NOTE: This policy is for 8U and up, this does not include the Little Spartans
In the interest of creating a more fair and equitable situation for all our members, the IGHSF has determined that a Volunteer policy needs to be established for its travel teams’ members. We have in the past had a small group of members doing the large majority of the volunteering. This creates an unfair circumstance, and at times has made it very difficult to get enough volunteers for a particular event. Thus, we have researched what several other youth associations have done in terms of volunteering and created our own policy. We believe our volunteer policy is very fair and meets the needs of the IGH Softball Federation.
Volunteer Policy Update:
Our association is dedicated to providing the lowest possible cost to players, while at the same time continuing to provide excellent equipment, uniforms, tournaments and clinics. We have established many fundraisers to meet our goals, but volunteerism is also very important to the success of our program.
During the Dec. 16 IGHSF Board meeting, the IGHSF Board voted to increase volunteer hour requirements from six (6) to nine (9) hours in 2019:
Administration of the Policy:
Our Fundraising chairperson will organize, delegate and monitor all volunteering. In order for it to count towards your yearly requirement, IT MUST BE PRE-ARRANGED through the chairperson. This can all be done through the website. The policy will be administered as follows:
Our Fundraising chairperson will monitor each event, the volunteers who participated and the number of hours worked. Upon the completion of our last fundraiser for the year, all members who have met their yearly obligation will have their uncashed check returned to them. Those not meeting the obligation will have their checks cashed at that time.
The IGHSF will once again host the Spartan Spectacular June 14-16. We have also decided as a board to host Fall Ball in 2019. Between the Spartan Spectacular and Fall Ball, we believe there will be plenty of opportunities for IGHSF families to meet their nine (9) hour volunteer requirement in 2019.