Volunteering is vital to the success of our team -- helping to hold fees to a minimum and creating a great season.


The team is entirely volunteer-run so we absolutely need all hands on deck.






Mako Sharks families are required to perform 40 hours of volunteer swim team service per family during the swim season with at least one meet set up or one tear down per season.

Each home meet families are expected to provide the following:

1) Fill at least one volunteer time slot each meet your child attends

2) Provide at least one donation for the concession stand

There is a position for everyone. Volunteers with minimal training can serve as timers, marshals, runners, at the concession stand, awards, set up, and clean up. Other positions, such as swim meet Stroke and Turn Officials, require training which is typically held prior to the beginning of the competitive season. More information on volunteering opportunities can be obtained from our Volunteer Coordinator.  If you have extenuating circumstances (single parenting with small children, disabilities, etc.) and cannot fulfill volunteer hours during meets please speak with our volunteer coordinator about creative way to fulfill your volunteer hours.  We always have needs outside of meets for volunteer support.

Outside of swim meets, volunteer hours can also be earned by participating in fundraisers, holding a board position, or serving in a key volunteer position such as Travel Coordinator, Meet Director, Concessions, etc.

A full discription of all of the volunteer opportunities can be found HERE

All swim meet specific volunteer positions and concession stand donations will be in the meet information on our Team Unify website. All members will submit their hours to the Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) through https://www.myarmyonesource.com. Volunteers are expected to log their hours regularly into their accounts which are monitored by the Volunteer Coordinator. Safari and Firefox browsers work best for accessing VMIS. For questions about setting up your VMIS account please speak with the Mako Sharks Volunteer Coordinator or the ACS Volunteer Coordinator

After the EFSL Short Distance Championships and Team Banquet, families with less than 40 hours recorded in VMIS will be billed at $10/hr and charged to your family Team Unify account.

Member families who do not complete the volunteer hour requirement or have an outstanding balance at the end of the season are not considered “in good standing.” This could result in denial to participate with the team in off-season spring and summer training or registration for the 2021-22 Season.

Families of swimmers who qualify and compete in Long Distance and/or Short Distance Championships should expect to perform volunteer duties (typically timing) in support of the host team at these events which will be counted towards the Volunteer Hours requirement.