YNWL Volunteer Requirements

All YNWL program offerings are designed and planned for the benefit and enjoyment of our swimmers. It is an honor and a privilege to have the ability to host events at our great facility. These events serve many purposes, including developing skilled and enthusiastic athletes, building team unity, generating support among families, demonstrating to our athletes the importance of giving back, and significant financial support for the program helping to keep monthly fees stable. Hosted Events save families over $300 per swimmer annually.

The Volunteer Worker Requirements have been established in order to fulfill our program needs for the 2021-22 swimming year (Sept-July). Per family requirements may be adjusted during the year according to actual team needs.

There is an option to “Opt-Out” of the Volunteer Requirement and pay a reduced fee up front. See the “Opt-Out Form” by clicking HERE.

Volunteer Requirements - Minimum Hours per FAMILY for the year (SCY & LCM, Sept-July) based on the family’s highest Level swimmer on the team

  • Pre-I = 4hrs
  • Level I/II = 11hrs
  • Level III/IV = 16hrs
  • Level V/VI = 23hrs

 

  1. Each family is required to sign-up for (and complete) the minimum hours of volunteer hours for the Winter and Summer Seasons combined.
    1. Required hours will be pro-rated for Late Registrants and will be pro-rated for early withdraw from the program, based on opportunities that have been available.
      1. If hosted events are canceled, required hours per family may be adjusted lower.
    2. Expectations
      1. For all YNWL-hosted meets, parents are expected to volunteer for meet worker positions regardless of whether their child is competing in the meet
        1. We typically have 8 annually hosted events: Fall Invitational, “B” Meet, January YMCA Meets (2), Spring Invitational, Damon McCoy, City Summer League Champs, & Last Chance
      2. Away Meets: Parents of swimmers in the meet are expected to assist in fulfilling volunteer positions assigned to the team, regardless of having fulfilled the YNWL Volunteer Requirement. Unfilled positions may be assigned to the families in attendance with the lowest seasonal volunteer credit at that time. Failure to fill a position if assigned may result in additional hours being added to the family’s requirement.
      3. Championships – Help fill League Assigned positions for each Championship meet your swimmer attends, regardless of having fulfilled the YNWL requirement. Unfilled positions may be assigned to the families in attendance with the lowest seasonal volunteer credit at that time. Failure to fill a position if assigned may result in additional hours being added to the family’s requirement.
      4. Hours for assorted jobs as needed for special events or other meets.
  2. There will be a $20 per hour charge for unfulfilled hours at the end of the LCM season or at the time a swimmer leaves the program, whichever comes first.
  3. Requirement Pro-Rate Policy
    1. Families joining between December 1st – January 31st will be required to complete 75% of the normal requirement
    2. Families joining between February 1st -March 31st will be required to complete 50% of the normal requirement
    3. Families joining after April 1st will have required hours determined based on the number of events remaining on the schedule and available opportunities
  4. Fee Pro-Rate Policy
    1. Families leaving the team between November 15th-December 31st must have completed at least 20% of volunteering or will be charged $20/hr for the difference up to 20%
    2. Families leaving the team between January 1st-February 28th must have completed at least 40% of volunteering or will be charged $20/hr for the difference up to 40%
    3. Families leaving the team between March 1st-June 1st must have completed at least 60% of volunteering or will be charged $20/hr for the difference up to 60%
    4. Families leaving the team after June 1st must have completed the full required volunteer requirement.