Winter Games NZ

Event and Facility - General Assistance - Winter Games NZ Volunteer

Organisation Summary:

First held in 2009, the Winter Games NZ is an elite, international winter sports competition, owned and run by the Winter Games New Zealand Trust with the support from central and local Government, the New Zealand Olympic Committee, Sport New Zealand and our sponsors, the Community and Gaming Trusts and patrons. 

The Games were established to provide elite winter sports athletes with the opportunity to push the boundaries without the pressure to produce the perfect performance as in the Winter Olympics or the Winter X Games. It provides the ultimate testing ground where the athletes can explore their limits against world class competition.

Winter Games NZ 2019 will take place from 23 August - 7 September. Once again the world’s best winter athletes will head to New Zealand’s Southern Alps for elite sporting competition and our downtown Festival will be bigger and better than ever.


Winter Games NZ are looking for volunteers to join the crew, 23 Aug- 7 Sept 2019 around Wanaka and Queenstown and Naseby. We are looking for a team of enthusiastic, reliable and friendly volunteers to be part of Winter Games NZ 2019. Volunteers are the face, heart and soul of The Games and your involvement will help to ensure this event continues to be one of the world’s top five winter sports competitions in the world and the only one in the southern hemisphere. The Games are uniquely Kiwi experience that athletes, coaches, judges and spectators all rave about. The relaxed atmosphere, friendly people, sporting action and festival fun – the biggest party on southern snow.

Sport Related ‘On Snow’ Jobs include:

These roles generally require the volunteer to be a fairly competent (intermediate plus) skier or snow boarder but some require just ability to get about the mountain on skis or a snowboard. 

  • Course marshals 
  • Course slippers
  • Alpine gate keepers
  • Awards assistants 
  • Signage and equipment

Time Commitment:

Times and specific days vary depending on the role. It is preferable to commit to 3 days where possible and if on snow so you are able to cover one event and experience it from training days to finals. This is not essential however.

Skills required:

16 yrs +

Skills vary depending on the role but please let us know if you are:

  • First aid qualified
  • Speak a foreign language
  • Are an intermediate or experienced skier or snowboarder

Volunteers will be representing Winter Games NZ so should be presentable, approachable, friendly, polite and strive to enhance the reputation of this world class event. A ‘can do’ attitude and exceptional customer service are required.

Skills Gained:

An insight into event organisation and satisfaction from assisting in a world class sporting event. Volunteers also often make great friendships with other volunteers, especially if part of an on mountain crew. New skills and experiences are gained. Lift passes and transport are provided if volunteering on the mountain.

To get involved sign up directly with Winter Games NZ here. Quick, easy, simple!


Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening