VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are the heart of the Halifax PLAYS organization. Indeed, our organization's whole concept is based on the idea that volunteers will step up to the plate to organize leagues, and to put it simply, having no volunteers to help us out means having no Halifax PLAYS.

In recognition of the amazing work done by so many of our volunteers, we are linking here a list of some of the Halifax PLAYS' key former volunteers. All these individuals had helped us in tremendous capacities over the years, & without their extra-ordinary work, Halifax PLAYS simply would not be where it is today. Inevitably though, the list of people we have recognized as key volunteers are too short: simply, it would not be feasible to list all the scores of people who have helped Halifax PLAYS run its leagues over the years. Every little piece of help that people offer- from running a league to serving on the Halifax PLAYS Board to taking apart a net- can go a long way to make sure everything runs smoothly. So: To all our volunteers, big & small, thank you for making Halifax PLAYS a success!


Volunteer Needs for Our Many Leagues

Despite the tremendous help we have already gotten, Halifax PLAYS needs more volunteers to keep its leagues going, and as such, we are making a public appeal to get help! While there are many positions of need, some of which are listed below, our most urgent requirement is to get more volunteers willing to organize leagues for us, particularly in sports like adult soccer, ball hockey, softball & volleyball.

To get an idea of the many volunteer positions available & how you could help, please see below: 

- Chief Operating Officer (COO)/ Chief Organizer: See the page linked here for more 
- Youth Soccer Coaches: Being a role model for and supervising children in our youth soccer league, while also being able to run some drills & practice sessions to improve their skills
- Legal Adviser: Providing legal advice and/or representation if needed 
- Website Assistance: Helping to edit & update our website 
- Team Captains: Setting & cleaning up equipment, ensuring your players come to games, reporting scores, representing your team during captains' meetings, and much more. 
- Equipment Transporter: Transporting equipment to & from league facilities
- Copy-Maker: Printing/ photocopying documents, such as waivers, for distribution to all players
Team-Maker: Creating & balancing teams using using guidelines like this one for soccer
- Rule-Maker: Creating rules for some of our leagues (e.g. dodgeball)
- Drivers: Driving people who need rides to games
- Medical/ First Aid Volunteer: Assisting injured players in case it is necessary 
​- Phone Receptionist: Having your phone number visible on our site & answering general inquiries
- Promotions/ Advertising: Finding ways to effectively & cheaply spread the word about us; this could also include making or helping post flyers or other promotional materials for our leagues
 
If you are willing to volunteer in some capacity, please contact us @ halifaxplays@gmail.com, & let us know how you would like to help out in the league. However, if you are going to volunteer for a position which requires a lot of work on a regular basis (e.g. being a captain or working as a COO), we ask that you only volunteer if you are consistently able to complete your duties. 

In sum, as the picture below says it all: Please volunteer a hand, as we really need your help!