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Guidelines for Volunteering
Newton Canadian baseball needs you! With the amount of work to be done during the season, we could not do it without the parents' efforts and their volunteer time.
We wanted to clarify some information regarding volunteer responsibilities for the upcoming season now that we will be back at full force. The volunteer requirement is for everyone, including coordinators.
What is my volunteer requirement?
Each player’s parent or caregiver must meet a volunteer requirement of 2 shifts per family registered per season (Spring will consist of 1 reg season plus 1 tournament and Summer will be 1 shift).
There are lots of other ways to volunteer – for example, volunteering as a coach, team parent, or doing work around the park, etc. If you identify a new volunteer job that you would like to do, contact the volunteer coordinator and likely credit can be received for the project. For example, the FAQ section of our website was created by a volunteer who then earned their volunteer credit.
Is volunteering mandatory?
New policy discussed at AGM
Yes. At the start of the season, you will be required pay $150. Once the requirement has been confirmed filled you will receive a code for a discount of $150 for the following season. Refunds will be considered by written request only.
You will also have the option to pay $250 at the time of registration to opt out of volunteering all together. This will help cover cost to fill vacant positions. You will still be required to perform team duties - prepping the field, scorekeeping, etc.
Some guidelines for volunteering:
- Once you claim a shift, you cannot cancel it within 7 days of the scheduled shift.
- If you have an emergency and need to cancel within 7 days of your scheduled shift we need for you to find a replacement. We need to have a person there for the shift.
- Volunteers must be 16 or older.
If you do not complete your volunteer requirement, you will not receive the credit for the following season.
We would like to remind you, that we are only as successful as our volunteers. Thank you for everything you do!
If you have any questions, please send email to our secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.