Welcome Dolphin Parents!

Parent volunteers are essential to running efficient swim meets. To do this, parents are required to volunteer several hours each season. Descriptions of all volunteer positions can be found here.

Parents can meet their volunteer requirement for the season in one of the following ways:

  • By signing up for 6 shifts during the regular season and 2 shifts during Champs
  • By signing up as a coordinator for a particular job for the entire season (i.e. “Set Up/Tear Down Crew”)

The following families qualify for a reduction in volunteer hours. These families must serve 3 shifts during the regular season and 2 shifts during Champs:

  • Families with ONLY a high school swimmer
  • Families serving on the Parent Board who are not directly involved in meet-day operations

Each shift is approximately half the duration of the swim meet, with some exceptions. Most shifts allow for flexibility to view your swimmers’ events. Shifts outside of swim meets are available (i.e. "Tie Dye Day helper").

Serving as a coordinator/lead of a social event is worth 3 shifts. These opportunities include:

  • Ice Cream Social
  • Tie Dye Day
  • Senior Breakfast
  • Champs Pasta Potluck
  • Awards Night
  • ...and more

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you are interested in pursuing any of these opportunities.

If you cannot make a shift you have signed up for, contact the volunteer coordinator at least 1 week before the scheduled shift. You will still be required to meet the 6 shift requirement for the regular season.

Upon registration, the Del Norte Dolphins collects a $300 volunteer check from every family. This check will be shredded at the end of the season if you have worked your required shifts. Failure to fulfill your volunteer requirement results in the cashing of your check at the end of the season, in late August.