2023-2024 Edmonton Girls Hockey Association Volunteer Program
Thank you to all families for volunteering!
Edmonton Girls Hockey Association is a volunteer-run organization, and as such, it depends on the volunteer assistance of its members to function successfully. Volunteers are essential to maintaining and growing Edmonton Girls Hockey Association. The more volunteers we have, the better our association becomes!
Overview of 2023-2024 Volunteer Program:
Opportunities that count for 2 Volunteer Commitments for 2023-2024 are:
Opportunities that count for 1 Volunteer Commitments for 2023-2024 are:
If you have additional suggestions/recommendations on ways to help out - bring them forward - the EGHA Board may want to add them to the list of volunteer opportunities.
Please note: Volunteering for 50/50 opportunities or for EGHA hosted casinos do not count towards volunteer commitments, as families have the opportunity to earn $100 registration credits for those commitments.
2023-2024 Volunteer Program FAQs
How do I find volunteer opportunities?
To volunteer for vacant Executive positions, director positions, or chairs/members of committees, please contact the Vice President Operations (email@example.com).
To volunteer for coaching positions (head coach, assistant coach or bench mom), please complete the following form: EGHA Coach/Bench Staff - Submission of Interest. Completion of this form does not guarantee you will be selected for one of these positions.
Many positions will be determined at your team’s first parent meeting. Jersey parents, parent liaisons, scorekeepers, etc, will be determined at that time. Volunteers for special events, Minor Hockey Week and Provincials may also be communicated to you through your Coach and/or Team Manager, and you will have the opportunity to sign up at that time. For other volunteer commitments, please watch for communications from your association.
Alternatively, you may contact the EGHA Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about volunteer opportunities.
What will happen if I do not complete my volunteer commitments?
At the end of the season, any family who has not completed the minimum of 2 volunteer commitments per player will have a $100 - $200 charge per player invoiced to them. The payment will be due immediately. If not paid, the invoice will remain payable, and will have to be paid before the player will be able to register for the new season.
How are these volunteer jobs tracked?
Association wide volunteer tasks are tracked by the EGHA Volunteer Coordinator using the volunteer sign up sheets used for various events. The Team Managers will track and then submit a list of team commitments twice during the season directly to the EGHA Volunteer Coordinator. The EGHA Volunteer Coordinator will use all data to track the volunteer commitments for the entire association.
Will I be contacted prior to my volunteer time as a reminder?
No, it is your responsibility to manage your volunteer commitment.
Will I be contacted prior to the $100 - $200 fee being applied to my children’s profile(s)?
Edmonton Girls Hockey Association will share out opportunities to volunteer to all members, but the responsibility is the family’s to ensure they have volunteered. Families will be notified of the debit when a receipt is issued showing the debit. Our goal is to not be required to apply the fee to any player’s profile.
Do donations, sponsorships, or gifts count as a Volunteer Commitment?
No, things like bringing snacks or other items to the team, team sponsorships, or event tickets do not count as volunteering.
If I pay out my volunteer does that excuse me from participating in any fundraisers for the club?
No, EGHA needs the support of our parents to run our teams. Please ensure you are volunteering in some capacity. If you are not able to volunteer for commitment reasons, please reach out to email@example.com.
What if I help the Coach or Manager with part of their duties throughout the year, does that count as a Volunteer Commitment?
No, although taking on some extra little tasks may be helpful to the Coach or Manager to help with things like game sheets, raffle tickets, or planning a party, those tasks are already accounted for under other positions and do not count as a Volunteer Commitment.