Most adults never have enough real-world friends! Putting yourself out there as a local Little League® volunteer makes it that much more likely you will connect with like-minded people, who share the values that brought you and your children into Little League to begin with.
- Team Parent
- Snack Coordinator
- Concessions Cashier
- Board Member
- Equipment Manager
- Carpool Coordinator
- Field Maintenance Provider
- Fundraising Coordinator
- Public Address Announcer
By now you realize your child’s league needs your help. There is no substitute for the satisfaction of contributing to community, especially knowing that your contribution is critical to the league’s operation and your children’s ability to benefit from it, along with their friends and their friends’ parents (who are probably your friends!).
Some other benefits of volunteering to you, your children, and your shared communities include:
Setting an example for your children. If you want your children to grow into contributing members of their communities, they need to see you setting the example. They are much more likely to listen when you talk the talk if they also see you walk the walk.
Setting an example for other parents. Somebody has to be the first to volunteer. Why not you? Why not exert the leadership that comes with being first to raise your hand and jump in? Others are sure to follow, whether because they were just shy about being the first to volunteer, or from wanting to be part of the fun, or not wanting to be seen as unwilling to contribute. Sometimes it takes just that first hand to go up before the league is thriving with volunteers who make it the best place for kids it can possibly be.
Story submitted by David Jacobson, Positive Coaching Alliance