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Volunteers Needed

Parent help is vital to run meets and support other team events.  Parents have the opportunity to meet more Wedgwood Pool members and to become actively involved in the operation of the swim team as volunteers.   Each family is asked to volunteer a minimum of 15 hours per season.

Volunteer opportunities present themselves in a variety of shapes and sizes that can compliment your skills and schedule.  Some are a season-long time commitment, others a few hours during a swim meet.  Some jobs can be performed off-site or at times best suited to your schedule.  Below is a comprehensive list of the jobs and their descriptions.  We encourage you to contact a committee member if you have questions or think a Lead position might be right for you.

To sign yourself up for a job, go to "Job Signup" on the Events page.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Gear Sales -  Communicate with sweats vendor, prepare order sheets, coordinate ordering, payment and distribution of sweats. Note: time listed after swim suit fitting event is flexible and meant to compensate for time spent completing order/payment/distribution.
  • Suit Sales -  Communicate with Sylvia's Swimwear, prepare suit fitting event, coordinate ordering and distribution of swim suits. Note: time listed after swim suit fitting event is flexible and meant to compensate for time spent completing order/payment/distribution.
  • Snack Day: Lead -  Plan, purchase, and serve snacks for each of two Swim Team Snack Days.
  • Snack Day: Assistant - Assist with snack preparation, serving, and clean-up. Report to Snack Day Lead.
  • 8 & Under Helper: Lead - Coordinator for 8 & Under Helpers. A season-long commitment.
  • 8 & Under Helper - Help line up swimmers for relays and get swimmers to their events.
  • 9-10 Helper: Lead - Coordinator for 9-10 Helpers. A season-long commitment.
  • 9-10 Helper - Help line up swimmers for relays and get swimmers to their events.
  • Announcer - Operates the Public Address System, announces events, heats, results. A season-long commitment for home meets.
  • Clerk of Course: Lead - Line up swimmers in the correct heats and lanes for their events. A season-long commitment for home meets.
  • Clerk of Course: Assistant - Line up swimmers in the correct heats and lanes for their events. Reports to Clerk of Course: Lead.
  • Computer Support: Lead - Training provided Data entry for meet line-up done the morning of all meets. Enter times during meet, producing and posting results. Enter/Transfer/Print swimmer results the morning after meets for coaches and posting. A season-long commitment.
  • Computer Support: Assistant - Assist with entry of times during meet. Report to Computer Support Lead.
  • Computer Support: Post Results - Assist with posting results during meet. Report to Computer Support Lead.
  • Concessions: Lead - Oversees the planning, preparation, selling and clean-up of concessions. A season-long commitment for home meets.
  • Concessions: Purchasing - purchase items at Cash & Carry or Safeway and deliver to pool prior to event. all items reimbursed
  • Concessions: Burger Fixings - pick up provided lettuce and tomatoes at pool, wash, slice and return prior to meet
  • Concessions: Caesar Salad Lettuce Chopper -pick up provided lettuce at pool, wash, chop and return prior to meet
  • Concessions: Food Prep - pick up provided food at pool, prep according to recipe and return prior to meet
  • Concessions: Fruit Cutter - pick up provided fruit at pool, wash, prep and return prior to meet
  • Concessions: Pasta Cooker - pick up provided pasta at pool, boil and return prior to meet
  • Concessions: Prepare Cookies - bake and delivery 3 dozen 2x2" cookies and deliver to pool prior to meet. not a reimbursed item.
  • Concessions: Ice - pick up 10-16 bags of ice from Safeway just before the meet and deliver between 3pm & 4pm day of
  • Concessions: Grilling - Set up, grill hotdogs, hamburgers, and chicken, and breakdown the grill.
  • Concessions: Drinks Selling - Set up, sell and clean up concessions drinks.
  • Concessions: Selling - Set up, sell and clean up concessions food.
  • Concessions: Clean Up - wash dishes, take out garbage and put away non perishables
  • Event Board - Maintain the board with the event and heat number during meets.
