For the 2019 baseball season, we will require each family to volunteer 15 hours of their time to help with the daily operations. 6 of the 15 must be completed during tournaments.
Parkways volunteer fee is still $150 per family. New for the 2019 season Parkway will not be collecting the deposit checks as we have done in the past.
**Should you not complete your requirement you will be charged the $150.
The success of Parkway Little League depends on the many volunteers who donate their time to help keep Parkway a successful and effective community organization. There are changes* to the volunteer requirement in 2019 in an attempt to improve flexibility for families as well as ensure we have adequate coverage.
Opportunities to fulfill your volunteer hours will be posted on DIBS. DIBS opportunities will also be listed on the home page of the website for viewing. Each family will have an account set up with DIBS once they register their child with PLL. *Your username and password for DIBS will be the same username and password you used to register for the season.
You will have an opportunity to sign up for volunteer hours at anytime. An email will be sent out when an urgent need for volunteers arises.
Tournament sign-ups will be placed on the DIBS System when the brackets and game times are finalized for that tournament. Upcoming home tournament dates will be listed under the Tournament tab.
Additional volunteer opportunities will be posted throughout the season and will be available on a first come basis. Once you choose a task, it will be your responsibility to complete that task at the time required. During your shift, please check in at the concession stand. Not following these steps may result in your hours not being recorded.
The Parkway Board is open to considering additional activities to be counted as volunteer time to help in the operations of the Association. If you think you have a special skill or would like to contribute to the Association in a different way, please contact Deanna Hedberg with your idea. Not all ideas will work for the association, but we are more than willing to listen to ideas from our members to help better the program and experience for all players.
Committing to being a coach or team manager will fulfill your hours for the season.
PLL uses the DIBS volunteer scheduling system. Please go to DIBS tabs to access the DIBS system. You will be asked to login in order to view and claim available volunteer opportunities. DO NOT SET UP A NEW DIBS USER ID AND PASSWORD! All families will be automatically downloaded into DIBS after registration. If you have forgotten the username or password that you used to register, you can click on the links on the login pages for password resets and username information. Any member of your family can perform tasks. Your volunteer hours are calculated on a family basis, not an individual basis.
Once you have logged into DIBS, you will be able to view volunteer opportunities that are open.
If you need to cancel a claimed shift, you must do so within 72 hours of the shift.
You are encouraged to select to receive notifications; this will notify you via email of your claimed item and will notify/remind you of your upcoming commitments.
The success of Parkway Little League depends on the many volunteers who donate their time to help keep Parkway a successful and effective community organization. For the 2019 baseball season, we will require each family to volunteer 15 hours of their time to help with the daily operations. 6 of the 15 must be completed during tournaments.
Parkways volunteer fee is still $150 per family. New for the 2019 season Parkway will not be collecting the deposit checks as we have done in the past. **Should you not complete your requirement you will be charged the $150.00.
If you choose to buyout you may choose this option during the check out processes.
The goal of the Association is to have families volunteer their time.
Thank you for your time in the past and your commitment to continue to make Parkway affordable as possible for all.
Q: How do I sign-up for my 15 volunteer hours?
A: You will sign-up using DIBS
Q: Do volunteers need a background check?
A: Coaches, manager, and any volunteer on the field with a child will need a background check paid by Parkway. There are additional roles that require background checks, including Concessions assistant and field maintenance roles.
Q: If I pay $150 to opt-out, does that mean I’m not responsible for any volunteer requirements?
A: No, the $150 opt-out fee removes you from the 15 hours.
Q: What if I only fill 14 hours; will I be charged $150?
When you know a lot about baseball, it’s easy to commit to doing too much for a team. When you know nothing about baseball, it’s easy to shy away. But you’ll have more fun, get to know more people and understand what’s going on if you volunteer for at least one activity, whether it’s managing a team or volunteering in the concession stand. As with everything else, it’s important to do what you say you’ll do-and do your best at that.
To be a good volunteer:
Schedule it: Take your volunteer commitments as seriously as your commitments-put them in your calendar and on your “to-do” list.
Go with your strengths
Get help; If your time commitments change ask for help. If you end up being out of town all the time for work, or you don’t have time, ask someone else to do it rather than skipping it.
Keep a positive attitude: If you volunteer for something, just do it without complaining. If you think of a better way to do it, discuss it with the association later.
Volunteering will make the experience more fun and more rewarding for you, your player and your whole family.