Volunteers

WELCOME TO THE HAWKS VOLUNTEERS AREA
Without our volunteers, Hawks wouldn't be the successful Club it is!

VANCOUVER HAWKS BOARD – VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

The Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club offers a full range of opportunities for men, women, boys and girls to enjoy field hockey at all levels of play. Volunteers help us with our Junior and Senior programs/leagues as well as through our Board of Directors.

Currently, we're recruiting for the following Board of Director volunteer postings:

Member-At-Large (MAL): Umpiring - responsible for overseeing the recruitment, development and retention of umpires in the Hawks system. This includes umpires in the junior, senior men’s and senior women’s leagues. They are supported by the Umpiring Coordinators for the Senior Women and Junior teams – who find and schedule umpires for games. A description and list of responsibilities for the role is available here (PDF).

Member-At-Large (MAL): Marketing - responsible for developing and overseeing implementation of a Marketing Strategy for the Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club. They are supported by the Marketing & Communications Coordinator who will do the day to day activities for implementing the strategy. A description and list of responsibilities for the role is available here (PDF).

Member-At-Large (MAL): Hawks Club Community - responsible for building and maintaining Hawks’ community spirit. They are supported by the Volunteer Coordinator, Club Staff and other Board Directors. A description and list of responsibilities for the role is available here (PDF).

Member-At-Large (MAL): Advocacy - responsible for developing and overseeing implementation of an Advocacy Strategy for the Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club. They are supported by the Club Manager and President. A description and list of responsibilities for the role is available here (PDF).

 

We’re also currently recruiting for members of the following BoD working groups:

The Coaching Working Group will help to define and implement the Coaching Strategy for recruiting, developing and retaining Hawks coaches.

The Umpiring Working Group will help to define and implement and implement the Umpiring Strategy for recruiting, developing and retaining Hawks umpires.

The Junior Recruitment Working Group will help to define and implement the Junior Recruitment and Retention Strategy for recruiting, developing and retaining Hawks junior players.

The Hawks Club Community Committee will help to develop and implement the Hawks Club Community Development Strategy for club events and opportunities for members to give back to the club and wider field hockey community.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR ANY OF THESE POSITIONS?

Click here to sign up.

 

For more information about these volunteer opportunities, email Diana at volunteers@vancouverhawks.com

 

 

CLUB VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

The Vancouver Hawks have several key volunteer positions. These positions carry small stipends and are crucial to the smooth running of the club.

Uniform Coordinator

Helps order and distribute junior and senior uniforms to players.
This volunteer position is expected to be a commitment of 90 - 100 hours per year and a minimum of one full year commitment is required. There is an annual stipend of $1000 for this position.

See here for more details. Currently filled.


Equipment Coordinator

The equipment coordinator is responsible for ensuring teams have the appropriate equipment to enable them to play and practice efficiently. This volunteer position is expected to be a commitment of 35 - 40 hours per year and a minimum of one full year commitment is required. There is an annual stipend of $1000 for this position.

See here for more details. Currently filled.

 

Goalie Equipment Coordinator

Helps distribute goalie gear to junior and senior teams.
This volunteer position is expected to be a commitment of around 20 - 25 hours per year and a minimum of one full year commitment is required. There is an annual stipend of $1000 for this position.

See here for more details. Currently filled.

 

SENIOR Season Volunteers

Umpire Coordinator – Senior Women's
Helps find umpires for all senior team duties by liaising with the teams, leagues and umpires. This volunteer position is expected to be a commitment of 45 - 50 hours per year and a minimum of one full year commitment is required.

See here for more details.


Club Ambassador
Assists new players when joining the club and ensures they have a positive experience. This volunteer position is expected to be a commitment of 5 - 10 hours per year and a minimum of one full year commitment is required.

Vancouver Field Sport Federation (VFSF) Representative
Represents Hawks and field hockey generally at VFSF quarterly meetings. This volunteer position is expected to be a commitment of 5 hours per year and a minimum of one full year commitment is required.

