There are various volunteering opportunities.
Each position has an indicated maximum number of volunteers per team for that role. If a specific team position is split, only one designated person will receive their volunteer credit for that opportunity.
Note: not every volunteer position is needed at all levels of play. If your preferred volunteer opportunity has already been filled, your volunteer commitment must be filled via an alternative opportunity.
ASSISTANT COACH – maximum 2 per team
This position assists the Manager with anything involving team practices, player organization, skill building, game operations, equipment handling, team jersey distribution and general player and team support. This position also needs to assist the field maintenance person(s) with field setup and break down before and after games.
TEAM MANAGER– maximum 1 per team
This position assists the coaches with parent and team communications and general team support. The Team Manager role will also work with the Volunteer Coordinator to track volunteer needs, requirements and fulfillment for that team.
Team manager role can include:
-Obtaining and distributing the team roster
-Sending out team communications to parents (re: special events, game or practice changes, parties, etc.)
-Organizing a snack schedule (if agreed by team)
-Planning the team’s end of season party
-Organizing player trophies or appropriate coaches’ gifts
-Organizing and tracking volunteers among the team to cover concession stand commitments
FIELD MAINTENANCE – maximum 2 per team
This position will be responsible for maintaining the fields for your team before and after games. If needed, it is beneficial to solicit additional help from team parents as well.
Duties may include:
-Attend mandatory preseason Field Maintenance training
-Relay and act as trainer to parents that sign up to help out
-Assist at preseason Field Improvement Events
-Manage and perform all pregame and post-game field maintenance duties (home team)
-Remove all litter, team and spectator, and place in trash containers
-Put out and remove corner flags and store in field lockers (if last game of the day)
CONCESSION STAND VOLUNTEERS: 1 – 2 hour shifts
The concession stands are located at Kronenberger Park and MidState Field. They open for each scheduled game during the season. This position works as a team with 1-2 other volunteers per each shift.
-There should always be 2 adult volunteers at the concession stand
-Children under the age of 16 are not permitted in the concession stand.
-Register for shifts on the MSC website. You will receive an email reminder the day before your shift
-Duties to include: Selling food and drinks at the counter, and cleanup
-Home Teams are responsible for ensuring Concession Stand Shifts are covered
-Parents may choose to work shifts other than when their teams are playing - allowing parents to reach the volunteer minimum
There is no prior experience required for any of these volunteer opportunities. It is the Volunteer Coordinator’s responsibility to work with Team Managers to insure appropriate coverage for all shifts. For any substitutions to the shifts or cancellations, a Volunteer/Concession Stand Coordinator must be contacted in advance. Failure to show for your scheduled volunteer shift without any communication will result in an automatic charge of the Missed Commitment fee.
SPECIAL EVENTS VOLUNTEERS: 2 – 3 hour shifts
There are a number of special events throughout our soccer season season. This position will act in any number of ways to ensure those events run smoothly. Working with the Volunteer Coordinator, you will be scheduled to work at a particular event, and will be directed on requirements and time needed for that event. Some of the necessary areas required would be set up, check-in table, shepherding, team organization for pictures, tracking, clean up and/or could involve a concession stand shift on a special event day.
Meriden Soccer Club Special Events include:
In Person Registration Events
Spring Candy Hunt
Others: Clinics, Field Improvement Day, Tournaments, etc.