Pinole Hercules Little League (PHLL) is an all-volunteer league. Aside from the youth umpiring program and outside vendors, no one is paid for their time and efforts in making sure the League is successful. PHLL asks you to be an active participant and a positive role model by doing your share to help make this season a success.
The success of PHLL depends on the many volunteers who donate their time to help keep PHLL an effective community organization. For the season, we will require each family to volunteer service time to help with the daily operations.
Opportunities to fulfill your volunteer service requirements and to sign up for volunteer service will be communicated by the Team Parent/Volunteer Coordinator or Team Manager. An email will be sent when an urgent need for volunteers arises.
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.
The PHLL Board is open to considering additional activities to be counted as volunteer time to help in the operations of the League and other services that you can offer (landscaping, cleaning, painting, electrician, etc.). Not all ideas will work for the League, but we are always interested in ideas from our members to help better the program and experience. Please direct ideas to [email protected].
Committing to be a Board member, Team Parent/Volunteer Coordinator, Team Scorekeeper, Team Manager or Coach will fulfill your volunteer service for the season. Other volunteer opportunities are assigned units and completion of 15 or more units will fulfill volunteer service for the season.
PHLL families pay a $150 per family volunteer deposit with registration. This money will be refunded back to you at the end of the season if your volunteer service has been completely satisfied.
Claiming Volunteer Service Units
Team Parent/Volunteer Coordinators and Team Managers will work with league officials to track and record volunteer service units.
When you know a lot about baseball or softball, it is easy to commit to doing too much for a team. When you know little about baseball or softball, it is easy to shy away. However, you will have more fun, get to know more people, and better understand what is going on if you volunteer for activities. As with everything else, it is important to do what you say you will do and do your best at that.
Take your volunteer commitments as seriously as your other commitments – put them in your calendar and on your “to-do” list. If your time commitments change and you do not have time to be available, ask someone else to do it rather than skipping it. Keep a positive outlook, if you think of a better way to do it, discuss and share it with the league.