With the new addition of the Tournaments for Turf initiative, the
Park Operations Division would like to introduce our tournament
volunteer program. The purpose of the program is to assist in
maintaining a safe and quality tournament for all participants and
fans as well as to ensure the state-of-the-art turf fields will be
kept in the best possible shape for the community.
All Tournament Volunteers are required to be at least 18 years of
age. Site managers will need to be familiar with the Field Rules
and Regulations and be able to effectively communicate the need to
follow these rules to field users. All volunteers will receive
training by the tournament director to guarantee they are familiar
with these regulations as well as sport specific rules that will
apply for each tournament. The individual position descriptions are
Site Managers/Field Marshalls:
The main responsibility of a site manager is to make sure the
tournament runs smoothly. Set up/clean up any necessary equipment,
tables, scoreboards etc. Make sure teams and officials are there
and in the right location. Report scores. Record and report
injuries. Answer any and all questions and make sure all rules and
policies are followed. Must be available for at least 5 hour shifts
but would be beneficial if they are available for longer shifts.
As a stat keeper, one must be familiar with the sport being played
and needs minimal training on how to record stats. A stat sheet
will be available on site for each game and then will be turned in
to the tournament director to be posted on the Tournaments for Turf
website. Must be able to stay and keep stats for at least 4 games
but would be beneficial if they are available for more.
As a scorekeeper, one must be familiar with the sport being
played. Minimal to moderate training is necessary. Score
sheets/books and/or scoreboard will be on site. Must be able to
stay and keep score for at least 4 games but would be beneficial if
they are available for more.
Identification, such as a picture identification card and a park
shirt with an agency logo, will help the Tournament Volunteers
stand out in the public as an official representative of the Park
Authority. This visibility will help volunteers be recognized as
someone with authority which will aid them in carrying out their
responsibilities. The park shirt and identification cards will be
issued to all volunteers by Park Operations staff. Identification
cards and shirts shall be returned to the Park Authority when an
individual drops out of the program.
*All volunteers will receive entry to our on-site hospitality tent
which will have drinks and snacks!