Little League Baseball and Softball is an organization designed to build good citizens. It is a program of leadership, preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders. At the local level, Little League relies on a devoted legion of adult volunteers to help ensure that the organization remains structured and runs smoothly. Broadway Community 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 a keen interest in the safety, well-being, and overall development of children.
* All volunteers must complete and pass a background check before being approved.
Who Can Volunteer?
Anyone can apply to become a volunteer. Whatever talents or skills you have, we can use them! Across the country, volunteers are grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, retirees, community leaders, former Little Leaguers, friends, neighbors, and more. Any community member who wishes to become a volunteer may apply.
All parents of children involved in Little League Baseball and Softball are strongly encouraged to volunteer. As a parent, volunteer, you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your child in a safe, fun-filled environment. Oftentimes, parent and child social lives parallel each other. Volunteering allows your life and your child’s life to intersect on common ground, with shared interests and goals.
Interested in staying engaged and playing an important role of the game? Keep the scorebook to help the coaches and players know the score and batting order. This can be a one time or more opportunity. Time commitment – length of the game.
Teach the players the game and rules of the game. Attend coaching clinics, evaluations and draft. Typically, three coaches per team. Coaches will coordinate with team parent about communication for practices, games, and other information.
Field Maintenance –
Help maintain the fields throughout the season before and after games. This is a great way to help coaches out before and after the game. This is anything from pulling weeds to lining the fields. Not necessary, but if you are available during some days to help get fields ready you would be a great fit as rain sometimes causes field prep to take longer.
Aside from calling ball or strike, safe or out, umpires are responsible for teaching players good sportsmanship and the rules of the game. Umpires are also called upon to interpret rules and help settle minor disputes that may occur during games.
Most games have one home plate umpire and a minimum of one field umpire. Before becoming a home plate umpire you may be required to participate in training sessions and seminars. We would like for umpires to volunteer, but with necessary documentation, umpires can receive compensation.
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.
Trash Collection –
After each game we ask that a volunteer collect trash from trash cans from within the dugout and around the field. Trash needs to be taken to the dumpster located near the Community Center when you first pull into the park. New trash bags can be found within each equipment shed.
Capital Improvements –
Throughout the years we have built press boxes, updated dugouts and fields. Each year we typically have improvements that have to be made. Make sure to keep an eye out to see if your time and talents can assist Broadway Community Little League do just that.
Cleaning our facilities throughout the season is important. We are always looking for volunteers to help clean the concession stand, dugouts, Strike Zone and the restrooms at both the Broadway and Timberville Parks.
Every year the Broadway Community Little League Board of Directors can ask the players to assist with one fundraiser. The Board of Directors typically does a few smaller ones throughout the year and would love for extra help. Look out for opportunities throughout the year.
We are always looking for those that are able to fix things. Anything from lawnmowers, appliances, siding, nets, etc. Look out for opportunities throughout the year as we often don’t know of them until they break.
Field Day –
Each year the Broadway Community Little League Board of Directors designates a date prior to the season to assist with getting fields, dugouts and more ready for the season.
There are several dates set prior to each season that registration is held. If you are able to assist with making sure paperwork is received, assisting with answering questions or just welcoming families the Broadway Community Little League Board of Directors would love to have you assist.
Team Parent –
This person serves as the liaison between the Broadway Community Little League Board of Directors as well as the team coach to ensure your child's team knows where to be and when, expectations and any new information that needs to be conveyed.
This volunteer assists with picking up uniforms when they are ready and work with the designated Broadway Community Little League Board Member to get them out to the different teams.