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Missouri State Senior Games

June 7-10, 2018
senior games volunteers

It’s that time of year again when we begin to finalize plans for the Missouri State Senior Games which are scheduled for June 14-18, 2017. We would like to invite you to again join us as a volunteer for the 2017 Missouri State Senior Games. Also, if you have friends or family members who would be interested in helping with the games, please enclose their names and addresses with your registration form or call us at (573) 884-2946 and we will send a registration form to them.

Last year's event was again a huge success. We had 1,700 senior athletes from 15 states take part. Much of the credit for the success of our games must go to the outstanding group of volunteers, like you, who have contributed a lot of time and hard work to make the Senior Games a first class event. Your efforts have certainly been noticed and appreciated by the competitors who have had nothing but compliments for the work of the volunteers.

This year, we anticipate welcoming over 2,000 participants, along with members of their families and friends. We are confident that these visitors and participants will be impressed with the warmest hospitality mid-Missouri has to offer. We hope you are able to enjoy some of the many activities that will be taking place during the Senior Games. As participation in our games continues to grow, the number of volunteers needed to assist us in the administration of this event increases proportionately. Thus, we urge you to be a Missouri State Senior Games volunteer.

On behalf of everyone associated with the Missouri State Senior Games, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your generous contribution of time as a volunteer. Your enthusiasm and courtesy will provide a rewarding experience for all our visitors.

Ways to Become a Volunteer
  1. Print and Complete the Volunteer Form. Then Fax (573-884-4004) or Mail (1400 Rock Quarry Center, Entrance 5, Columbia 65211) the completed form to our office.
  2. Call the Show-Me STATE GAMES office, (573) 884-2946, for any volunteer questions or if you would like a Volunteer Registration Form faxed, e-mailed or mailed to you.
  3. Corporate Volunteer Program: If you have 12 or more volunteers from your business or group (can also include family and friends), then check out this special program to give your business or group recognition while volunteering.
  4. Register Online:  (online registration will be open Mid March)
General Volunteer Information

Volunteer  Information - Questions regarding volunteer assignments can be answered at the SMSG Office at 1400 Rock Quarry Center, Entrance 5. Volunteer t-shirts can be picked up at our offcie during the week of June 12th, 2017 from 8 to 5. You may also  call the MSSG office at 884-2946 or email at

Where Do I Go? – You will be contacted by mail, e-mail or phone prior to the event to advise you of your volunteer assignment(s).  You should arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time and report to the sport commissioner or person he/she has designated to coordinate volunteer assignments for the activity.

What will my job be? - Various duties within each sport are listed at the bottom of the page. All we ask for is your cooperation and your friendly smile. All volunteer assignments can be easily learned within a short time.

What Should I Wear? – Wear your official Missouri State Senior Games Volunteer T-shirt. If your volunteer site is outside, we recommend that you wear some form of protection from the sun such as a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. It is also recommended that you bring some bottled water to drink.

Bad Weather? - Please watch our website and/or our facebook page for any incliment weather updates. Any delays or cancellations will be posted there.  If sport is delayed, you will still be needed. Onsite registration may continue if just rain and there is a sheltered place to do so. 

Where / When Do I Pick-Up My Volunteer T-Shirt? – T-Shirts can be picked up at the SMSG office, 1400 Rock Quarry Center, Entrance 5  (way on the back side of the building) Look for signs.  8 to 5 week of June 12th, 2017.

Volunteer Activities
  • 3on3 Basketball – Scorekeeper, timer
  • Basketball Skill Contests – Scorer, check-in competitors, establish order of shooting
  • Cycling – Course marshal, timer/recorder
  • Football/Softball Skill Contests – Scorer, check-in competitors, establish order of shooting
  • Golf – Starter, scorecard check-in/posting, course marshal
  • Horseshoes – Scorer, scoreboard operator
  • Pickleball - Check-in, scoring, linesmen -- merging with Show-Me STATE GAMES
  • Registration - Check-in of athletes, t-shirt distribution 
  • Road Races – Timer, recorder, course monitor
  • Shuffleboard – Court referee, scorer, assign courts, record match results, update brackets
  • Swimming – Timer -- merging with Show-Me STATE GAMES
  • Track and Field – Timer/Finish judge, field event assistant
  • Volleyball – Record scores, assign courts, update brackets
  • Washers – Scorer, record scores, update brackets
  • Miscellaneous Sports - For sports only needing 1 to 5 volunteers
    See list of miscellaneous sports on volunteer registration form.  Please review the Senior Games Volunteer Activity Descriptions on the Volunteer Registration Form for more information.
  • Volunteer Committees

    Volunteer Coordinator