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Volunteer Information

FVYHA is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization. The hockey club fully depends on its members contribute the time, effort and resources necessary to provide high quality hockey programming at all age levels.  The time, talent and energy that each family contributes to FVYHA offsets the cost of playing hockey. The goal of the volunteer policy is to distribute the enormous workload amongst all families.

The involvement of our FVYHA families is what makes us a successful organization and provides the opportunity for development of hockey skills and life skills for our skaters. 

The policies provided here list the minimum number of hours of volunteering required by each family depending on the level of their skater(s); and detail the credit hours attached to different volunteer positions.

Most opportunities require no training.  If you would like assistance to learn more about a volunteer opportunity, the Volunteer Coordinator would be happy to provide you the resources or the contact who can help you. 

MINIMUM VOLUNTEER CREDITS REQUIRED:

  • Member parents with a skater at the Mite, Squirt, Peewee and Bantam skater level are collectively responsible for 15 credits per year.
  • Member parents with a skater(s) participating only in IP (the introductory program) are responsible for 1 credit per year, but are encouraged to be more frequently involved.

CLAIMING AND TRACKING CREDITS
Volunteer credits accrue from April 1st to March 30th each year. Families who join the club after January 1st may talk to the volunteer coordinator about pro-rating the credits. Member parents may buy out their credits at a rate of $25 per credit. Parents will be billed for credits owed at the same rate for any outstanding credits due prior to March 30th each year.

Please contact the volunteer coordinator if you have questions!

Contact Information:

Martha Jacoby

Volunteer Coordinator

WHEN ARE COMPLETED DIBS ITEMS APPLIED TO MY ACCOUNT?

After DIBS items are completed please allow up to two weeks for the hours to be applied to your account.  If the hours do not show up after this time period please contact the volunteer coordinator with questions.

Opportunities

All members are encouraged to engage with the club and their child’s team – there are ample opportunities to volunteer: for the club, on a team, and/or for the ice rink (operated by Appleton Ice Inc, a separate nonprofit).  

FVYHA volunteer opportunities are scheduled on Dibs and communicated in multiple ways: via the news on the website, the Slapshot newsletter, directly from your age director, or via email by the volunteer coordinator. You must sign up for volunteer opportunities on Dibs (this is tab on our website).

To volunteer with Appleton Ice use this link to access their volunteer page and sign up on Volunteer Spot.