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Calling All Volunteers for the 2019 National Senior Games Presented by Humana

Albuquerque is the host city for this year’s Games and has already shattered the 20 year-old participation record.

May 6, 2019

Albuquerque is serving as the host city for the 2019 National Senior Games, with a record number of athletes competing in the Games from June 14-25.  Volunteers are the backbone of a successful event and the local organizing committee is looking for Burqueños to step up to the challenge. There are thousands of volunteer slots available for all types of sports and activities.  Volunteers can sign up for multiple shifts throughout the Games.  Events will be held daily in locations throughout Albuquerque. The triathlon will be held at Cochiti Lake, and two of the cycling races will be held at Las Campanas in Santa Fe. Especially needed are people who understand the various sports and know scoring. Additionally, hospitality volunteers are also needed.

“The Games present an amazing opportunity to showcase our city and our Burque hospitality for more than 25,000 people. Let’s come together as One Albuquerque to step up to the challenge and volunteer to make this year’s Games a truly special experience, for our city and for the visiting athletes,” stated Mayor Tim Keller.

To sign up to volunteer click here Volunteer.

Athletes between the ages of 50 and 103 and representing all 50 states will compete in: archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, cycling, golf, horseshoes, pickleball, power walking, race walking, racquetball, road racing, shuffleboard, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track & field, triathlon and volleyball.

In order to volunteer, people must be 16 years or older and attend a mandatory training session. Teens under 16 may volunteer if they are accompanied by an adult. All volunteer shifts are four hours. Each volunteer will receive a commemorative tee shirt.

All games are open to the public at NO COST.


In 1985 in St. Louis, MO, a group of seven men and women formed the original leadership for what was initially known as the National Senior Olympics Organization (NSOO). The vision: to promote healthy lifestyles for adults through education, fitness and sport. The NSGA exists today as a non-profit organization dedicated to motivating active adults to lead a healthy lifestyle through the senior games movement. The Games, a 20-sport, biennial competition for men and women 50 and over, is the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors.

NSGA Member Organizations hold annual games with qualifying competitions in the year preceding The Games. Athletes that meet specific criteria while participating in the State Senior Games qualify to participate. To date, the NSGA has held 16 summer national championships. 

The National Senior Games in Albuquerque would not be possible without the support of generous sponsors:  Humana, Haverland Lifeplan Communities, La Vida Llena and The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho, NM, UNMH, Presybyterian Healthcare Services, Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, New Mexico Gas Company, Zibrio and Five Star Senior Living