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It takes many parent hours to support this fun and rewarding program. Each dive team family is asked to commit to three volunteer jobs during the dive season (or 1 chair or coordinator job). Most jobs are specifically related to running the meets. Some require no training at all, others require you to attend a local clinic. We also ask that you participate in the Recognition dinners at least once by bringing a dish to share.
Volunteer Chair Positions
Runs the Home meets from the microphone: announces each diver and the dive that will be performed; reads the scores; and, as necessary; advertises concessions! 5:30 – end of meet HOME meets. Requires familiarity with dives and meet procedures.
Judge all dives at the meet with four other parent judges . 5:30 – end of meet. Two judges at home meets; three judges at away meets. Attend one training clinic.
Officiate at home meets (5:30 p.m. – end of meet), check dive sheets of each diver prior to meet start. 1 referee per home meet. (Can also be a judge at the same meet.) Attend referee clinic , must have 1 year prior judging experience.
Record and calculate scores for each diver at the meet with three other parents (5:30 p.m. – end of meet). Should attend the Table Worker Clinic but not absolutely necessary. Excellent job for novice parent.
Attends each home meet (5:30 – end of meet) to: manage the scoring process, check dive sheets before the meet, compile meet summary (in league format), and write up ribbons. Keeps diver folders and score cards, and organizes folders and files for the season. Must attend table worker/meet secretary clinic.
Take photos of divers at practices and meets that can be used for: press releases to publications, individual diver photo CDs.
Produce DVD slideshow at end-of-season banquet. Assemble & edit the end-of-season slide-show and distribute copies to divers.
Awards Banquet Coordinator
With one or two other parents volunteer, put together end-of-season party (organize facility & food, buy coaches gifts & trophies, collect $$, etc.). Normally held the last week of July (can be held at OSRC).
Assistant to the coordinator- one to help with set-up and clean-up and one to purchase coaches' gifts.
Recognition Dinner Coordinator
Coordinate and keep track of donation list for Wednesday/Thursday night potluck recongition dinner, set-up and clean-up dinner with the help of an assistant.
Recognition Dinner Assistant
Each night counts as 1 job. Assist coordinator with set-up and clean-up, mix lemonade, etc.
Plan and supervise fun after practice activities for younger divers. Also coordinate icecream post meets: for home meets that means bringing the ice cream treat. For away meets the Social Chair chooses the venue and organizes the team: literally you just pick a place and email everyone or announce it at an away meet. Past examples for crafts include signs for meets, Sammy tie-dye, flip-flop yarns.
Submit weekly articles/photos of meet results to local media (newspapers) and to editor of OSRC "Splash" (swim team newsletter).
For Home meets. Set up at 4:30 p.m. (move benches, bleachers, and chairs around the dive well to accommodate visiting and OSRC divers and audience; set up table, chairs, umbrella(s) for score table, set up microphone (as required); break down after the meet (8 p.m.).
Secret Pal Chair
Handout, collect, match-up secret pals, then oversee the distribution of gifts for Secret Pals.
Divisional Food Coordinator
Will be responsible for coordinating the food stands at Divisionals: arranging for volunteers where needed (with the help of the Volunteer Coordinator) and making sure the different stands belonging to the dive team (home baked goods, lunch item, Italien Ice) have drinks, change, goods, etc.
Otter Store Chair
Keep inventory and sell otter apparel and other items the team chooses to carry.
Runs the dive lessons offered to the pool membership by the dive coaches.
Sign-up volunteers for the above jobs. Remind people of upcoming jobs.