State Summer Games

Albany, NY

June 16th – 18th, 2017

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 | #Siena | #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.


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of the

Special Olympics NY State Summer Games so make sure to keep an eye open for our

volunteer registration forms at