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Volunteer

The AUM is constantly looking for volunteers to help the organization grow and develop. The activities offered by the Association are possible because of the extraordinary contribution of our volunteers. We thank you warmly for your involvment!
To have more information or to get started, contact:

Claudine Carbray c.carbray@montrealultimate.ca  514 303-4048

Clinics and demonstrations - * You can also get paid for your services as a contract worker *

• To introduce Ultimate to a new clientele, the AUM offers introductory clinics. The facilitator(s) (depending on number of participants) present the sport, advise participants and put them in a game situation. These clinics are generally punctual and last one or two hours at a time.

• Skills required: Comfortable with public speaking, have group management experience with youth or children. Having a NCCP in Ultimate or other cooperative sport is an asset.

• Required Involvement: clinics are given as special activity in schools, in day camps or otherwise. They are often during the day between 8 am and 3 pm Monday to Friday. The AUM also has requests for special events during weekends or evenings.

Development clinics

• The clinics are organized by the AUM and are offered to all members. The trainer prepares a session according to the needs expressed. The content could be on throwing techniques, defensive or offensive plays or any other skill.

• Necessary skills: The trainer is comfortable with public speaking and prepares the content of the clinic in advance. He knows his subject in order to answer questions from participants and adapts to the group’s skill level.

• Required Involvement: The clinics are punctual, determined according to your availability and generally last two hours. Three hours of volunteer work will be accrued to account for preparation time.

Rules clinic

• The clinics are organized by the AUM and are offered to all members. The trainer prepares a session according to the needs expressed. 

• Necessary skills: The trainer is comfortable with public speaking and prepares the content of the clinic in advance. He knows his subject in order to answer questions from participants. The trainer is part of the Rules Committee.

• Required Involvement: The clinics are punctual, determined according to your availability and generally last two hours with one hour of preparation 

Spirit Clinic

• The clinics are organized by the AUM and are offered to all members. The trainer prepares a session according to the needs expressed. The content could target the attitude on the field, how to act towards other teams and with his teammates, the image of Ultimate Frisbee, etc.

• Necessary skills: The trainer is comfortable with public speaking and prepares the content of the clinic in advance. He knows his subject in order to answer questions from participants. The trainer is part of the Spirit Committee.

• Required Involvement: The clinics are punctual, determined according to your availability and usually last two hours with one hour of preparation.

Mentoring

• Mentoring is organized by the AUM. At the request of newly listed teams in the recreational leagues, the mentor joins the team practices and games in order to demonstrate and transmit the concepts of the Spirit of the Game, to teach the rules and facilitate the acquisition of playing techniques.

• Skill required: The mentor should be comfortable with a group and prepare points to work for each session.

• Required Involvement: A mentor must be available during the first 3 games of the team for the spring and fall seasons and during the first 5 games in the summer. A game last between 1 h and 2 hours depending on the season. 

Facilitator involved - * You can also get paid for your services as a contract worker *

• The animator works with youth groups who registered for recreational playing. He explains the rules and ensures the development of players in an enjoyable way to develop the mind and joy of the sport with young people. These clinics will be given once a week, over several weeks.

• Skills required: Comfortable managing a group of kids. Has experience in group management with youth or children and / or have a NCCP certification in Ultimate or other cooperative sports are assets. Training will be offered to support your work.

• Required Involvement: clinics in schools or community centers may be offered on different schedules. To participate in a project, you must be available on the same schedule for several weeks in a row (8-12 weeks).

As a reference:

o centers and schools have activities from September to June. Day camps may also offer Ultimate clinics during the summer.

o Schools: during lunch time from 11:30 to 12:30 or after school from 3:00 to 6:00.

o Centres and recreation organizations : early evenings from 5 pm to 8 pm or occasionally on weekends.

To facilitate the involvement of coaches, we can make contact with schools and centers that are located near your home or work.

Junior Coach and Junior Assistant Coach - * You can also get paid for your services as a contract worker *

• The junior recreational and competitive programs are always looking for coaches, either in Verdun or Notre -Dame-de-Grâce. The teams train and play during the summer, and there is other initiatives during the school year.

• Skills required: Comfortable with youth groups, Have experience in group management with youth or children and / or have a NCCP certification in Ultimate or other cooperative sports are assets.

• Required Involvement: Practices are held two or three times a week during the evening. Ideally, the coach would be available for all practices and to support players in tournaments, if any. For specific times, please contact the person responsible.