VOLUNTEER BOND

Overview

Vancouver Hawks is deeply rooted in its community and actively seeks to maintain this connection in all its endeavours. One of the most crucial ways this manifests itself is in the number and quality of our volunteers.

The junior spring season is almost entirely run through volunteerism and this allows us to bring hockey to almost 1000 athletes from 4 to 18 years old. Volunteers help us with coaching, managing teams, selecting players, setting up events, organising and distributing equipment and uniforms, umpiring, mentoring and much more.

During the senior season too, many volunteers give their time in order to enhance our experience as members of Hawks. Whether it is helping to organise and run tournaments, umpire games or organise social events, many more people give their time to the community.

The executive of the club, too, is made up of volunteers. Our Board Members give up their time to help guide the club forwards and continue to strengthen its place in the hockey world and in the wider community too. Please see Executive and Staff for details of our Board Members and the work they do.

If you would like to volunteer in any capacity whatsoever please let us know by emailing us at volunteers@vancouverhawks.com - without you we cannot continue to offer such a great experience to so many people!

About The Volunteer Bond

Vancouver Hawks requires a volunteer bond be paid by all registrants. This section of the website will help you understand the Volunteer Bond, its requirements and why the Vancouver Hawks Board decided to take this step.

What is the Volunteer Bond?

A volunteer bond is a refundable payment levied on all junior and senior season participants. This payment is added to the cost of registration and will be refunded when the member completes their volunteer hours.

Why institute a Volunteer Bond?

Vancouver Hawks relies on its members for volunteer support to maintain the quality of its programs and support the club. The refundable Volunteer Bond is designed to encourage members to become more engaged in the club and its activities.

How much will the Volunteer Bond be?

The Volunteer Bond will be $50 per registrant for the Senior Season or Junior Season.

What is needed to complete the Volunteer obligation?

A minimum of (3) hours of volunteer time within the Vancouver Hawks season will be required from each member.

What types of volunteer activities qualify for the volunteer obligation?

This list includes but is not limited to:

  • Coaching (paid coaching does not count)
  • Team Manager
  • Umpiring (3 games)
  • Joining a Committee
  • Joining the Board
  • Taking on specific volunteer positions such as:
    • Volunteer Coordinator
    • Umpire Coordinator
    • Age Group Coordinator
    • Uniform Coordinator
    • Equipment Coordinator
    • Goalie Equipment Coordinator
    • Club Ambassador
    • VFSF Representative
    • VWFHA Representative
    • Tournament Team Selectors
    • Tournament Team Managers
    • Tournament Team Coaches
  • Special events volunteering; assisting with uniform or equipment preparation and distribution

When will the Volunteer Bonds be refunded?

Volunteer Bonds will be refunded at the end of the junior season, in early July, in the form of a discount on the following season's senior registration or Junior Spring Season. Members may volunteer for either junior or senior events and positions in order to qualify for a refund.

What will Vancouver Hawks do with the money collected?

First and foremost, Vancouver Hawks is not instituting the Volunteer Bond to raise revenue. The Volunteer Bond is being created to encourage more members to volunteer, build our community and support our players. Any revenue earned will be applied to improving and increasing the number of programs offered to members, including special events and other similar club activities.

How can I fulfill my Volunteer Bond obligations?

Throughout the year Hawks will put out the call for volunteers for various events, and you will be able to sign up for tasks. You can also volunteer for one of the many club volunteer positions within the club, as well as umpire and many other things.

The Volunteer Coordinator will keep a list of all volunteer hours completed - if you feel that you have done something that should count towards your volunteer hours and you are not sure it has been noted, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@vancouverhawks.com.

What happens if I don't complete my Volunteer Bond obligation within the season?

There are many opportunities to help throughout the year that will allow you to gain your volunteer hours. If you do not complete your volunteer hours by the end of the season you will forfeit your Volunteer Bond and those funds will be returned to the Vancouver Hawks General Fund for operations. Volunteer assignments will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you want to make sure that you fulfill your obligation before the year ends, sign up as early as possible. Vancouver Hawks is not responsible for finding volunteer tasks for members; you must take responsibility to sign up for and complete tasks yourself!

