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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committing to be a Board member, Team volunteer coordinator, Team parent, Team scorekeeper, Team manager or coach will fulfill your volunteer service for the season. Other volunteer opportunities are assigned units and completion of 10 or more units will fulfill volunteer service for the season.
PHLL families pay a $100 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 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.
This policy is in regard to the use of any form of communications in the capacity of membership or representation at any level of Little League (i.e., Local, District, State, Provincial, District, National or International).
Those representing themselves as Little League members or Little League leaders in any capacity must refrain from any communication, whether written or spoken, that tends to degrade or demean any person or group. Violation of this policy, in the opinion of the Little League International Charter Committee in South Williamsport, PA, will be considered not in the best interest of Little League Baseball and Softball, and may result in action by the Committee up to and including removal of the person from such capacity and/or revocation of the local Little League’s charter.
This in no way is meant to interfere with any person’s right of free speech. It is intended only to ensure that any person refrains from making any statements that demean any person or group, while acting in their capacity as a representative or leader at any level of Little League. It also is important to note that local, state, provincial or national laws take precedent over this policy if there is a conflict.