VolunteersUpdated Tuesday August 14, 2018 by Citrus Park Sports Association.
Citrus Park Sports Association relies on a devoted legion of adult volunteers to help ensure that the league remains structured and runs smoothly. The league is always looking for responsible and enthusiastic individuals to support and coordinate its events and activities.
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER
Anyone can apply to become a volunteer. Whatever talents or skills you have, the league can use them. Volunteers are grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, retirees, friends, neighbors, and more. Any community member who wishes to become a volunteer may apply.
All parents of children involved in the league are strongly encouraged to volunteer. Volunteering allows your life and your child's life to intersect on common ground, with shared interests and goals.
On rare occasions, CPSA, through District Administrators and your local Board of Directors, may deny individuals the privilege of volunteering for reasons, past or present, that may be detrimental to the positive development of young people, other volunteers. When you apply to become a volunteer, you give CPSA the right to conduct necessary background checks.
WHAT ARE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR
The league typically needs volunteers in the following areas:
Managers & Coaches: Managers and coaches are the core of the league's volunteers. Given their close relationship and influence over the players, they are also among the most important. Please visit our Coaches Corner for more information.
Team Parent: Most teams have a volunteer who is known as the team parent. The role of the team parent is defined largely by the manager's needs and wishes, but team parents often help the managers organize team activities and fundraisers, handle logistical issues like uniforms and snacks, and make the whole team experience more fun.
Scorekeeper: Each team the in the Seniors, Juniors, Intermediate (50/70), Major, and Minors divisions in baseball and softball need at least one volunteer scorekeeper. The scorekeeper keeps the team's scorebook and, under the manager's direction, post the scores on SI Play app after each game.
Board of Directors: The Board of Directors is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the league within the rules, regulations, and policies of the league.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER
Anyone who wishes to volunteer must start by registering to volunteer online (the same process used to register players) There is no cost for volunteer registration. This registration is required ANNUALLY of all volunteers for any position. Some volunteer roles require specific documents and/or certifications to be uploaded in our system. Volunteers will not be assigned to their requested role until all documents have been received by the league. Click here to register as a volunteer!
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU VOLUNTEER
CPSA is required to conduct background checks on managers, coaches, members of the board of directors, and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams. The background check is completed online using the information provided in your registration. In some instances, you may receive a copy of the report from the background check provider. The league will notify you if there is an issue with your background check.