Junior Season Volunteers

List of Volunteers - 2018/19 Junior Spring Season

A huge thank you to the following people for making the 2018/19 Hawks Junior Spring Season such a success!

Uniform Coordinator

2018 - Valerie Cowan

2019 - Casey Crawford

Equipment Coordinator

2018 - Sarah Spencer

2019 - Peter Sickert

Goalie Kit Coordinator

2018 - Troy Chapman

2019 - Paula Navrati

Age Group Coordinators

U9 Ayli Berson

U10 Ayli Berson

U11 Silvia Ferrari

U12 Meghan Nordquist

U13 vacant

U14 Karen DeRosa

U15 vacant

U16 Mie Tam

U17 Karen DeRosa

U18 Jen Wells

Team Coaches

Co-Ed

U5 Alex Bale, Alasdair Ross

U6 Ayli Berson

U7 Ayli Berson, Cam Johnston

Girls

U8 Andrew Schmelcher, Lauren Stephens, CarolinTessaro, Matteya McHardy

U9 Natasha Hansen, Molly CG, Julianna Yue, Isabel Lew, Reilly Atkinson, Nicole Fund, Karina Shuen

U10 Julia Ross, Devan Crawford, Ailsa Hibbard, Anya Mehta, Madeline Sherwood, Lauren Fotheringhame, Peyton Southam, Brandon Stelling, Molly Borritt, Robyn Lorant, Alyssa Wong, Joanna Muire, Sara Sontz, Richard Sontz

U11 Judith Nordquist, Sharon Marfatia, Ella Goldman, Juhli Mills, Mike McKee, Victor Hardeman, Ann Harada, Amy Harada, Sarah Lou, Michelle Sung

U12 Brandon Stelling, Nik Williams-Walshe, Casey Hudson, Lauren Breakell, Brian Fitzgibbon, Liz Avren, Anne Marie Chapman, Joanna Muir

U13 Ben Fitch, Leanne Wills, Simon Wills, Grant Malinowski, Karen DeRosa, Oliver Thompson, Liz Hudson, Kasandra Cronin

U14 Ann Duggan, Jen Eade, Clayton Clarke, heather McNeill, Peter Leighton,

U15 Penny Cooper, Gloria Loree, Mie Tam, Angus MacClean, Arnold Cheung, Brandon Stelling

U16 Alex Williams, Brian Soregorali, Robert Gibb, Gus Yep, Laura Meehan

U17 Ian MacKenzie, Victor Hardemann, Angela Ellis

U18 Graham Coleman, Izzy Fraser, Sonja Jacobsen

Boys

U8/U9 Brandon Stelling, Tory Brooks-Hill

U10 Ben Fitch

U12 Tim Wittig, Edmund Cheung, Mark Townsend

U14 Sujay Mehta

U16 Angus MacClean, Masahari Yoshihara, Rodan Gopaul-Singh, Michael Foxcroft

U18 Cedric Vaz, John Smythe

Team Managers

Girls

U11 Meghan Nordquist, Meredith Schaab, Angela bate, Victor Hardemann, Suzanne Steenburgh, Julia Cheung

U12 Deborah Williams- Walshe, Rajavel Elango, Erin Jackson, Meiling Feng

U13 Larissa Streu, Tanya McCarthy, Lynn Stapleford, Kelly Goldman, Candace Hollingsworth

U14 Dolois Simmonsq, Leslie Hicks, Mike Podmore

U15 Trina Bester, Julia Cheung, Daniel Boucher

U16 Zdenka Buric, Kelly Goldman, Lisa Luft

U17 Helene Lalode, Geoff Teoli, Jen Wells

U18 Samantha Adams, Patricia Rogers

Boys

U12 Julia Cheung

U14 Graham Ross

U16 Amanda Lee

U18 Ingrid Sulston

Tournament Team Coaches

U13 Ben Fitch, John Smythe, Matthew Sarmento

U15 Doug Harris, John Smythe, Matthew Sarmento

U15 Club Championship Volunteers

Set Up/Break Down

Alex Bale

Tech Table

Chris Cornish, Rodan Gopaul-Singh,

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