  • Heat Sheet: Copy - Pick up heat sheets from the Computer Support Lead, photocopy the heat sheets at FedEx/Kinkos, and bring to pool before the meet, both home and away. A season-long commitment.
  • Heat Sheet: Sales - Sell heat sheets, count and hand money to office.
  • Photographer/Videographer - Take pictures and videos at swim team events. Report to Videography Lead.
  • Ribbons: Co-Lead - Manages ribbons distribution with the help of volunteers. A season-long commitment.
  • Ribbons: Assist - Put information on the backs of ribbons at home meets for distribution. Report to Ribbons Lead.
  • Runner: Lead - Pick up time sheets from timers and run them to the office. Requires walking. A season-long commitment.
  • Runner: Assist - Pick up time sheets from timers and run them to the office. Requires walking. Report to Runner Lead.
  • Split Timer: Lead - Train Split Timer Assistants and time individual swimmers in relays only. A season-long commitment for home and away meets.
  • Split Timer: Assist - Time individual swimmers in relays only.
  • Star Chart - Create star charts to track personal bests. Update charts the day after each meet (hours listed are suggestions only).
  • Starter - Start the events during meets. A season-long commitment. Follow SSSL protocol for starting meets. Training is offered for those without experience.
  • Stroke and Turn: Lead - Judge to ensure legal strokes and turns. Train Stroke and Turn Assistants re GSSSL rules.
  • Stroke and Turn: Assist - Judge to ensure legal strokes and turns. Requires knowledge or training of GSSSL rules, to be provided.
  • Timer: Lead - Organizes and trains timers. Provides back-up timing. A season-long commitment.
  • Timer - Use a stopwatch to time swimmers in each event. Training is offered for those without experience.
  • Timer: Relief - Provide breaks for timers as needed.
  • Snack Day: Lead - Plan, purchase, and serve snacks for each of two Swim Team Snack Days.
  • Snack Day: Assistant - Assist with snack preparation, serving, and clean-up. Report to Snack Day Lead.
  • Picture Day: Co-Lead - Coordinate with photographer, organize swimmers by age group, distribute pictures upon receipt. Hours will exceed those listed in description.
  • Senior Photos - Organize and take beautiful photos of our senior swimmers. Print and post around the pool.
  • Tie Dye: Lead - Purchase and prepare materials for Tie Dye Day. Prepare to get messy.
  • Tie Dye: Assist - Assist swimmers with wrapping, dying, setting, rinsing shirts.  Prepare to get messy. Report to Tie Dye Lead.
  • End of Season Celebration: Lead - Oversees the planning, preparation, and execution of End of Season Celebration. Committees report to the EoSC Lead. (Schedule as you see fit. Time periods listed below are merely to give volunteer credit.)
  • End of Season Celebration Awards - Work with coaches, order and pick up trophies and/or patches, coordinate certificate production and preparation. (Schedule as you see fit. Time periods listed below are merely to give volunteer credit.)
  • End of Season Celebration Certificate Designer - Use computer to design swim team certificates. (Schedule as you see fit. Time periods listed below are merely to give volunteer credit.)
  • End of Season Celebration Clean Up - Stay after and have fun cleaning up.
  • End of Season Celebration Coaches Gift - Purchase and wrap gifts for coaches. (Schedule as you see fit. Time periods listed below are merely to give volunteer credit.)
  • End of Season Celebration Decorations - Make and set up decorations prior to banquet. (Schedule as you see fit. Time periods listed below are merely to give volunteer credit.)
  • End of Season Celebration Program Designer - Use a computer to design the program for the banquet which lists swimmers and volunteers. (Schedule as you see fit. Time periods listed below are merely to give volunteer credit.)
  • End of Season Celebration Set Up - Help decorate and set up for the banquet.
  • End of Season Celebration Sign Maker and Special Invitations - Make signs to advertise banquet and send invitations to special guests. (Schedule as you see fit. Time periods listed below are merely to give volunteer credit.)
  • End of Season Celebration Videography: Lead - Produce film for End of Season Celebration. (Schedule as you see fit. Time periods listed below are merely to give volunteer credit.)