FAMILY VOLUNTEER EXPECTATIONS

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Parents / families of players in OBSA are expected to assist in the operation of the organization. There is plenty of work to do to keep a community sports organization with almost 200 participants running smoothly. We know that you are willing to help out to keep your children's sports fun and engaging for them. Here's how you can help.

Fundraising
As of 2017, there is no longer a compulsory fundraiser for families of Onoway Ball and Soccer. Any future fundraising activities will only be for the purpose of raising funds for a specific project.

Major Contributions
Carrying out one of these positions fulfills the family volunteer commitment for the season and provides one free registration fee.

Executive Roles

ChairpersonJamie Leadbeater
Softball Co-ordinatorCatherine Bennett
Soccer Co-ordinatorMark Lane
Treasurervacant
Registration/Volunteer Co-ordinatorKaren Seinen
Publicity/Media RelationsMarcia Thomson
WebmasterMark Lane
Picture Co-ordinatorLorrie Hafermehl
Softball Equipment ManagerCorinne Feth
Umpire SchedulerDawn Gray
Soccer Equipment ManagerKim Copeland
Swede Moren Park Committee RepCathie Antoniuk

Head Coaches
14-18 teams / coaching positions are expected across both sports. Head Coaches are responsible for team operations - attending coaching clinics/meetings, practices, games, equipment and communication with parents. Also the head coach should communicate regularly with the Softball or Soccer Co-ordinator regarding season activities, regulations, equipment, issues etc.

Other Contributions
Carrying out one of these positions/tasks fulfills the family volunteer commitment for the season.

Assistant Coaches
14-18 teams / coaching positions are expected across both sports. Assistant Coaches assist the Head Coaches with practices, games, equipment inventory, communication etc.

Team Managers
14-18 teams / manager positions are expected across both sports. Team Managers assist the Coaches with distributing / collecting newsletters, picture information and other communication with players' families. Managers are also responsible for the return of team equipment at the end of the season.

Wind-up Organizers
14-18 teams with one person per team. These people will organize activities for their team for a wind up event. There may also be some pre-wind-up communication and post-wind-up clean up. OBSA will reimburse expenses for team wind-up events up to a value equal to $5 multiplied by the number of players on the team.

Ball Diamond clean-up
12 people needed minimum to assist with preparing the diamonds for play. This will include picking up litter, painting benches and much more. Families of children in either sport may volunteer for this.

Soccer Field Preparation
12 people needed minimum to assist with preparing the fields for play. This will include lining the field, putting up the nets, removal of rocks and clearing of any litter.

Registration Night Assistants
4 people needed on each date to assist with registration process, handing out paperwork, checking forms, writing out receipts etc.

Picture Day Assistants
6 people needed to assist with each picture day to help with organizing the players, completing forms, assisting the photographers etc.

Team Equipment Distribution Helpers
4 people needed (2 for each sport) to assist the Soccer and Softball equipment managers collate equipment ready for distribution to teams.

Team Equipment Return Helpers
6 people needed (3 for each sport) to assist the Soccer and Softball equipment managers sort and check jerseys and equipment when it is returned.

Soccer Equipment Take-down Helpers
2 or 3 people required to help take down the goal nets and mini goals at the end of the season.

Coach package assembly helpers
One person needed to assist the registration / volunteer coordinator put together the information packages for the coaches or both sports.

Should a family be in the position where there are no volunteer positions left available (for example, if the family is unable to get to registration until late on the second date), then there may be an opportunity to volunteer and help out another local community group. More details of this will be made available on registration nights.

We have listed over 120 roles for families to fulfill during the year, and in previous seasons we have had just over 100 families participating in the OBSA. Many hands will make light work for us, and in the process we will be able to ensure a quality community experience for our children.

Ensuring Equity
To ensure that families do their share to keep this community organization running smoothly, we will be collecting a volunteer fee from each family in the form of a post-dated cheque (dated for the anticipated date of the volunteer activity) for $50.

Families who fulfill their volunteer commitments will have their cheques returned to them. Those families who do not meet their commitments will have their cheques cashed to provide financial support in lieu of volunteering.

The OBSA thanks you for your contributions to a vibrant summer sports program for the children of our community. Have a great season!



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