Aldergrove Minor Baseball is a volunteer-run Association and, therefore, requires all families to help in order to keep the registration fees down. Baseball is a team sport that promotes skill & leadership development, friendships and life skills all while getting outdoors and getting some exercise. We want to make sure that ALL children have the opportunity to play the wonderful game regardless of their financial situation. Without volunteers, we would need to hire out these jobs at a cost. Thanks to all of you for your continued support.
Each family is required to complete four (4) hours of volunteer work from the Rally-Cap to the Midget divisions. At registration, each family is required to provide us with a $150 volunteer deposit cheque.
If a family is not able to volunteer at all, they will have chosen the volunteer opt-out package at the time of registration and will have paid their $150 volunteer moneys at that time.
Should a family decide partway through the season that they will not be able to volunteer, they an email must be sent to the AMBA Registrar and request that their Volunteer Deposit cheque be cashed.
Otherwise, if volunteer hours are not complete; cheques will be cashed on or before July 1st.
Parents should keep track of their hours on the Parent Volunteer Summary Form found in the Resources section of this website. The completed form can be submitted to your Team Volunteer Coordinator or emailed to the Association Volunteer Coordinator.
Volunteer support from parents/guardians/family members is vital to the Aldergrove Minor Baseball’s success. Without volunteers, the Association would not exist.
Jobs that Qualify for Volunteer Hours:
(a) * Board (Voting Members) - President, 2 Vice Presidents, Treasurer, Secretary and Directors
(b) ** Coordinators (Non-Voting Members) - Including but not limited to (as voted on by the Board) - Divisions (8), Batting Cages, Field Allocation, Special Events, Volunteer, Umpire, Sponsorship, Equipment, Tournament and Website
* Executive Board Members are voted in by its members at the AGM held in October.
** Coordinators are volunteers who fill specific roles throughout the season that are imperative to help keep our association running smoothly and are appointed. If you wish to become a coordinator, please reach out to Aldergrove Minor Baseball’s President.
Each team can have as many coaches that they want, but only 1 Head Coach and 2 Assistant Coaches will receive their hours. 1 Manager will also be eligible for their hours.
Hours will be counted only for jobs that are deemed to be a benefit to the Association. These include but are not limited to (Board approval required prior to event):
Pre season field setup, in-season league run field maintenance, post season field take down, Association-run tournament duties (pitch counting, score keeping, field maintenance) and special events (pancake breakfast, in-person registration, fun day, Christmas parade, volunteer appreciation night).
NOTE: All Team-associated roles DO NOT constitute volunteer hours and are the responsibility of ALL parents. These include and are not limited to: Scorekeeping, pitch counting, field set up (line & rake fields), and field take down (rake and tarp field)
Aldergrove Minor Baseball Association has, again, decided to contract out the Concession for the 2018 season. Therefore, volunteers will NOT be asked to complete hours in the concession.
Bantam & Midget Level Hours
The Bantam & Midget divisions will once again have the players complete their family’s hours through the Mentorship program. Each player will need to participate in 2 clinics teaching baseball to the Mosquito and Pee Wee players. If a senior player is unable to attend these sessions, alternate arrangements will be made through the Volunteer Coordinator to accommodate the required hours.
NOTE: All Bantam and Midget players are expected to participate in these clinics regardless of their parents completing their hours (ie. Coaches, Managers or Board Members). If you have any questions or concerns about the Volunteer program, please email the Association Volunteer Coordinator. For more details on the volunteer program see the AMBA website under the Volunteer tab.