VOLUNTEER JOBS Jobs so fun that you'll do them for free!
The Nadadores lifeblood are our volunteer parents. We simply cannot function as a swim team without everyone's help.
We ask that everyone pitch-in by serving at lest one-half of one meet in one of our volunteer jobs. We have roles for everyone, regardless of your schedule or circumstances. Some jobs are only needed for meets, some are just for a special event, some are season-long leadership jobs. Take your pick!
______________________________________________ The two jobs described below require dedicated training from the league. One-time training sessions for both are being held at the Jewish Community Center. ______________________________________________ Scorerkeeper (Need one per meet, but two is better)
Description: You are the nerve center of the meet! Feel the Power! Consider yourself a historian. You enter the swim meet results in the tabulation software, HY-TEK's Meet Manager, that our league uses.
Time commitment: One or two hours' training plus working our two home meets
You will need: Ultra-basic data-entry skills.
We supply: Laptop, printer, software and training, we'll reimburse any out-of-pocket ink and paper expenses, During meets, you get free soft drinks from concessions, maybe even a burger if you're nice.
Training: Saturday,May 2, 2015 2-4 PM or Saturday, May 16, 2015 2-4 PM @ the JCC
Unexpected benefits: Once each meet is over, the joyous and grateful crowd hoists you on their shoulders, serves you champagne and caviar, and carries you all the way home to your air conditioner. ______________________________________________ Meet Officials 1 STARTER, 1 REFEREE, 4 STOKE & TURN JUDGES (Need six per home meet, but more is better)
Description: You are the rules czar. Pace the sidelines (holding a clipboard!, watching the swimmers' starts, strokes, and turns to be sure all are staying within the rules. This keeps it fair for everyone. You are omnipotent!
Time commitment: One or two hours' training plus working our two home meets. With two officials, we can split the duty in half.
Training: Sunday, May 3 (Referees and Starters) 3-5 PM or Saturday, May 9 (Referees and Starters) 3-5 PM @ the JCC
Sunday, May 17 (Stroke & Turn judges) 3-5 PM @ the JCC
Wednesday, May 20 (for all officials) 6-7 PM On-deck training and demonstrations @ the JCC Pool
We supply: Training and undying respect. During meets, you get free soft drinks from concessions, maybe even a burger if you're nice.
Unexpected benefits: You are treated with great honor and deference as you simply exude omnipotent and unfailingly judicious wisdom. All must bow!
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The following jobs also need filling, but we can train you on-the-job. Note that we need EVERY parent's volunteer participation, so find a job or task that suits you and your schedule and let us know your choice ASAP. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Starter (One or two per meet)
Description: It all starts with you.(pun intended) You get to yell in a megaphone and the kids will actually listen to you! Watch them jump at your command! Well, for a few hours anyway.
Time commitment: One or two hours' training plus working our two home meets
You will need: Eyes, lungs, fingers, brain, whistle.
We supply: Megaphone, pool, kids
Training: See Officials training above
Unexpected benefits: The entire meet is one fast blur of activity. Spend the whole meet in the Splash Zone. Free water. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Head Timer (1 or 2 per meet)
Description: You da Master Of Time Itself! Making sure that all timing positions are filled and that everything runs like clockwork. And you get to run a stopwatch yourself! What could be better?
Time commitment: One or two minutes' training plus working our two home meets
You will need: Fingers, eyeballs, legs
We supply: Sexy stopwatches
Training: 15 minutes prior to meet's start
Unexpected benefits: Too numerous to mention here _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Timers (10-20 needed per meet, half-meet shifts)
Description: You are as close to the action as possible! Right there at the start and finish! (Some people pay thousands to get this close.) You get to lean over the edge of the pool and push a stopwatch button.
Time commitment: Ten seconds of training, work at least a half of the meet.
You will need: At least one functioning eyeball and finger.
We supply: Super sexy stopwatches!
Training: Just be at the meet a half-hour before it starts.
Unexpected benefits: Superb cardio workout. For your finger. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
* FOR DANGEROUS VOLUNTEER JOBS
MO MEET JOBS
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The following meet-realted jobs also need filling, but we can train you on-the-job. Note that we need EVERY parent's volunteer participation, so find a job or task that suits you and your schedule and let us know your choice ASAP. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ready Bench Lead (one per meet)
Description: Do you know how to herd cattle? Then this job is for you! Organize the wrangling of swimmers in line to race. You'll learn that it's not just your own kids who don't listen to you!
Time commitment: Every meet, all meet long.
You will need: Big Voice. Big Patience.
We supply: Kids who don't listen to you. Schedule on a clipboard. Pens.
Unexpected benefits: You'll realize that all kids are the same. Except when they are different. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ready Bench Helpers (2-3 per meet)
Description: Assist the Ready Bench Lead and make certain that he/she does not completely lose their sanity.
Time commitment: Every meet, all meet long.
You will need: Cattle prod
We supply: Cattle
Training: Navy Seal certification.
