Volunteer Opportunities


Sports

Competition support, officials, scorekeeping, timekeeping, ball persons, team and athlete support, sport venue and access support.


Special Events

All non-competition events & social activities such as (but not limited to) Awards Operations, Awards Production, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Fan Zone, Healthy Athlete Medical Exams, Young Athletes Festival, Young Healthy Athletes, Unified Sports.


Operations

Emergency Management, IT, Credentials, Catering/Food Service, Waste Management, Sustainability, Volunteers, Accommodations, Logistics, Transportation, Security, Safety, Weather Plan, Family Program, Fan Services, Delegation Services, Baggage Handling and Bus Captains.


Marketing & Development

Media Operations, Social Media, Copywriting/Editing, Graphic Design, Content Development, Photography, Video Production, Asset Tagging & Uploading, Partner activation, Ambassador relations.


Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years old by June 5, 2022.
  • Minor volunteers 16-17 years old must have a parent or legal guardian complete their registration and hand-sign their waivers.
  • Each volunteer must have their own email address and mobile phone number for registration. No sharing emails/phone #s.
  • Volunteers are required to sign a 2022 Special Olympics USA Games waiver and an ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex waiver. Adults have the option to sign the waivers electronically online.
  • Minor volunteers must have their Parent or Legal Guardian print out, hand-sign and upload the Games and ESPN Complex waivers to their profile in the Volunteer Management System.
  • Some volunteer roles require a background check, motor vehicle check and/or a non-disclosure agreement.
  • Individual volunteers must sign up for a minimum of three (3) shifts.
  • Volunteers must follow all health, safety, venue operating guidelines and volunteer code of conduct at all times.
  • Volunteers must complete required online training and orientation before receiving credentials, Game issued items and before volunteering.
  • Add volunteers@2022usagames.org to your email contacts to ensure you receive Games updates and scheduling information.

Volunteer Groups

  • Any individual, company or nonprofit interested in organizing a volunteer group will be able to submit an application for review/approval in January 2022.
  • Must have a minimum of 20 people, each of whom will volunteer a minimum of three (3) shifts.
  • Group volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years old when registering to volunteer.
  • If these criteria cannot be met, people can still volunteer as an individual if they are a minimum of 16 years old by June 5, 2022.

Volunteer Registration & Shift Selection

  • Summer 2021 – People interested in volunteering can register by creating an account in the Volunteer Management System.
  • January 2022 – Volunteer Group application instructions will be available.
  • Early 2022 – Individual Volunteer shifts selection will be available.

Volunteer Training & Orientation

  • Spring 2022, each volunteer will receive a link to take their required online training. Once training is complete, you will receive additional information about the Games and your role and be eligible to receive your credential and Games-issued items.
  • Volunteer Orientation sessions will be held on May 14, 2022 in the morning and May 17, 2022 in the evening. Both sessions will be held at the Arena at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Volunteers will be able to pick up their credential, t-shirt and Games-issued swag bag. We strongly encourage attendance to prepare you for your role and to collect your Games-issued items.
  • Online venue training and orientation sessions will be held for all other venues prior to the Games
  • Out-of-town volunteers and those not able to attend an Orientation session will need to pick up their credential, T-shirt, Cap and swag bag at the Games Central Distribution Center. Dates to pick up will be May 28 & 29, June 1-5. More etails on location and times will be provided soon.

Download The App

  • The best way to stay up to date on everything USA Games is to download the Games app and create an account. Please check and verify the email we send you, and then you are set to log into the app and get started.



FAQ’s

Sports Venues at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort

700 S. Victory Way, Orlando, FL 34747 (407) 939-1500

Athletics – ESPN Wide World of Sports Track & Field Complex

Basketball – Visa Athletic Center

Cheerleading – The Arena

Flag Football – Marathon Fields 18, 19, 21 & 23

Gymnastics – The Arena

Powerlifting – The Arena

Soccer – Marathon Fields 16 & 17, 7 & 9

Softball – Diamondplex

Volleyball - Visa Center


Sports Venues on Disney property but not at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Surfing – Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Bocce - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort 

Special Events & Support Areas at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Athlete Meals – To Be Determined

Awards – The Arena

CEO Challenge – The Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Chill Zone – Field 25

