Volunteers are the backbone of our sport, and there are many diverse opportunities, which are useful for skill development, networking and offer a fun environment to meet new people who share active values. Volunteering with Ontario can be fun, rewarding, and challenging.
To find out more about these opportunities, including role descriptions, requirements, and event dates and locations, please scroll down below.
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Officiating: If you are a parent, ex-athlete or just someone interested in officiating in the world’s oldest sport, then perhaps you should consider becoming a track and field official. Select Officiating in the drop down menu to find out more about officiating with Athletics Ontario. Experience is not required although can be helpful. Athletics Ontario also holds workshops for beginners to get you started and familiar with the roles. Experience can be gained through volunteering at local or sanctioned events, before officiating at Championship events.
Minor Officials: These are the support team members for our officials, and our meets cannot be run without these enthusiastic and hard-working crews. Roles include assisting in the measuring of jumps and throws, helping at water stations, and the positioning (and repositioning!) of equipment during events, such as hurdles, pole vault bars, and wind gauges for the safety and accuracy of our athlete-performers. No experience necessary as training can be done on site on the day of the event.
Coaching: Many coaches with Athletics Ontario clubs are volunteers, and many clubs can use passionate youth and adults looking to help develop young athletes. Some opportunities require a minimum level of NCCP certification, but some clubs may assist in obtaining this for select candidates.