Salem Youth Baseball relies on volunteers to keep this program running. To ensure that everyone contributes to the volunteer hours necessary to run the league the following volunteer programhas been implemented in Salem Youth Baseball. Each family will be responsible for fulfilling 4 hours of volunteer service per registered player. A check or other form will be required to be submitted to Salem Youth Baseball at tryouts or prior to uniform pickup. This fee will cover both Tag Day requirements and Volunteer hours. The deposit will be refunded at the completion of the season and/or on verification that all volunteer hours have been 100% complete. Volunteer hours will be available as follows;
Game Day Volunteer Hours
Each team will have 5 hours to distribute at each home game (6 regular season games):
Maintenance – 2 parents .5 hour credit per game
2 parents must arrive one hour before first pitch, to prepare field for game play, may include; raking, lining field, and other light duties as needed to get the field ready for play. Monday Night all trash needs to be brought up for pick up. Tuesday afternoon the barrels need to be brought back down. This will be expected of you as the day’s Maintenance team. 1 hour will be credited to each parent for each game.
Official Scorekeeper - 1 parent 2 hours credit per game
Ability to follow game and keep track of each pitch. Score will be kept on the Game Changer app, which must be downloaded to your smartphone. Scorekeeper will be official pitch count tracker.
Game Photographer – 1 parent .5 hour credit per game
Take pictures of game, trying to capture the best moments. 1 hour credit per game, but be creative and take as many pictures as you want. Pictures will need to be uploaded to share site for viewing within 24 hours of game completion.
Concession Stand Volunteer Hours
We will attempt to run our concession stand as much as possible with our volunteers;
Shifts in the stand will be available for sign ups via signupgenius once we open the stand. Each (1) hour you volunteer in the concession stand will result in a 1 hour credit towards your required volunteer hours.
2 parents to work cash register, clean and stock, as needed and one parent to sign up as Chef to help cook chicken fingers, Burgers, Hot Dogs. Clean up, bathroom and trash duty for all volunteers.
Various Volunteer Duties
Field clean up days
Lawn mowing (inquire if available)
Foul weather field clean up assistance
Special Event assistance, ie; Tag Day, Opening Day, Fisher Cats game, Championship Night, etc.
Busy schedule and cannot help us out with volunteer hours this season? We offer a $100 buyout option and you will not be required to complete the volunteer hours or Tag Day. We do, however, ask that you please have your child participate in Tag Day if you can.
All volunteer hours will be assigned on a First Come First Served basis. Sign up quickly to ensure you get slots that work best for you.
**$100 CHECKS WILL BE CASHED IMMEDIATELY IF YOU SKIP TAG DAY**
Due to the endless hours committed to our program by our coaches and Board Members, the 4 hour Volunteer requirement is waived for these individuals.