Closing Ceremony – The Arena

Fan Zone – Field 20

Healthy Athlete Exams – HP Field House

Sensory Zone – To Be Determined

Unified Sports Activities – Field 25

Young Athletes Festival/Young Healthy Athletes – Field 20



ORLANDO, ORANGE COUNTY & OSCEOLA COUNTY VENUES

Sports Venues

• Bowling – Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center | 10749 E Colonial Blvd | Orlando 32817 
• Equestrian – Osceola Heritage Park (Silver Spurs Arena) | 1875 Silver Spur Lane | Kissimmee 34744 
• Golf – Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge | 16301 Phil Ritson Way | Winter Garden 34787 
• Stand Up Paddle Board & Open Swim – Lucky’s Lake, Lake Cane | 6645 Lake Cane Drive | Orlando 32819
• Swimming – Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center | 8422 International Drive | Orlando 32819 
• Tennis – USTA National Campus | 10000 USTA Blvd | Orlando 32827
• Triathlon – Waterfront Park at Lake Minneola (mix in with existing Tri event) | 330 3rd Street | Clermont 34711 

Special Events & Support Area Venues

• Delegation Arrivals/Departures – Amtrak Train Station at Orlando International Airport Intermodal Terminal Facility | 1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd | Orlando 32827 
• Opening Ceremony Staging – Amway Center | 400 W. Church Street | Orlando 32801 
• Cheer Line – Path walked by athletes between Amway Center and Exploria Stadium for Opening Ceremony
• Opening Ceremony/Ticketed Event – Exploria Stadium | 655 W. Church Street | Orlando 32805 
• Delegation Arrivals/Departures – Orlando Executive Airport | 365 Rickenbacker Drive | Orlando 32803 
• Delegation Arrivals/Departures – Orlando International Airport | 1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd | Orlando 32827 
• Delegation Arrivals/Departures Orlando Sanford International Airport | 1200 Red Cleveland Blvd | Sanford 32773 
• Warehouse – To Be Determined
• Other Pre-Games Special Events – Locations To Be Determined

Orlando International (MCO), Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)

• Parking is complimentary at all competition venues.
• Parking at Opening Ceremony for working volunteers is still To Be Determined.
• General and valet parking at Disney Resorts when staying at a Disney Resort is paid parking and the responsibility of the volunteer.
• Please leave valuables at home. Do not leave valuables in your car/visible. The 2022 USA Games organization and venue are not responsible for loss or damage to your vehicle or personal property.

• Transportation to & from Central Florida, competition venues, non-competition venues, airports and Opening Ceremony is the responsibility of the volunteer.

• Disney may offer very limited transportation to & from select Disney Resorts and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for Resort guests.

One (1) complimentary meal will be served for each shift worked of five (5) hours or more. Start date TBD. Food allergies will be accommodated to the extent possible when advance notice is provided during registration.

Volunteers working three (3) shifts or more will receive two (2) Games T-shirts and a Games cap. Please do not alter these items in any way. Khaki pants, walking shorts, or skirts in good condition/appearance are preferred clothing to wear with your Games-issued T-shirt. The length of the shorts or skirts should be below the fingertips of the volunteer while standing with her/his arms extended straight down. Group volunteers working two (2) shifts will receive one (1) Games T-shirt and a Games cap.

Clothing that is not allowed:
• Jeans (Except at Equestrian)
• Clothing with holes/tears or branding
• See-through
• Low-riding pants

• No political, cause marketing or commercial slogans, logos or branding accessories (buttons or pins), jewelry or clothing may be worn other than what appears on your Games issued items.
• It will be summertime and many positions are outdoors so please take precautions such as sunscreen, non-mirrored sunglasses and sun-reflective under shirt/clothing.
• Volunteers may wear their own small-sized, non-logoed fanny pack, backpack or shoulder bag during their shift. No lockers or storage is available so you will want to pack light and plan to keep the item on you at all times.

The USA Games is committed to ensuring that our over 5,500 athletes have a fantastic experience. We know that our volunteers play an important role in making this happen and are just as committed to making sure you have a positive, memorable experience as well. In order to be able to dedicate the resources needed to support our volunteers, it is important to have a reliable and consistent volunteer base.

Here is information to help you Plan Your Trip including rates at Walt Disney World Resort and Good Neighbor hotels.

Orlando is one of the most visited cities in the world. Whether you plan to spent the entire time at Walt Disney World Resort, or explore the other sites and sounds of Central Florida, Experience Kissimmee and Visit Orlando, we know you’ll have the experience of a lifetime.

For information about our Partners reference: 2022specialolympicsusagames.org/about/sponsors