All families are required to either volunteer or donate the equivalent value of their required hours. For Mite and Mini-Mite families, we require 5 volunteer hours per family. For all other programs, we require 10 volunteer hours per family. Families are not required to volunteer additional hours for multiple athletes in the program, and volunteer hours are based off of the oldest athlete in the program.
Examples: If you have one athlete in 12U Coed and another in 15U Girls, you would be required to volunteer 10 hours. If you have one athlete in 12U Coed and another in 8U Mites, you would be required to volunteer 10 hours. If you have one athlete in 8U Mites and another in 6U Mites, you would be required to volunteer 5 hours.
We do need as much volunteer help as we can get and there are many ways you can be of assistance. We require volunteer help at SSYHA events and fundraisers, as well as home tournaments and league weekends. Assistant Coaching and Team Managing are other ways to fulfill your volunteer requirements. If you have other skills that may be helpful to the organization, we are always looking for new and creative ways to involve our membership. These may include but are not limited to: Fundraising, event planning, culinary, executive coaching, leadership, management training, organization development, video, photography, graphic design. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any ideas or suggestions on how you may be able to assist the organization.
We understand that some families may not have the time available to volunteer. In the registration process, you do have the option to 'buy out' your volunteer hours. The cost to buy out your hours is $400 for 10 hours and $200 for 5 hours. If you do not buy out your volunteer hours and do not complete the required hours, you will be billed for the difference at the end of the season.