Volunteering

As they say, it takes a village to run a swim club (or something like that!)  This section of the website describes Marlin’s family volunteer commitment and helps you understand available opportunities. If you have a question that isn’t answered below email us at volunteerrdmarlins@gmail.com.

Commitment

Marlins families are required to volunteer 15 hours a season, including at least one on-deck officiating shift.   A deposit of $400 per family is required at registration.  This cheque will be returned to you once the required volunteer hours are complete.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are several ways you can complete your volunteer commitment with the club. We’re working on a streamlined volunteer Sign Up process for 2019 but for now, check out some of the ways you can get involved:

Social Activities

Help the social committee organize successful social events by signing up to help set up chairs and food at our Meet the Coach event or AGM, or help serve pasta, ice cream or pancakes at our team building activities!  For more information visit the Social page

Timers

Be a timer at one of our endurance swims or time trials.  While this job doesn’t count towards your on-deck commitment if you’re new to swimming this is a great way to prepare to be a timer at a sanctioned meet.

Swim Meets  – Officiating and Non-Officiating

Officiating is one of the biggest ways to get involved.  For more information on officiating opportunities, what training is required (and how to get that training), and how to sign up please visit the Officials page or email our Officials Coordinator at rdmarlinsofficials@gmail.com

In addition to on-deck officiating volunteer options, you can help set up/take down crew, announcer, concession and raffle table sales.

Committee/Board Member

Join a Marlins Committee or the Board.  Below you will find links to position descriptions:

Executive and Director positions are 2-year terms and are staggered to balance turn over.  Committee positions are 1-year terms and don’t need to be elected.

Track Your Hours

To make sure you get credited for your volunteer hours be sure to keep track of the hours you have volunteered, and how you earned them.  Submit them by email to us at the end of each month.  We aren’t your mom so please don’t forget to send us those hours – families who fail to complete their full volunteer commitment by the end of the season will have their $400 deposit cheque cashed.

An example of how you can send us your hours:

Jane Doe for swimmer Sarah Doe

Hours for May:

  • 2 hours serving food at Meet the Coach event
  • 4 hours safety marshall at Lacombe meet

Submit to: volunteerrdmarlins@gmail.com

Reminder: Some other family requirements may seem like volunteering but they are counted separately to your volunteer commitment. These include things like Bingos, Casinos and the Bottle Drive. More information on these activities can be found on the Fundraising and Bingo pages.