The Village Park Swim Team is a 100% volunteer organization. It takes a tremendous amount of family support to run the team and conduct swim meets. Parent participation in the team's activities is a condition of membership, and each family will be required to accumulate 6 POINTS through volunteering. Each job has a point value. Typically, a job will equal one point and will last approximately 2.5 hours, or half of a swim meet, and jobs are easy and fun to do. Each family is expected to work ½ of our “Practice Meet“ on June 13 and then additional hours at our home meets and team events. For the ISL Championship Meet, each family will be assigned a shift that day.
Families will be notified once our volunteer sign up is open for registration and then you may sign up for the jobs and meets you would prefer to work. The volunteer registration section of the website will be opened shortly after the Mandatory Parent Meeting held in May.
Of course we recognize that plans change. If you find that you cannot work a meet that you have agreed to work, it is your responsibility to find a replacement. Your replacement will receive credit for working the shift, and you will be asked to work another shift at another meet. As a result, trading shifts is the best practice. Whatever you work out, it is imperative that you inform the Volunteer Coordinator of your plans as soon as you are aware.
Each family is required to submit a $300 volunteer security deposit check collected at our Parent Meeting in May. THIS IS NOT AN OPT-OUT FOR THE VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT. If you fail to meet your volunteer obligations for the season, your volunteer check will be cashed, and your swimmer(s) may not be able to return to the team next season. All checks remaining at the end of the season will be shredded.