The 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation will need 4,000-plus volunteers over the 9-16 August 2014 event. Be part of one of the largest LGBT sports and entertainment events in the world!

SIGN UP to volunteer for 2014 Gay Games HERE!

Questions? Contact the Volunteer Team at volunteers@gg9cle.com or 216-479-6473.

Please reference this step-by-step TRS guide if you have any questions about how to sign up as a volunteer on the site.

Volunteer Trainings: We will be holding volunteer training sessions during the month of July. While they are not mandatory, these sessions are highly recommended, as they provide you with a chance to become more comfortable with your activities, ask questions, and meet other volunteers. Please use this link to sign up for your training session and to learn more: http://bit.ly/GG9Training

Volunteer Opportunities:

Opportunities exist for individuals, community organizations, businesses and others to volunteer at the Gay Games. You can commit as few as four hours during Games week and up to as many as you would like. Learn more here.

• Airport Welcome            • Hotel Welcome  

• Closing Ceremony          • Opening Ceremony

• Culture Events                • Participation Accreditation

• Event Hospitality            • Sports Events

• Festival Village               • Volunteer Check-In

Benefits of Volunteering:

• Meet thousands of individuals from around the world

• Give back to your community

• Volunteers will receive a 2014 Gay Games volunteer T-shirt, volunteer bag, the official Gay Games program and hospitality

Adopt an Event Today!

Companies, nonprofits, social organizations and college groups are invited to organize a volunteer team and adopt a sport or an event for the 2014 Gay Games. Bring your organization together for a great teambuilding experience to support this spectacular event. Contact Chelsea Kertes, Volunteer Coordinator, at ckertes@gg9cle.com to secure your event and for more information. Please Note: If you would like our team to set up and organize your group, then you need to contact us before July 15th. You are welcome to sign up a group after that time, but you would have to set that up on your own.

Want to get involved in the Games earlier?

In the months leading up to the Games, we will have a variety of opportunities to become more involved. Currently, we are holding weekly sessions in which volunteers contact potential participants to encourage them to register for the Games. Please register to volunteer on the volunteer registration website and send an email to volunteers@gg9cle.com to express your interest.

Share your Story:

We are featuring volunteer spotlights on our e-newsletter, website and social media. If you are interested in telling us your story, please complete this questionnaire. When you have completed it, please send it along with a picture of yourself to volunteers@gg9cle.com

Interested in being a Games Champion?

This volunteer grassroots marketing effort identifies key volunteers to help get word out about the Games in their respective city/region and/or sport or cultural event. We also have a separate Cleveland+Akron Champions Program for ambassadors in the host region for hometown outreach support across the communities at large. Click here for more information on the Champions Program as well as to access the sign-up link to become a Champion.