World Masters Games 2017 is coming! In 2017, 25,000 athletes will compete across 28 different sports and 45 different venues throughout Auckland and Waikato. Whether playing to stay fit, to have fun or quite simply to win, it is the event of a lifetime. Join the ‘Pit Crew’ and be part of the 4,000 strong team of volunteers that will make it happen.



All WMG2017 Pit Crew Volunteers can log in to the Volunteer Portal via the link below:

The ‘Pit Crew’ are at the heart of World Masters Games 2017. They are the support team helping 25,000 athletes achieve their personal best, and play a vital role in ensuring the Games run smoothly and are an enjoyable experience for all.We are looking for Pit Crew volunteers who:

  • Have a positive attitude
  • Have an ability to work well in a team environment and ‘go the extra mile’
  • Are approachable and friendly
  • Will be an outstanding ambassador for World Masters Games 2017

Volunteer Categories

The World Masters Games 2017 Pit Crew roles are grouped into four categories. Each of these is quite distinctive, so it’s important to apply for the category that best matches your skills and experience.


Volunteer Category




Technical Delegate with extensive experience in, and responsibility for, delivering their chosen sport. Technical Delegates are appointed directly by their sport and this category is not open to the general public for volunteer applications. Please consult with your chosen sport for further information regarding a Technical Volunteer nomination.

All Technical Delegates have been assigned to each sport and this role is now CLOSED. 



All referees and umpires, as well as those who assist with the delivery of each sport (such as marshals, assisting at aid stations, equipment set up).

All Sport Volunteer roles are full. Applications have closed.



Assisting with all aspects of the delivery of the Games – such as transport, ceremonies, workforce, marketing, commercial, accreditation and registration.

All Games Volunteer roles are full. Applications have closed.



Qualified First Aiders are required at each Games venue. Relevant equipment will be provided at each venue to Volunteers who are able to fulfill this role. 

All Medical Volunteer roles are full. Applications have closed.


Minimum requirements 

To enable us to deliver the best World Masters Games ever, there are a number of minimum requirements and commitments that all World Masters Games 2017 Pit Crew need to meet:

  • Be at least 17 years of age (as at December 31, 2016)
  • Be available for a minimum of four volunteer shifts during the Games period (April 21 – 30, 2017)
  • Be available to attend an in-person interview (held in Auckland and Waikato in 2016)
  • Be available to attend training (March / April 2017) and collect your uniform and accreditation pass (April 2017)
  • Consent to and successfully undertake NZ Police Vetting
  • Agree to World Masters Games 2017 Volunteer terms and conditions
  • Ability to cover your own travel and accommodation costs

Volunteer Journey

There are a number of steps in the volunteer journey, which begins with online application.


**Please note, some volunteer roles (such as Technical Volunteers) may be exempt from the interview stage as they will be endorsed by their sporting organisation.

If you have any queries in regards to being a World Masters Games 2017 Volunteer, read through the FAQs, or contact us on or 0800 777 463