VOLUNTEER INFORMATION/EXPECTATIONS


Rules of Volunteering

  • For every child registered there is an expected Volunteer commitment of at least 5 hours. There are a variety of volunteer options to sign up and each position is described below. 
  • FMMBA requires the help of many people to make each season successful. However, it also recognizes that people are unable or unwilling to volunteer their time and in these situations the Volunteer commitment cheques will be cashed to help offset the costs of running the baseball program.   
  • If you sign up for a position and cannot make it, you can send a friend or relative to fill in for you. Ensure you or the person working signs the volunteer book and indicate your child's name and division level so you will get credit for the time. 
  • Cancellation: If there is no way you can fulfill a position you committed to please cancel 1 week in advance so someone else has a chance to fill the spot. 
  • Volunteer Commitments for Concession, Park Clean Up, Casino, End of Year Banquet, and Special Events will be available on sign up genius click here as they become available.
  • There will be a sign up at Ron Morgan for anyone completing volunteer hours there (canteen or park clean up).  It will be your responsibility to sign in.
  • The 5 hour requirement does not apply to coaching (or assistant coaching).  Those positions are season long.   There may be times that teams are short coaches or assistant coaches, it is an expectation of parents to help from time to time.  In these instances, hours helped on the field will not count as volunteer hours.
  • Volunteer levies ($300 per child) can be done 2 ways:
  • Pay online at registration, money will be returned at the end of the season.
  • Postdated cheques or Credit Card imprints can be left with FMMBA, they will be destroyed or returned upon completion of volunteer commitment.
  • Please click this link to direct you to the sign up genius to sign up for your volunteer commitment (Please note we are continually adding more time slots so don't be alarmed if they fill up fast) -

If you have questions or comments about your volunteer commitment please send these to inquiries@fmmba.ca.

 

Description of Volunteer Positions:

Coach/Assistant Coach (Season Long position)

  • This position requires individuals to foster player development, sportsmanship and team unity;
  • Coaches are responsible for being present at their team's games, develop a batting order, assign player positions and assist each child develop their technical skills and understanding of baseball rules;
  • Organize and attend practices scheduled by the league;
  • There are Coaches Clinics available for any coach that would like to develop their own skills.

Divisional Convenor (Season Long Position)

One Convener is required for each of the TBall, Coach Pitch, Rookie, Mosquito, Peewee, and Bantam Divisions.  Please advise FMMBA (inquiries@fmmba.ca) if you would be willing to fill this position. 

Duties:

  • Manage the Division within the spirit, rules, and regulations of Fort McMurray Minor Baseball;
  • Ensure that the decisions of the Board of Directors and the President are carried out as required;
  • Ensure issues are brought to the attention of the House League Director;
  • Ensure that the coaches are provided schedules, House League rules, equipment, and team lists prior to the commencement of the season;
  • Assist the House League Director, as required, in running player evaluations and making teams;
  • Monitor division scores and standings;
  • Update divisional page of Website.

Canteen (Minimum 5 hours per child, each slot is 2.5 hrs)

The Canteen is open during game and practice times. Responsibilities include:

  • Manning the Canteen window, taking orders, charging customers and making appropriate change. 
  • Clean up any equipment used and tidy up the Canteen area at the end of shift. 
  • Sign-up sheet will be in the Canteen at Ron Morgan Park, volunteers must sign in at the end of their shift.

Park Clean Up (Minimum 5 hours per child, each slot is 2.5 hrs)

The tasks involved in Park Clean Up include:

  • Picking up garbage and items left around the diamonds and common areas of Ron Morgan Park
  • Each volunteer will be supplied with garbage bags. Please bring gloves if you require them. 
  • Garbage collected will be put into the bin beside the Canteen and lost and found items left at the Canteen.
  • General clean up of the facility (floors, bathrooms).
  • Sign-up sheet will be in the Canteen at Ron Morgan Park, volunteers must sign in at the end of their shift.

Special Events (Minimum 5 hours per child, each slot is 2.5 hrs)

There are several special events that happen throughout the year (Spring Fling, Mid-Season Tournament, Year End Tournament). Volunteer opportunities for these will be on SignUpGenius.com and will be sent out via email.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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