May Day Volunteer Position Descriptions

Field Prep Staff

You will be tasked with marking the tournament fields for lining the week of tournament, typically the Monday or Tuesday of that week. Your job will include working in a team to determine the corners of each field based on age group dimensions and then marking the locations of the field parameters with spray paint along with other important field spots (for Gavin Park staff to outline later in the week.) Directions and guidance will be provided.

Set-Up Staff

You will be working with Board and May Day Committee members on Thursday of May Day week to prep Gavin Park for the tournament. This includes putting up any signage that needs to be attached to fences and goals, moving picnic tables from the pavilion to appropriate locations, placing garbage and recycling cans in appropriate locations, and any other general set-up jobs as determined by the May Day Committee.

Parking Attendant

There are two types of parking attendants:

1) Main Gate Attendant: This person works the gate that closes off the back fields. A strong backbone and thick skin are required for this position. You will be screening people for admittance to the back parking lot. Allowed vehicles include board members, May Day committee members, referees, EMTs and medical personnel, SWSC coaches and vehicles with handicapped permits, for which there is limited parking (you will be given passes for the number of slots available.)

2) General Parking Lot Attendant: This person will be stationed at one of our other three parking lots (Main Lots, Vincek’s Field Lot, and Back Baseball Lot.). You are to help attendees find open spots, try and maximize parking in the unlined lots, direct cars to other lots (if yours is full) and provide general information. Field maps will be provided.

Transportation

You must be a fully-licensed NYS driver to sign up.
You will be assigned to one of several golf carts that will circle around to all of our parking lots, providing transportation to elderly or disabled attendees. Occasionally you may be asked to provide transportation for coaches and equipment which is fine. We do not provide transportation to any players, unless they are visibly injured, or unless asked by a coach or tournament staff. Field Maps will be provided.

Concession Attendant

You will be staffing the SWSC concession stand, setting up, restocking, and selling drinks, snacks and pizza. This may include boiling water for cocoa and making coffee, making change for purchases, and whatever else the Concession Manager requires.

Field Marshall

This position is quite possibly the most important, yet easiest job of the tournament. As Field Marshall, you will have the following responsibilities:
  1. Hold the game cards;
  2. Prior to each game start on your assigned field, you will:
    1. Verify that the two teams on the game card for the time slot are correct;
    2. Verify that you have refs on the field, ready to ref the game;
    3. Verify that there is a game ball of the correct size, preferably two, on the field;
  3. Watch the game from our luxurious orange SWSC Field Marshall chair, keeping score on the sticky note provided, also keeping note of any yellow or red cards and what team/player incurred them;
  4. At the end of the game, verify the score with the ref, have them sign the game card, then ask each coach to sign the game card, verifying that they agree with the score;
  5. Finally, call in the score to our on-line scoring platform (detailed instructions will be provided to you.)

If there is any problem on the field, you will be provided a list of phone numbers of May Day Committee members and the Tournament Director who can resolve your issue.

Clean-Up Staff

This position requires that you are a fully licensed driver, as you will be driving a golf cart. You will be responsible for checking garbage cans around the park and changing out bags when necessary. Full bags should be driven to the large dumpster at the end of the back parking area. You should also expect to pick up any trash you notice around the park. Gloves and bags will be provided to you. You may be asked to transport other items as necessary by the May Day Committee.

Shootout Volunteer

This position includes several tasks including walking around the fields, LOUDLY selling shootout tickets. You may be asked to sit at the designated tables and receive purchased tickets. You may also be asked to help coordinate the actual shootout, which includes corralling and organizing excited participants, keeping names, teams and tally kicks and saves, and gather and return balls. This is an active task, well suited to outgoing, friendly people.
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