Volunteer Requirements

2019-2020 SEASON VOLUNTEER HOURS
(September 1st - August 31st)

Swimming is a volunteer sport.  Every swim meet from beginner meets to the highest levels is staff entirely by volunteers.  Volunteer positions include timers, officials, safety marshals, meet directors, computer operators, hospitality coordinators, announcers and much more.  

Each family is responsilbe for fulfilling the volunteer obligations of the highest level swimmer in the family.  The are two sets of requirements that we are asking Families to meet.  

1. Minimum Total Volunteer Requirement  

The requirement for the 2019-2020 season are listed below:

  • Age Group I     10 hours
  • Age Group II    15 hours
  • Junior II            20 hours
  • Junior I             25 hours
  • Senior I             20 hours
  • National            25 hours
 
NOTE:  Families are required to fulfill their  Minimum Total Volunteer Requirement regardless of whether their swimmer((s) chooses to compete in meets.  Obligations outstanding on August 31, will be billed at a rate of $25/hour.
 

2.  Championship Meets Requirements

Hosting well run meets is a big part of our Blazer program, and we need your help to make sure things run smoothly.   This helps not just our program but also all the other swimmers in Missouri Valley that are counting on the Blazers to operate efficient and professional competitions.  To that end Families are expected to meet the following obligations for Championship Meets hosted by Kansas City Blazers.  

IMPORTANT: These hours do count towards your minimum hourly obligation, but is a different expectation.  It may be that you will overrun your minimum level of hours in order to meet these Championship Meet requirements.

When we host any Missouri Valley Districts, Championships or Region VIII Sectionals Families, with swimmers attending these meet, are required to work the following number of shifts for the meet.

  • MV Districts-2 shifts per family
  • MV Championships- 3 shifts per family
  • Regional VIII Sectionals - 3 shifts per family

In addition for Regional VIII Sectionals and Higher-level meets (currently we only have Summer Sectionals planned for 2019-20 season):

  • Every Blazer Family with a swimmer in Junior 1, Senior 1, or National must work at least 2 shifts even if they do not have swimmers in the Sectional meet.  This is NOT additive to the requirement above for Regional VIII sectionals.

Please recognize that this new requirement comes from no only the importance of the meet to the Blazers, but also the impact this meet has to the overall swimming community in Missouri Valley.  In addition, it ensures all athletes at this commitment level get to experience championship competition at this high level. 

NOTE:  Families not fulfilling Championship Meet Requirement may be billed at the conclusion of the meet, 4 hours per shift at $25/hour. A final decision on Billing will depend on the level of volunteer participation from the Blazer community is able to cover positions needed to run the meet properly.
 

 

Common Volunteer Questions & Answers: Click Here
 

HOW TO CHECK YOUR HOURS BALANCE

  • Login to KCB website
  • Select My Account
  • Select My Invoice/Payment
  • Select Hours Tab

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A JOB

  • Login to KCB website
  • Select event
  • Select "JOB SIGNUP"

REPORTING HOURS EARNED AT AWAY MEETS

  • Email our Volunteer Coordinator, with the details including swimmer name, date of swim meet, hours worked and work performed.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR