When are volunteers needed?
The Portland VA Health Care System is privileged to host the 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games this July. We anticipate about 600 Veterans will attend this year, along with the support of their caregivers/spouses.
As you can imagine, an event of this proportion requires a very large staff of volunteers – 3,000, to be exact! Let’s work together to support these amazing athletes.
We will need volunteers between July 2 and 9, 2020.
What do volunteers do at the Wheelchair Games?
There are volunteer assignments for all interests and abilities. Assignments range from labor-intensive set-up and break-down of basketball floors, to sedentary assignments in hospitality areas such as signing out specialty wheelchairs.
Who can volunteer?
We have opportunities for volunteers age 11 and up (some assignments are restricted to adults 18 and over). We require a parent or guardian signature for minors to participate, and volunteers ages 11-13 must have adult supervision at all times. Adults accompanying minors at the Wheelchair Games must also be registered volunteer.
We welcome volunteers from outside Portland!
However, you must provide your own transportation and lodging.
Spread the word and apply to volunteer today!