Volunteers will also need to complete the Volunteer Application form. This is a National Little League requirement. (All volunteers need to pass a criminal background check.) You will need to print it out, complete it, and return it to Helen Rock or Jules Fishelman with a copy of your photo ID.
---We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:
The field at Roosevelt Park requires constant care every season to maintain a high quality playing surface. Many of the players in our league come from low-income, low-resource families who may not have the time to come to work on the field, so it is essential that we recruit volunteers from outside the league for tasks like field maintenance.
The ideal candidate will be able to operate a riding lawn tractor, lift medium loads, and hand rake the infield. Training will be provided.
Snack Bar Manager
If you would feel a sense of satisfaction serving food and snacks to hundreds of children from the Old North End and center city neighborhoods of Burlington during Little League baseball games, this is the volunteer position for you. Duties include all aspects of managing and operating a full-service snack bar, including purchasing, cooking, stocking and handling the cash register. Training will be provided.
Coaches and Umpires
Umping and coaching require not only a thorough knowledge of baseball, but also an ability to work with children. Our season starts with practice in April, culminating with Opening Day near the beginning of May. Regular season games run for about 6-7 weeks into June. We need coaches for T-Ball, coach pitch and kid pitch levels. We pair new volunteers with one or two experienced coaches. Many of these kids are Burlington’s "inner city" kids and they live for baseball. They often will show up early and want to play forever!
Coaching: There is a lot of on-the-job-training! You do need to know how to play baseball and the rules of the game. We need you to commit to these kids for the duration of the Little League season. The practices and games are Mon-Fri evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays, mornings or afternoons. We’ll have a schedule for each team by the end of April. For T-Ball level you don’t need to know as much. For coaching and umping you need to have a lot of patience with kids and their parents. Umpiring requires a very good working knowledge of the Little League rulebook. You would need to be OK’d with our head Ump.