Get in the Games!
Become a Volunteer

The JCC Maccabi Games® & Access is a celebration of our entire community, working together to strengthen our identity, engage volunteers of all ages and build a foundation for the future.

This event will require the time and assistance of more than 1,500 volunteers. From host families to event operations and everything in between, there are volunteer opportunities to fit your interest, talent and schedule. Whether you volunteer during the week of the Games or in a role leading up to the event, the time is now to get involved!

All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older as of July 31, 2024 for daytime shifts or 21 or older to volunteer for the evening social events. Volunteers of all faiths are welcome.
This is an incredible opportunity to be in the heart of the JCC Maccabi Games® experience. We cannot do it alone. For more information, please contact Ashley Roseman at aroseman@erjcchouston.org.

JCC Maccabi Games® Volunteer Jobs

There are so many opportunities for volunteers to be a part of this special week in our Houston community.

  • Assist with Access in various capacities (volunteers must be approved by Access team).
Arrival and Registration
  • Greet delegations as they arrive at the airport.
  • Ride on the bus and provide general information.
  • Distribute hospitality bags and ensure delegations take team photo.
  • Remain with athletes until they are picked up by their host family.

  • Assist delegations with departure from the J.
  • Assist with scorekeeping of games.
  • Assist with timekeeping of games.
  • Assist as needed in various capacities per venue director.
  • Assist in the set-up, implementation and clean-up activities.
  • Supervise athletes at evening activities.
  • Assist with activities as needed.
  • Help with meal room set up and clean-up of activities.
  • Serve and replenish food.
  • Distribute and restock drinks and snacks at all venues.
  • Staff table at hotel, J and venues
  • Answer questions for visitors regarding the Games and visiting the greater Houston area.
  • Provide directions and assistance.
  • Distribute goodie bags.
  • Assist with activities at various sites and events as needed.
  • Supervise athletes at all times.
  • Provide office work support and troubleshoot for volunteers, athletes and coaches.
  • Assist with phone calls.
  • Provide credentials.
  • Assist with medical (volunteers must be approved by medical team).
  • Help coordinate athletes and buses at venues, events and hubs.
  • Act as parking lot attendant and traffic controller.
  • Ensure every person entering the venue has appropriate credentials.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. All volunteers must be 18 or older as of July 31, 2024 for daytime shifts and 21 or older to volunteer for evening social events.

There are many ways to volunteer for JCC Maccabi Games® & Access. Some volunteer opportunities include:

  • Serving meals
  • Coordinating community service projects
  • Scorekeeping
  • Evening event chaperones
  • Hospitality greeters

All volunteers must complete our registration process and are expected to attend a volunteer training meeting later this summer.

Yes. Provide your information, and you can share your availability at a later date.

Volunteers are needed in multiple areas from food service to closing ceremonies. You do not need to know a lot about sports.

No. We will not have babysitting services available. However, you can work around your schedule to determine availability for your shifts.

No. The entire community is invited to take part in the Games, although the athletes/host families who participate need to be Jewish.

No. We do not recommend you volunteer when your child is competing in an event, as you will most likely want to support your child and attend their event. There will be other volunteer opportunities when your child is not competing or during evening activities.

We will provide you with a complimentary volunteer t-shirt, which should be worn whenever you’re working a volunteer shift.

Yes. Parking should be available at all venues. Parking specifics will be shared closer to the Games.

Absolutely! We’re always looking for volunteers to assist in the planning of the Games and some early projects.

The host community works closely with a wide variety of local, state and federal agencies to determine the security needs for the Games.

Credentials are a visible identification badge for anyone participating in any aspect of the Games. These credentials allow the security team to determine access and help keep our venues secure. They must be worn at all times, no exceptions. If credentials are lost, replacement credentials are available at Maccabi Central.

Spectators are also required to obtain a spectator pass which permits entry into Games venues and opening ceremonies only.

Yes. Events will be held at several sites in the Greater Houston area. Security personnel will ensure participants get to venues and events in a timely and safe manner.

If you have additional questions, please contact Ashley Roseman at aroseman@erjcchouston.org.