Volunteers

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

VANCOUVER HAWKS BOARD – VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Help the Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club in 2021!

The Hawks FHC is almost entirely run through player and parent volunteerism. We’re asking for your help to make 2021 another great year for all.

Your help is needed with…

Hawks Club Community Committee – developing and implementing a Hawks Club Community Development Strategy for club events and opportunities for members to enjoy and celebrate our community, and to give back to the club and wider field hockey community.

Junior Recruitment Working Group – defining and implementing a Junior Recruitment and Retention Strategy for recruiting, developing and retaining Hawks junior players. (In particular parents of U5-U12 players.)

Coaching Working Group – defining and implementing a Coaching Strategy for recruiting, developing and retaining Hawks coaches. This includes coaches in the junior, senior men’s and senior women’s leagues.

Umpiring Working Group – defining and implementing an Umpiring Strategy for recruiting, developing and retaining Hawks umpires. This includes umpires in the junior, senior men’s and senior women’s leagues.

Governance Working Group - reviewing and revising our Club constitution, bylaws and policies.
(Volunteers are asked to commit to up to 5 hours a month on these activities.)

Click here to sign up for a Working Group.

We’re also looking for five Board of Director Members-at-Large…

Member-At-Large (MAL): Marketing – responsible for developing and overseeing implementation of a Marketing Strategy for the Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club. Day-to-day implementation of the strategy will be the responsibility of club staff, including a Marketing and Communications Coordinator (to be hired).   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.

Member-At-Large (MAL): Advocacy – responsible for developing and overseeing implementation of an Advocacy Strategy for the Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club, in particular for facilities. They are supported by the Club Manager and President.

Member-At-Large (MAL): Senior Men’s Coordinator – responsible for coordinating the Hawks’ senior men’s programs. They are supported by the Club Manager.

Member-At-Large (MAL): Junior League Coordinator – responsible for supporting the coordination of the Hawks’ junior league programs by the Club Administrator. They are supported by the Club Manager and Age Group Coordinators.

A description and list of responsibilities for these Member-At-Large positions is available from Diana at volunteers@vancouverhawks.com

(Volunteers are asked to commit 5-10 hours a month for one year for these roles.)

Click here to express interest in a position.

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

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. A minimum of (3) hours of volunteer time in a Vancouver Hawks season fulfills Volunteer Bond requirements.

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

2021 Junior Spring Season

Our thanks to the volunteers that have helped bring our 2021 Junior Spring Season together. Your support is appreciated by over 600 players this season!

Age Group Coordinators

U8- U10 Michelle Yip

U11 Emma Chartrand

U12 Pamela Lennox

U13 Loretta Yuen

U14 Angela Bate

U15 Deborah Williams-Walshe

U16 Karen Derosa

U17 Ann Duggan

U18 Mie Tam

Team Coaches

U5 / U6 Stephanie Nesbitt (Head Coach), Aaron Guest, Wynn Brown, Astrid DeSouza, Robert Clark, Cam Johnson, Aarani Yogeshwaran

U7 Aarani Yogeshwaran, Devan Crawford, Nic Cain

Girls

U8, U9, U10 Maya Grewal, Monica Lambert, Calista Schwartz, Katie Gibb, Lauren Tse, Lauren Breakell Stella Malinowski, Alexandra Wills, Matt Wood, Adrienne Bale, Mikayla Stelling, Stephanie Nesbitt, Rachel Racey, Brooklyn Pettipas, Ben Fitch, Simone Hamilton, Lauren Lee

U11 Ben Fitch, Laura Leighton, Taeja Podmore, Amena Jackson. Joanna Duyzer, Chloe Isaac, Maleka Parolin, Maya Sontz, Sarah Sontz

U12 Bella McAdam, Tera Wittig, Ayra Lotoski, Elodie Gosselin, Sarah Crosbie

U13 Brandon Stelling, Peter Kang, Joanna Muir, Emma Luft

U14 Juhli Mills, Amy Bradley, Mike McKee, Avelyn Cheung, Carson Cheung, Kaiya Robinson

U15 Nik Williams-Walshe, Brandon Stelling, Joanna Muir, Angus Maclean, Jonathan Ling

U16 Ben Fitch, Grant Malinkowski, Allan Racey, Kasandra Kronin

U17 Michael MacKenzie, Peter Leighton

U18 Penny Cooper, Mie Tam, Angus Maclean, Brandon Stelling

Boys

U8/10 Natasha Hansen, Ed Cheung, Abiram Yogeshwaran, Judith Cowan

U12 Ian MacKenzie, Rene McKibbin, Michael MacKenzie, Jude Nicholson

U14 Ed Cheung, Mike McKee, Thomson Harris, Ben Fitch

U16/U18 Angus Maclean

Team Managers

U5 / U6 / U7 Siren Xu, Alvin Ram, Kathryn Ricci, Juhli Mills, Amanda Demner, Shylla Guzman, Susan Kim, Miko Miller, Claire Edwards, Davnat Heenan

Girls

U8, U9, U10 Lynn Tomita, Hilary Dunn, Bojana Rakic, Ita Kane-Wilson, Ryan Lucy, Isabelle Booth, Orla Sturgess, Jon Walker, Heather Leach, Grace Wood, David & Kim Kiloh

U11 Lorna Wong, Anna Tinker & Gary Pansegrau, Krista Knight, Alissa Rogachevsky

U12 Kyle & Tammy Matheson, Warren Hamilton, Joely Collins

U13 Geeta Gill, Jackie Cavers

U14 Meredith Schaab, Susan Hynes, Angela Bate, Michelle Vega, Monica Haab

U15 Deborah Williams-Walshe, Ruby Chow, Carli Edwards

U16 Z Frances Tsang, Karen Derosa, Alison Dunlop, Candice Hollingsworth

U17 Ann Duggan

U18 Trina Bester, Audra Yap, Sylvia Fong

Boys

U8/10 Jag Bains

U12 Tori Mosher

U14 Geoff Peters, Rachel Lewis

 

Uniform Coordinator

Lynsey Claggett

Equipment Coordinator

Peter Sickert

Goalie Equipment Coordinator

Angela Ellis

 

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

U14 Karen DeRosa

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

Tech Table

Chris Cornish, Rodan Gopaul-Singh

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