St. Andrews Community Club Board of Directors - Implements a Volunteer Fee for Fall 2012/2013 Registrations
As the St. Andrews Community continues to grow and the number of recreation and leisure activities increases in the area, the number of volunteers needed to help run these programs also increases. The Board of Directors appreciates all the volunteers and repeat volunteers who continue to come forward and offer their time and talent to help mentor the children and keep the club running.
On many occasions the board struggles to find volunteers for simple tasks that a community run Community Club requires, therefore it has decided to implement a volunteer fee to encourage parents to come forward and give some of their time to the community. There are many programs, schools and community clubs in Manitoba that use volunteer fees as a means of finding new volunteers and future committee members. With all the above in mind, the board of directors felt a volunteer fee was in the best interest of the club remaining available to all and successful for future generations.
Starting with the fall 2010 registration, families will see a new “volunteer fee” of $50 added to their on-line registration. This will be a yearly fee per family, just like the family membership fee, but families who volunteer 4 hours of time during the school year will be credited back the entire $50. There will be numerous volunteer opportunities available and families will be informed of these opportunities by email and on the website. It will be up to each family to sign-up for available volunteer jobs during the 12-month time frame (August-July). Each year the system will reset itself for the next 12-month time frame.
Families that do not want to volunteer can chose not to and that fee will be used to hire help when necessary. If you should have any questions on this fee or the volunteer positions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.