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Volunteer FAQs

Q: Why Must I Volunteer?

With the amount of work to be done during the season, we could not do it without the parents efforts and their volunteer time.  The money made from the concession is used to pay the umpires and without it our registration fees would be much higher.

Families with 2 or more children on the same team must do a volunteer shift for each child. The parents of each child help the association by volunteering for a variety of positions or duties, the most common being to perform a shift within the concession.
 

Q: How Do I Sign Up for A Volunteer Shift?

You can access the Cloverdale Minor Baseball Dib Sessions to sign up for a shift.  Various volunteer dates/times will be available through the course of the season. 

Most frequently available, is the concession shift. Your shift in the CMBA concession is a 4-hour shift.  The duties include handling cash, food prep, barbequing, and clean up at the end of the night.

You can also volunteer by becoming a coach/assistant coach for your child's team.  For more information about coaching, please visit Coaches FAQs 

***NOTE: General duties to assist the team (ie-field prep, score keeping, etc.), do not count towards volunteer credits.

Q: Can I Opt-Out from Volunteering?

At registration time, you can "opt-out" of doing volunteer duty by including a $150 "Volunteer Duty Opt-Out Cheque" (dated the same as your registration cheque). The money from the opt out cheques will allow us to hire people to fill concession shift when we are short of volunteer workers.

During the online registration process, you will have the option to pay for Volunteer Opt-Out fees via credit card.

Q: WHAT HAPPENS TO MY VOLUNTEER TIME IF MY SHIFT IS CANCELLED OR RAINED OUT?

Although it would be nice to say, forget about it, we cannot. If the shift you sign up for is cancelled you will need to select another shift at a later date.

Q: HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY SHIFT HAS BEEN RAINED OUT?

Unless you have been notified (or information is posted to the CMBA web site) , you will still have to report to the concession to make sure that the duty is cancelled. Sometimes T-ball or Super-T may be cancelled but the higher divisions will still try to get a game in, which means the concession is open.

Q: CAN I BRING MY CHILD(REN) WITH ME TO DO CONCESSION DUTY?

No, children are not allowed in the concession at any time.

You must be 16 years of age or older to sign up to work in the concession.  There are NO substitutions or volunteers allowed younger than 16 without prior approval from the Concession Manager.   You must be 14 years or older to be in the concession since it is an operating food establishmentYou will be required to follow all food safety/COVID guidelines set out by the association.