BVSF Volunteer Program
In order to have a successful race season for our Race and Devo Race teams, a lot of volunteer work must be done. Other than our paid coaching, all tasks are performed by our BVSF member volunteers. This is similar to how many other youth sports programs operate – heavily dependent on volunteer commitments. Our Team Program is only as successful as our members make it!
BVSF has decided to operate on a point-based system, instead of a money deposit system where you “earn” back your deposit as many other race teams do. We hope that this will be successful so a money deposit program is not necessary. We are reflecting the different job values by assigning a point-based “work credit” on a scale from 10 to 40. Frequently, the “value” of the job and the estimated time of work are not equivalent. This policy is designed to incentivize members to volunteer for the critical jobs that must be accomplished. In particular, we are in need of parents to sign up for official US Ski & Snowboard Association roles that require training at Palisades on the first weekend in November. If we don’t have people in these roles, races WILL be cancelled.
The season Volunteer Point recommendation varies by Team. Race Devo recommendation is 10 points; Race Team is 20 points. Any adult can assign their points earned to any family, so families can help each other, or friends and relatives can also help.
Positions and availability are subject to change in nature and/or points. Sign-ups are on a first come first serve basis. In some cases, the jobs may require a certain level of skill or knowledge so the Volunteer Coordinator reserves the right to approve and/or reassign as appropriate, of course with the volunteers’ knowledge.
We encourage members to volunteer for jobs that equal meet their point requirement prior to the beginning of the season and we will send out an email over the summer to families can prepare. Additional jobs can be signed up for during the season however most jobs are needed to be done early in the season or before the season starts so it is preferred if families sign up right away. Credit for a job is earned only after the task associated with the position is fulfilled in a satisfactory manner. When you arrive to perform your job, check in with the Volunteer Coordinator and/or event chairperson who will verify the completion of the job. These positions are subject to change in nature and/or points.
We are using this Google Form to sign up for volunteer opportunities and this Google Sheet to track of volunteer hours. We will send reminders to sign up to the team parents and other BVSF members over the summer and fall.