etc. Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age; those 13 through 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Service volunteers, please do not bring young children to your assignment.

Volunteer to Cheer: An individual or group that would like the volunteer role of our cheering section for our athletes ~ Fans in the stands! This is a very important role, as many athletes travel far and do not always have the opportunity for their families to attend and cheer them on. Fan stations are made available at most events for you to make a sign or banner to add to the fun! Social volunteers can be ANY AGE.

Social Ambassador: An individual or group that are social media enthusiasts. We are looking for individuals who can capture the moment(s) and publish to Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook using

#SONYstates | #SienaCollege | #SpecialOlympicsNY

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 venues: Athletics, Aquatics, Basketball, Bowling, Gymnastics, Power lifting, Tennis, and Volleyball.


Summer Games Volunteer Job Descriptions

Online Volunteer Registration

Volunteer Application PDF
Helpful Hints
How to be a Group Leader
Cheer Kit