Description of Parent Volunteer Positions

The Sacramento Stingrays Swim Team is an all-volunteer organization. Getting involved is crucial to running a season and for the success of our swimmers. It offers all in attendance a chance to build friendships and have fun at our meets and throughout the season.  In order to have a successful swim season, the team needs more than 3,000 volunteer hours served in a variety of jobs at our meets, and behind the scenes.  Some assignments require training while other assignments do not.  Specifically, the assignments fall into three basic categories:  

  • Meet Related Assignments - No Experience Required
  • Meet Related Assignments - Some Experience Required
  • Non-Meet Related Assignments. Work is done away from meets at other times.

Below are the descriptions of these job assignments.  THANK YOU!


We will be holding a Volunteer Sign-Up Even which will allow an opportunity for all families (new and returning) to learn more about each committee, mingle, and get pumped up for the upcoming season. We will no longer be taking 1st, 2nd, 3rd choices for volunteer jobs, and instead you will simply sign up for the position that you feel suits your family the best during our Volunteer Sign-Up Event, on a first-come first-served basis. More information on this coming soon. 


Once your committee chair has contacted you and the training associated with that particular committee has been completed. The Job assignments associated with each meet will be opened a week prior to that meet. Each family will have the opportunity to sign up for jobs within their assigned committee. Signing up for your volunteer position will be done when you commit your child(ren) to swim in a specific meet. This must be done in order for your child to swim. The jobs are available on a first-come-first serve basis. Therefore it is important to complete your training and sign up early for each meet. Again,  it is important for you to work your volunteer hours at specific times and shifts during a meet, please remember to sign up early. 



ANNOUNCER - Number of spots needed: 3

COMPUTER/COLORADO SYSTEM - Number of spots needed: 8

FUNDRAISING - Number of spots needed: n/a

HOSPITALITY - Number of spots needed: 8

PHOTOGRAPHY - Number of spots needed: 3

READY BENCH - Number of spots needed: 12

RIBBONS - Number of spots needed: 6

RUNNER - Number of spots needed: 4

SET UP - Number of spots needed: 16 - total for Set Up and Take Down​

SNACK BAR/BARBEQUE - Number of volunteers needed: 20

SPECIAL EVENTS - Number of spots needed: 8

STARTER - Number of spots needed: 3

STROKE AND TURN - Number of spots needed: 8

TAKE DOWN - Number of spots needed: 16 - total for set up and take down.

TEAM PARENT - Number of spots needed: 24

TEAM TENT - Number of spots needed:  4

TIMERS - Number of spots needed: 36