Taz Parent Responsibilities
Parent participation is what makes our program function! A swim meet is a large event… it takes a minimum of 100 parent-volunteers to staff a home meet. When we are the visiting team, we will need 40 parent-volunteers to help run the meet. All of the men and women who help run our meets are parent volunteers.
Because of the dependence on volunteer support, we require each TAZ family to contribute a minimum of 12 hours of time during the dual-meet season and a minimum of 4 hours to cover the team’s shifts at the Championship Meet (this is only if your family attends Champs). Families that do not meet this requirement will not be given priority registration for the following season. You can sign up for jobs online at the team website, All swim meet volunteer hours will be posted at 5pm the Sunday before a swim meet. For things like, Picture Day, Buddy Night and the Champs Rally, jobs will be released on an as needed basis. Be sure to read the “TAZ TIMES” for news on other possible volunteer hours available throughout the swim season.
There are many swimmers that we have to turn away each season due to impacted age groups, therefore families that do not complete their volunteer hours are at risk of not being invited to return to the team except by way of open registration. The EDH TAZ program is highly regarded and well known throughout the community, and each year we have more requests for participation than we can support.
Parents may sign up for jobs online at the team website, www.edhtaz.org. You will also be able to track the number of volunteer hours completed as the season progresses. Updates are made on a regular basis. Please make sure to identify any discrepancies and report them to the committee chair in charge of the job for which you volunteered.
For a list of volunteer jobs, click the Team Info tab, then click Volunteer Jobs. Most jobs require only a willingness to help! Please get involved! Many of our jobs have front row seats! If you need further explanation of what a job might entail, click the Team Info tab, then click Team Chairpersons to find the name of the committee chair for that job and then email them by clicking on their name.
You will also be able to track the number of volunteer hours completed as the season progresses. Updates are made on a regular basis. Please make sure to identify any discrepancies and report them to the committee chair in charge of the job for which you volunteered.
Most jobs require only a willingness to help! Please get involved early and often! Many of the jobs have front row seats! If you need further explanation of specific jobs, please see the TAZ website for a detailed list.
On-line Sign-up Procedure
The TAZ Swim Team Volunteer Website can be accessed from the main team website at www.edhtaz.org.
Use the following procedure:
Log on to the team web site.
Click the "Events" tab.
Look for events with the “Job Signup” button. Click "Job Signup" for any event at which you wish to volunteer.
Follow the system prompts
The website also keeps track of how many hours you have signed up for.
Check your volunteer hours:
- Log on to the team web site
- Go to “My Account”
- “$My Invoice/Payment”
- “Service Hours”
You should see the jobs and the number of hours you have worked.
If you have any questions regarding volunteering for a meet or volunteer hours in general, please contact Laura Buehler, [email protected].