GENERAL VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT ($250 penalty fee per family)
Parent Volunteers are a vital part of OSSSC – the club is run 100% by volunteers and without each family stepping up we would not be able to succeed.
The number of volunteer points required is based upon the Group your swimmer is allocated to. If you have more than one swimmer, you are required to achieve the points for the highest group your children are registered into. If your family fails to meet their allotted general volunteer points by the end of the season, you will be charged the $250 penalty fee.
The points requirement for the 2018 season are as follows:
Group 1 15 points
Group 2 20 points
Group 3 20 points
Group 4 25 points
Group 5 25 points
Ways to acquire volunteer points:
- join the board of directors
- attend the club meeting at the beginning of the season
- take on a specific volunteer role (ie. photo coordinator, casino coordinator)
- volunteer at our Okotoks Swim Meet (ie. food manager, timer, ribbons coordinator)
- volunteer at another swim meet (ie. timer, stroke and turn judge, food runner)
Volunteer Job Descriptions
The volunteer positions, along with their associated points and a detailed description, can be found by clicking on the Registration Information tab, then choosing Volunteer Job Descriptions on the drop down menu.
For more information on club specific volunteer roles, please contact any of the Board of Directors and they will happily discuss it with you.
Okotoks Swim Meet Volunteer Positions (June 22nd/23rd)
The Okotoks Swim Meet volunteer roles are specific to our own hosted meet. To sign up for any of there roles, please visit the Event Signup tab and you will be able to volunteer for individual jobs by shifts (Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon) closer to the date of the meet. Please plan to volunteer for two shifts over the course of the weekend. If you have a swimmer 7-years-of-age or younger that you need to supervise, we understand that you may not be able to commit to volunteering during the meet.
Other Swim Meet Volunteer Positions, Including Regionals
There will be opportunities to volunteer and officiate at other meets during the season, managed by our Officials Coordinator. In order to volunteer for these roles, please visit the Events Signup tab closer to the date of the meet. Please plan to volunteer for at least one shift over the course of the meet. If you have a swimmer 7-years-of age or younger, you can sign up to be a chaperone, which allows you to supervise your swimmer and collect volunteer points at the same time.
Please note that for external meets, signing up to volunteer is not a guarantee that you will be selected by the other swim team to volunteer. We are asked to put forward names and then they choose based on their needs for that day.
PROVINCIALS VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT ($200 penalty fee per family)
Region E is responsible for all supporting roles at Provincials this year, which means we are obligated to provide volunteers for all positions, with the exception of on-deck officials. Okotoks is one of seven clubs that make up Region E, so our club alone is not expected to fill all the volunteer roles. However, if your child does qualify for Provincials, please plan to volunteer for one shift. If your child swims at Provincials, but you do not complete at least one volunteer shift, you will be charged the $200 penalty fee.