VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Below you will find a more detailed job description for all the volunteer roles that are available (and the points that they are assigned given in brackets).
As a general guide, a task that is assigned 3 points will generally be expected to take about 4 hours of your time (i.e. one swim meet shift). The other tasks have been assigned points using this basis.
General Season Tasks
New Parent Meeting Attendance (2)
Attend the new parent meeting (usually held during the first week of the season) to learn more about the team and have any questions answered.
Bottle Drive Participation (3)
Attend the bottle drive (make sure that you check in at the Bottle Depot to ensure that your attendance is noted) and collect bottles.
Completion of an Officials Course (3)
Swim Officials at a swim meet are all parents (like you). They have undertaken additional training to be able to perform certain tasks on deck. A full list of courses and training dates is available from the Officials Coordinator. (Note: All required deck evaluations must be completed prior to being credited for course completion). It is hugely important to the club and the summer swim association that parents continue to progress through the Officials Courses.
End of Season Awards Party (3)
Coordinates the location, food donations and activity for the party.
New Parent Liaison (6)
Provides a point of contact for new parents to be able to answer any questions about the swim team, meets etc., and ensure that new families to the swim team have a positive experience.
Annual Auditor (6)
Reviews the financial records of the club at the end of the season.
Photos Organizer (6)
Coordinates the team photo night with the photographer, assists the photographer on the night, and arranges for collection of team photos by swimmers.
Ribbons and Awards Coordinator (6)
Following away swim meets, prepares ‘best time’ ribbons for all Stingrays swimmers achieving a best time, for distribution by coaches.
Volunteer points Coordinator (6)
Tracks all volunteering done by club members at events and swim meets. Required to be at all events and swim meets to ensure that volunteer information is collected.
Swim Meet Tasks (OSSSC meet)
(These are assigned points per shift worked; Friday pm, Saturday am, or Saturday pm).
Tasks not requiring Officials Certification
Swim Meet Food Donation (1/food item, maximum of 2)
Provide 1 or 2 food items (from a list provided) for our swim meet. We are required to feed all the officials and volunteers for our swim meet so we ask that families donate to assist with this.
Kitchen Assistant (3)
Assist in the kitchen with the preparation of food for each session for the officials and meet volunteers. Provide refreshments to other volunteers unable to leave their post (stroke judges, timers, etc.) out on deck.
Look after our younger swimmers at certain away meets where the swimmers are required to be on deck and away from parents.
Announcer (rink) (3)
Announce first and final calls for each event. Works closely with the Meet Manager to keep the meet running smoothly. Makes required announcements as needed through out the meet.
Announcer (pool) (3)
Announce first and final calls for each event. Works closely with the starter to keep the meet running smoothly. Makes required announcements as needed through out the meet.
Runner (pool) (3)
Responsible for obtaining the completed event cards from timers and delivering to the scoring table. The job title is very descriptive.
Set Up Helper (3)
Helps set up the equipment in pool area and other parts of the Recreation Centre for our meet.
Clean Up Helper (3)
Helps take down all the equipment from the swim meet from the pool and other parts of the Recreation Centre.
Ribbon Assistant (3)
Prepares all the ribbons and awards for our swim meet in order that they can be distributed to the other clubs.
Marshaling Assistants (3)
Assist the Chief Marshall to organize swimmers prior to their event.
Set Up / Clean Up Lead (12) [entire meet]
Coordinates the team of set up and clean up helpers to prepare the pool and other parts of the Recreation Centre prior to and following the meet.
Hospitality Lead (15) [entire meet]
Prepares the menu for the meet, coordinates all food donations (from outside businesses and team parents) and oversees all food service during the meet.
Hospitality Assistant (12) [entire meet]
Assists the Hospitality Lead with all duties related to food sourcing, preparation and service during the swim meet.
Tasks Requiring Officials Certification
Safety Marshall (3) [Level 1 Officials Course Required]
Required during warm up to monitor warm up pools.
Chief Marshall (3) [Level 1 Officials Course Required]
Organizes swimmers prior to their event and informs the referee if a swimmer misses their event.
Timers (3) [Level 1 Officials Course Required]
Records the swimmer’s time. Each timer is provided a stopwatch and assigned a lane; there are three timers for each lane.
Chief Timer (4) [Level 2 Officials Course Required]
Responsible for briefing all timers prior to the start of a session, timing the first place finish for each heat, handing out bells for distance events, and ensuring lane counters are available for long distance events (800 / 1500m).
Stroke and Turn Judge (4) [Level 2 Officials Course Required]
Stroke judge monitors swimmers to ensure each stroke is being performed correctly, including turns and finishes. They also monitor for false starts on relays.
Starter (4) [Level 2 Officials Course Required]
Responsible for ensuring swimmers and timers are ready, starts the race.
Chief Finish Judge (4) [Level 2 Officials Course Required]
Recorder / Scorer (4) [Level 2 Officials Course Required]
Clerk of Course (15) [entire meet]
Assistant Meet Manager (15) [entire meet] [Level 2 Officials Course Required]
Assists with coordinating the entire meet; swimmers, officials, and prepares all the entries and results of the meet.
Meet Manager (25) [entire meet, plus time trial] [Level 3 Officials Course Required]
Coordinates the entire meet; swimmers, officials, and prepares all the entries and results of the meet.