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Volunteers

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Below is a description of some of the volunteer opportunities available at the CAA.  If you are interested in helping or have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]


PROGRAM DIRECTORS

For the 2020 season, we are looking for a Baseball and a Softball Program Director.  Please see the attached for a description.


TEAM VOLUNTEERS

Team Volunteers consist of Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Parent Coordinators.  These are the volunteers that manage the team on a day-to-day basis.  Please review the descriptions below and if you are interested in volunteering, please complete the registration.  Completing the free registration adds you to our email list specifically for Team Volunteers and helps the league determine if we have enough volunteers for the number of players each season.

Head Coach (1 per team): Is the single point of contact from a league and district level.  This volunteer is ultimately responsible for the team as a whole.  Your phone number and email address will be listed on the roster and you will be contacted in order to reschedule games, etc.  You will also be primarily responsible for attending pick night and general coaches meetings or sending a delegate for the team.  Other expectations include but are not limited to organizing practices and pregame warm up, serving as a base or dugout coach during games, responsible for team equipment.

Assistant Coach (up to 3 per team): Expectations include assisting during practices by running a station, etc, serving as a base or dugout coach during games, assisting the Team Managers with his/her duties if applicable.

Parent Coordinator (at least 1 per team): Expectations include managing team participation in fundraisers such as Cardinal's ticket orders, raffle programs, concession stand, etc.  Additional expectations may include assisting the Team Manager by communicating schedule changes and make up games, keeping score book, etc.

STATION LEADERS & CAMP HELPERS

Volunteers are also needed to help run our Spring Training camp for 3 and 4 year olds.  All registered volunteers will receive a t-shirt and training for the specific drills you will be teaching the players.  We would like adults or teenagers that can commit to participating in the entirety of the program (be there every week) but will also accept an offer of any number of days. 

Camp Coordinator
Responsible for setting up equipment, directing participants and volunteers to stations at the beginning of each day, monitoring time and directing groups when and where to move, and breaking down and storing equipment at the end of the day.

Station Leaders
Responsible for teaching a drill to groups of 5-6 players repeatedly as each group cycles through each day.

Camp Helpers
Help Station Leader execute drills and also help with moving groups between stations.



SPONSORS

Volunteers are responsible for soliciting new and returning sponsors either in writing, via phone or in person, working with sponsors to obtain artwork, design specific packages or promotional events, tracking incoming sponsors and assign to teams. 

CONCESSION STAND

Volunteer Coordinators are responsible for training daily volunteers at the beginning of each shift, reimbursing volunteers at the end of each shift, inventory, equipment troubleshooting, and more.

WEB

Volunteers are responsible for maintaining web content including registrations, sponsor logos and calendar, and sending out newsletters to registered members.  

FUNDRAISING

Raffle
Volunteers are responsible for selecting and purchasing raffle prizes within a set budget, soliciting donations for additional raffle prizes, designing and purchasing raffle tickets, setting program deadlines, distributing and collecting tickets and drawing and distributing prizes. 

Cardinal Game
Volunteers are responsible for distribution of Cardinal tickets once all orders are consolidated.  Additional volunteers are needed for the day of the event at the stadium to direct families and distribute late orders. 

Chevy Youth Baseball
A coordinator is needed to help build upon the existing relationship with George Weber Chevrolet in Columbia to help organize promotional events such as check presentations, equipment distribution, test drive events, etc.

UMPIRES

Review umpire candidates and serve as liaison between UIC and Board of Directors.  Resolve escalated issues, monitor scheduling and training, approve pay and suggest improvements to the program as a whole. 

UNIFORMS

Volunteers will assign sponsors to teams as requested, obtain artwork and submit orders to the print vendor, distribute to teams and follow up on late registration orders.  Also responsible for working with the vendor to set up an online store for spirit wear orders. 

Contact

CAA

375 E Locust, P.O. Box 713
Columbia, Illinois 62236

Phone: 618-719-9396
Email: [email protected]

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