• Logistics
  • Sports Events
  • Awards
  • Registration

No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn! All training will take place on-site.

The Great Lakes Games would not be possible without the hundreds of volunteers needed to support this amazing event. The volunteer experience will be as memorable as the experience of the athletes and coaches!  All volunteers receive training on-site and a phenomenal Games t-shirt! Volunteers will be recruited to fill a variety of needs including logistics*, registration, COVID screening, and specific sport events.

Whether you volunteer with your co-workers, family members or are looking to meet new friends, the games are a great team building event for all involved. Each year our athletes and Games committee members welcome back our past volunteers and look forward to meeting those new to the games. 

Volunteers can choose to sign up for one shift or spend the entire weekend supporting both first time athletes and elite competitors!

Logistics volunteers must be 16 years or older and be willing to do manual labor.  These volunteers will be under the direction of Tom Daily, GLASA Program Director.  They will be responsible for event set up and tear down.  If they are lucky, they also get to spend time riding in a golf cart!


Volunteers are also needed to help fill various leadership positions throughout the event (i.e. volunteer check-in, assigning and overseeing volunteers to specific areas, etc.). This would include meeting prior to the Great Lakes Games and being present for an extended period of time during the event. These leadership positions look good on resumes and job applications for anyone looking to go into teaching, coaching or jobs within the medical field.

COVID Guidelines for Volunteers

All athletes, coaches, staff, and volunteers are required to submit one of the following prior to arrival – proof of vaccination, prior COVID-19 infection, or negative PCR COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to arrival. All submitted documentation will be kept confidential. Anyone who does not provide the documentation listed above will be required to take a guided, self-administered COVID-19 rapid test on site prior to checking in to volunteer for the Great Lakes Games. These tests will be provided at no cost thanks to a generous donation from Abbott Laboratories. Specific information on the requirements prior to arrival, the details of rapid testing, and other COVID guidelines can be found in the “COVID Guidelines for Volunteers” document on the sign up page.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Micaela if you have questions or need further information.  Please help us out by telling your friends, family and co-workers about this volunteer opportunity.

Micaela Venus, CTRS
GLASA Program Director & Volunteer Coordinator
[email protected] | 847-989-7743