Unexpected benefits: Our nation's gratitude _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Runner (two per meet)
Description: Want to look busy and officious? All you haveto do is walk timer sheets from the timers to the scoring table. Easy sneezy.
Time commitment: Each home meet.
You will need: legs, hands
We supply: Stuff to carry, urgency.
Training: Can you chew gum too? No Want to learn how?
Unexpected benefits: Unlimited expense account _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ribbon Writers (2-3, the first practice after the meet)
Description: You get to slap individual stickers on the backof countless ribbons that will mean everything today and will clog the vacuum cleaner next week, forgotten and cast off.
Time commitment: 1-2 hours per meet
You will need: An existentialist's outlook, a hunger for meditational work, good karma
We supply: Piles of ribbons, reams of stickers, dozens of awards-crazed children demanding immediate gratification.
Training: Do you have a pulse?
Unexpected benefits: A new appreciation for those brave swim team pioneers who wrote out all the ribbon info BY HAND! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Concessions Lead (One per season, or a tag-team)
Description: Feed an army! Go on a crazy shopping spree! Make money for the team's budget! Watch kids beg for candy.
Time commitment: A day's worth of planning and shopping prior to each home meet. Oversee operations during the home meets.
You will need: Ability to plan and shop and run a 5 hour, 5 star restaurant. Outside.
We supply: Admiration, and relief that it ain't us in your job! But we will give you training, support, historical data, and a budget.
Training: At your convenience. But the planning needs to start early.
Unexpected benefits: This job will look awesome on your resumé. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Concessions Helpers (10-12 per meet. half-meet shifts)
Description: Sling burgers, take money from children, memorize how many flavors of Twizzlers we have, put that weird cheese-like stuff on anything.
Time commitment: Half-meet shifts at all home meets. First shift usually starts at 6:30 AM. You read that correctly - 6:30 AM!
You will need: A devotion to fine culinary achievement. And a tolerance for junk food.
We supply: Hungry people with nothing smaller than a $20. Shade. Electricity. Fire.
Training: If you need training, then this is probably not the job for you. Seriously.
Unexpected benefits: Once the meet is over, you can dump the ice and stand in it with your bare feet. Beyond heavenly. You also get to witness who eats what. It'll blow your mind! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Abner Glotz. Our first champion. 1894
* SURVIVAL NOT GUARANTEED
OTHER TEAM JOBS
_________________________________________________________ The jobs below happen mostly away from the meet. No special training is needed and we can fill you in on all the gory details. _________________________________________________________ Pizza Party Chair (1 chair + 1 or 2 helpers) (Fri Evening, May 19)
Description: Manage the chaos of our kick-off event. Order more pizza than you ever have in your life! Time commitment: A couple of hours planning + the event itself
You will need: A brain
We supply: The funds to purchase pizza, soft-drinks, plates, etc. A mob of hungry people.
Unexpected benefits: Host a huge party for a surprisingly small amount of effort. ______________________________________________ Swimathon Chair (one person) (Tue afternoon, June 3)
Description: Run our über-important fund raiser challenge! Ensure that Swimathon envelopes get to each Nadadore, promote the event, make kids swim like crazy until they can't. Make sure laps are tabulated, money is collected, prizes are obtained.
Time commitment: A few hours + the event itself
You will need: Ability to organize, promote, count.
We supply: Training, supplies, swimmers, prize towels
Unexpected benefits: You are our Rainmaker! Enjoy the accolades and gratitude! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ice Cream Social Chair Mon evening, June 9 (One person and two helpers))
Description: Kids + Ice cream + swimming = a bad idea, said no one ever. Buy a mountain of ice cream and fixings. Serve it.
Time commitment: An hour's shopping and the event itself.
You will need: A love of ice cream
We supply: Money, pool, kids
Unexpected benefits: No brain freeze - Guaranteed! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Awards Banquet Chair Mon evening, June 30
(1 person + 2 helpers)
Description: Host the social event of the season! Be the envy of all!
Order a mountain of BBQ, secure all the fixings!
Annoint others to wrangle awards and other stuff.
A day's worth of planning and shopping,
plus setting up and running the event itself.
You will need:
Ability to stay organized, on time, and
Hungry people, money, pool
We'll walk you through the whole thing
These jobs are so cool that they endure far
beyond the competitive season itself!
Help steer the Nadadores to a better tomorrow. ______________________________________________ TEAM PRESIDENT
The grand poobah! THe seat of POWER!
If you have to ask, I can't tell you.
You will need:
A willingness to work with smart, nice people as y'all
strive to sustain and grow this thing.
It is such a rush to witness the team's energy unfold
and blossom before your very eyes.
Winning doubles the fun. ______________________________________________ TEAM SECRETARY
Coolest job on the planet!
Maintain the team's records.
(Minutes of meetings, team registration and roster)
Stop the President from driving off the cliff.
What is time, really, when you are having this much fun?
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