Q: I signed up to volunteer, but my top three choices have already been filled. Does my family still need to fulfill the volunteering requirement?
A: Volunteer slots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The earlier you register as a volunteer the greater the chance that you will be assigned an opportunity of your choice. However, there are many ways you can make a difference in providing a fun and enriching experience for our children. Therefore, if your top choices are not available, please select from the remaining MSC volunteer opportunities to fulfill your seasonal volunteer requirements.
Q: What if I have volunteered to work a concession stand shift and it rains after I've appeared?
A: If you show up to work a shift and the game is cancelled the concession stand will not open or will shut down (note this is only when a game is not cancelled prior to game time). In this case you will receive credit for your volunteer commitment. However, you MUST have signed up in advnace to get credit for Rain-Outs. Walk-In concession stand volunteers will not be credited with time for games rained out. Contact your volunteer coordinator if you are unsure if you will still be needed.
Q: My kids and their friends play in travel divisions. Our games are held at Falcon Field and MidState fields where there are no concessions. So why do we have to work the Kronenberger Park concession stand?
A: Meriden Soccer Club is a 100% volunteer organization and represents a community of over 300 families. Our goal is to provide a fun and enriching experience in a safe environment for all of our players. All of our parents participate in volunteer activities to help run and maintain the club.
Q: I helped my child's team at practice, may I receive volunteer hours for helping?
A: The short answer is no - only Coach, Assistant Coach, or Team Manager positions receive season credit for helping at practices and games. However, we do encourage parents to help when ever they are able as this greatly benefits the team and player experience.
Q: Can Volunteer Hours for Team Staff Be Shared (Pro-Rated)?
A: Once again, no - Team Staff positions are full season positions and are limited to one member per position.
Q: Why is it that Team Staff positions cannot be shared?
A: There are a number of reasons, but the primary one is that these are elevated volunteer positions that are performed by members with a season long stake in the team.