Parent Volunteer Policy
The success of the Elk Grove Piranhas Swim Team is fundamentally dependent upon each family's participation. It literally takes thousands of hours to manage the Team and its many activities before, during, and after the season. Because we are a nonprofit organization, we are completely dependent upon the support and volunteerism of our families. These volunteers keep the season running smoothly for our swimmers.
In accordance with this, each family is required to volunteer for twenty (20) hours during the regular swim season and for two (2) shifts at Champs (provided the family attends).
The penalty for not completing the required hours is $30.00 per missing hour. This financial penalty will be assessed at registration for the next swim season. Every attending family at Champs or Meet of Champs is required to work 2 shifts. Failure to do so will result in a $50.00 fine added to the next registration period.
It is the family's responsibility to check that their hours are being tracked accurately and that they complete their required hours.
This policy is included on page six of the Registration Packet. Policy details are also available in the 'Parent Volunteers' section of the Team Handbook.
See below for an overview of the many and varied duties you can choose from. You're sure to find a position that fits your skills. Thank you for your dedicated work!
Seasonal volunteer positions are listed in your registration packet. Please reference your packet for positions that may be a good fit, then contact the Volunteer Coordinator, contact information on the Coaches & Board page, to express your interest.
Board positions require a two-year commitment and are active year-round. If you want to be instrumental in shaping the future of the Team and the opportunities for our swimmers, please watch your email and the News page for open Board position announcements. View the Board Position Description page for information about the open position's duties. Then visit the Coaches & Board page, and contact the current Board member in that position to express your interest.
Special events, such as Invitational Swim Meets, Piranhapalooza, Fireworks Booth, etc., require many volunteers to plan, set up, and clean up. Watch your email and the News for information on how to volunteer for these events.