Why Should I Become a Volunteer?
CItrus Heights Little League is an organization designed to build good citizens. It is a program of leadership, preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders. We rely on a devoted legion of pareny volunteers to help ensure that our organization runs smoothly. Citrus Heights Little League is always looking for responsible and enthusiastic individuals to support and coordinate Little League events and activities. As a volunteer, you should have an interest in the safety of our kids, their well-being, and overall development as both children and players.
Team Manager or Coach
Being a manager or coach requires time, patience, and basic knowledge of the game of baseball. You may be required to attend meetings, instructional sessions, or seminars. You will communicate with the parents/guardians of your players to inform them of any schedule changes, rainouts, and Little League events and activities.
As a manager or coach, you have more interaction with young people than anyone else in Little League. Therefore, it is important that you understand the goals and virtues of our Little League program in order to effectively communicate them to your players. To gain a better understanding of what those goals and virtues are, visit the National Little League’s homepage or speak with any one of our board members.
Helping with Field Maintenance
In some cases, your local Little League is required to maintain the fields that your child plays on. As a part of the field maintenance crew, your skills and abilities may be used to mow grass, line fields, rake dirt, and execute minor repairs on fences, benches and bleachers. We will always announce field maintenance days on our Facebook Page. These work days are important as they allow us to provide a clean, well kept playing environment for your child. Please consider joining us on these days. The more hands we have, the lighter the work load is for everyone.
Becoming a League Board Member / Leadership Roles
A list of current board members can be found on our ABOUT US page. We can always use help at a board of directors level. Please contact us id you have an interest in volunteering for one of these positions.
- League President
- Vice President
- Player Agent
- Safety Officer
- Internet/Information Officer
- Coaching Coordinator
- Sponsorship Coordinator
- Uniform Manager
- Grounds Manager
- Snack Bar Manager
Being an Umpire
While home plate umpires are scheduled well in advance, field umpires are often determined minutes before the game begins. As you arrive at your child’s game, your coach or the home plate umpire may ask you to be the field umpire. When you agree, your main responsibilities are to call plays on the bases, determine if balls are fair or foul, and assist the home plate umpire with other calls.
Snack bar sales fund league events, equipment and maintenance tools. While the team manager works hard to create snack bar schedules for parents to work home game shifts, this is something where some families struggle. It is important that we have a list of backup volunteers who can help fill these spots as needed. Please contact our snack bar coordinator for more information.
Volunteer Conduct Form 2018