The Show-Me STATE GAMES are THE LARGEST STATE GAMES IN THE NATION. One key reason to our success as the largest games event is our outstanding volunteers who dedicate their time and energy in making the Games run so smoothly! We anticipate thousands of athletes from across Missouri along with their families and friends to descend upon Columbia for the 40th Annual Show-Me STATE GAMES! Our participants are always impressed with the warm hospitality and strong sense of community spirit that Mid-Missouri has to offer. Our Volunteers help make Central Missouri a great place to host the Games. Show-Me State Games Volunteer Opportunities:  Hoopin’ It Up Basketball Tournament: Join us in welcoming hundreds of athletes and their families to the city of Columbia for our Hoopin’ It Up Basketball series. Volunteer shifts will range from AM-PM at multiple locations and will involve checking in each team as they come in.
  • February 23-25, 2024
  • March 23-24, 2024
MONASP Archery Tournament: Help us welcome hundreds of archers to the Northeast Event Center at the Boone County Fairgrounds where archers from across the state will compete in this state qualifier. Volunteer shifts will range from AM, PM, or all day and include anything from registration of athletes to line judging.
  • February 24, 2024
Missouri State Senior Games: Join us in celebrating the athleticism, camaraderie, and spirit of seniors at the Missouri State Senior Games! As a volunteer, you play a crucial role in making this event a resounding success. From registering athletes to cheering on participants, your dedication ensures a memorable experience for everyone involved. We need your help in creating lasting memories for our senior athletes and their families.
  • June 6-9, 2024
Show-Me STATE GAMES: Get ready to be part of something extraordinary at the Show-Me State Games! As a crucial member of our team, you’ll play a key role in bringing the excitement of sports and community together for people of all ages and abilities from across the state of Missouri. From event registration to cheering on participants, your enthusiasm will make this experience unforgettable!
  • July 19-21, 2024
  • July 26-28, 2024
Opening Ceremonies: Join us for the grand spectacle of the Show-Me State Games, Opening Ceremonies! As a key member of our team, you’ll play a pivotal role in orchestrating this thrilling kickoff event. From assisting with logistics to ensuring a warm welcome for participants, your dedication sets the stage for an unforgettable experience. Be part of the magic that celebrates unity, sportsmanship, and the spirit of competition. Thank you for being an essential part of the Show-Me State Games Opening Ceremonies – where the excitement begins!
  • July 19, 2024
MU Health Care Pumpkin Fun Run: Step into the festive spirit with the Pumpkin Fun Run! As a vital part of our team, you’ll help bring the joy of this seasonal event to life. Whether you’re guiding participants, managing checkpoints, or adding a dash of enthusiasm, your involvement ensures a fun-filled and memorable experience for all. Join us in celebrating community, health, and the vibrant colors of fall. Thank you for being a crucial part of the Pumpkin Fun Run adventure!
  • October TBD, 2024
On behalf of everyone associated with the Show-Me STATE GAMES, please accept our heartfelt “THANK YOU” for the many, many hours you give during the three weekends of the GAMES. Your enthusiasm and courtesy provide a rewarding experience for all our athletes, their families and friends!
If you have 12 or more volunteers from your business or group (can also include family and friends), then be sure to take advantage of our Corporate Volunteer Program. This is a unique program that gives local businesses and organizations an opportunity to get involved in the Show-Me State Games. We invite you to share with us in the fun and competitive excitement only the GAMES can provide.
If you have any questions regarding individual volunteering, group volunteering or your specific volunteer assignment, please reach out to the Show-Me State Games Volunteer Coordinator.

Jessie Sida 573.884.2946 | 1400 Rock Quarry Rd, Entrance 5 Columbia, MO  65211

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If you are unable to register online, you can also print a volunteer form and Fax (573-884-4004) or Mail (1400 Rock Quarry Center, Entrance 5, Columbia 65211) the completed form to our office.

If you are unable to print the form, please call the Show-Me State Games office at (573) 884-2946 to request a faxed or mailed Volunteer Registration Form.

Volunteer Committee Members

  • Adam Ziervogel, Columbia CVB
  • Ellen Young, Veterans United
  • Faye Cope
  • Jason Young, University of Missouri Parks, Recreation, & Sport Department
  • Jenny Workman, Boone Health Community Wellness
  • Kristi Reynolds, CNW Management, LLC
  • Maureen Dunbar
  • Sheila Kausler, Columbia Public Schools
  • Steve Bohn, Kyndryl
  • Tania Cook, Jobpoint
  • Tyler Carey, Shelter Insurance

Please contact Jessie Sida if you’re interested in joining the Volunteer Committee.