Bocce - St. Louis Park


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Event Description:

Special Olympics Minnesota Area 11 Bocce Tournament (outdoors) is being held Saturday, July 27th at Louisiana Oaks Park in St Louis Park.  


No bocce experience? No problem! A detailed training is given at the beginning of each shift. 

  • You May sign up for one or more shifts.
  • Lunch will be provided. 
  • The time listed includes time for sign-in and orientation.
  • You will receive a volunteer t-shirt to wear at the competition.


Bocce Volunteer Position Descriptions


Awards Volunteers: This position will be working as part of a team to set up awards, announce awards, and award athletes their ribbons or medals.  These individuals will take results that come in and fill out the award label for the correct athlete and then put in on the appropriate ribbon or medal.  Then they will set up awards by division to be handed out to athletes.  Some members of this team will be responsible for announcing the awards by announcing the athletes name and place while other members of the team award the ribbons or medals to the athlete. 


Bocce Pitch Assistant: This position will either be officiating the bocce game or managing the score for that game.  If you are officiating, you will be responsible for managing the game play, indicating which player should go next, measuring the bocce ball distances to determine the winner of a frame, and assigning points.  All officials will be trained in game play and rules.  If you are responsible for scoring, you will be adjusting the score board to reflect points as well as recording the final score for each game on your court.  In addition you will keep track of the time and notify your official when time has expired for that game.  Each scorer will also be trained in game play and the rules.  These individuals will be assigned to a specific court for the duration of their shift.  There will be court supervisors available for questions, concerns, or problems as well as helping to manage each court and make sure games progress appropriately.


Event Setup:  Assist Special Olympics staff & event management team by helping setup the bocce tournament. Task include setting up bocce courts, chairs, tables and banners.


Lunch Assistant: Assist with serving lunch to athletes, coaches and volunteers.


*Please note training for each of these positions has been scheduled into your shift time. You will be trained before you are placed in any of these positions. Allow 5-10 minutes before your scheduled shift time to allow time to check-in and receive your t-shirt.



  • 15 years and older can volunteer by themselves.
  • 12-14 year olds must be accompanied by parent, guardian, or chaperone.
  • 11 years and younger are not given volunteer assignments, but are welcomed and encouraged to be cheerleaders as long as they are accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone.  Please do not register for any position.
  • 12-14 year olds in a group situation need a 4 to 1 ratio-meaning one adult (18 years old or older) for every three children.  These groups usually include scout troops, school classes, church groups, etc.

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Date/Time &
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 - 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM   
Event Setup
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Sat, Jul 27, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM   
Bocce Pitch Assistant
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Sat, Jul 27, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM   
Awards Assistant
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM   
Lunch Assistant
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Sat, Jul 27, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM   
Bocce Pitch Assistant
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Event Meeting Location: Louisiana Oaks Park

3500 Louisiana Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426

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Event Organizer: Special Olympics Minnesota
Event Category:
Area Competition (Area 11) / Bocce (Summer/Fall)