High school coach - *You can also get paid for your services as a contract worker *

• Students Sports Network (RSEQ) has Ultimate frisbee as a discipline. The season is from mid-April to mid-June. Schools can participate in the RSEQ season, however, they need the support of coaches. The coach will be available for a weekly training with his team, and must be available to participate in tournaments that are usually held on Saturdays (4 tournaments).

Training can also take place from September to December or from January to March, depending on the gym availability in some schools.

• Skills required: Comfortable in managing youth groups. Have experience in group management with youth and/or have a NCCP certification in Ultimate or other cooperative sports are assets.

To facilitate the involvement of coaches, we can make contact with schools and centers that are located near your home or work.

Coach colleges and universities - * You can also get paid for your services as a contract worker *

• We are pursuing an initiative to develop Ultimate in colleges and universities. Some institutions have therefore taken steps with student - volunteers.

• Training periods vary from one establishment to another, either throughout the year or spring.

• Skills required: Comfortable with the target clientele. Have experience in group management with youth and/or have a NCCP certification in Ultimate or other cooperative sports are assets.

To facilitate the involvement of coaches, we can make contact with schools and centers that are located near your home or work.

Tournaments

AUM organizes several tournaments during the year:

  • Comedy of errors (2015 June 13-14th)
  • Jazz of Montreal (2015 June 27-28th)
  • End of summer season 2015 August 29-30
  • Movember (November)
  • School tournament (December)
  • Spartafest (December)

The volunteer needs at tournaments are:

• Tournament Director. Taking care of time management during tournaments, whistling the beginning, half-time and end of the game. Take care of the efficiency during day. Welcome teams, take their payments, answer questions and be the reference person. (All day)

• Preparing and marking fields the day before the tournament. Measure and mark the field to facilitate work on the day of the event. (Duration: 4 hours)

• Placing cones on the morning of the tournament. Place cones where the marks have been made the day before. (Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes)

• Snack preparation on tournament day. (Duration: 1 hour)

• Lunch preparation, cooking on the BBQ and food storage and clean-up after lunch time. (Duration: 4 hours)

• Water run. A person fills bottles and another distributes them on the fields using the golf cart. (All day, several teams of 2 people can do it on rotation)

 

• Site clean-up in the late afternoon. Collect cones, storing snacks and tournament equipment in the truck or assigned location. (Duration: 1 hour)

 

Events

Captain’s day (2015 May 24th)

Welcome captains, check the attendance list - 1 person
Disc sales - 1 person
Preparing and serving food and clean-up after lunch - between 11 am and 2 pm.

AGA (April 2016)

Welcome members, check the attendance list - 2 people
Disc sales and beverages - 1 person
Required time: About 4 hours; ideally arrive 30 minutes before the start of the evening and help clean-up at the end.

Gala (October 2015)

Upcoming

Information kiosks

Representing the AUM by informing the public of our different programs and services. The kiosks can be at the Royal games, or at various events, etc.

• Necessary skills: Comfortable interacting with the public. Knowing the services offered by the AUM (meeting with AUM staff beforehand) and represent the Association.

• Required time: Depending on the duration of the activity, a kiosk can be needed for a period of 1 to 8 hours, depending on the planned activities. One more hour will be accounted for information transmitted by AUM staff. The representative may be required to bring a table, promotional materials and AUM banners.

Committee

Competitive MUCC

• The Committee's goal is to make the link between the AUM and the MUCC competitive teams. The committee:

o compiles the needs of the different teams and distributes the fields available,

o proposes a way to allocate volunteer related subsidies offered by the AUM,

o proposes a way to allocate grants related to development offered by the AUM,

o proposes a way to allocate grants related to coaches offered by the AUM,

o presents the team needs to the AUM staff,

o ensures that each team transmits the information on tryouts and team rosters to the AUM staff in the prescribed delays,

o ensures that teams respect the criteria as dictated in the MUCC agreement (logo on the uniform, enforce that 95% of the players are members of the AUM, etc.)

o keeps track of volunteer hours at each meeting.

o The committee provides a list of active committee members to the AUM staff for each season.

• Skills required: Be transparent by putting the common needs before those of his or her team. Make themselves available for meetings.

• Required Involvement: The meetings last about 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 and are held each month to 6 weeks. Follow-up work is also required between meetings. One implication of 10 hours per year per person will be compiled. Six people sit on this committee.

Competitive Programs Committee

• The competitive teams are organized into programs to provide a more structured service, offering growth levels. A program includes a minimum of 3 teams. Representatives of the programs meet to determine the needs of the different teams such as training, fields, etc. They represent the program and communicate needs to MUCC committee.

• The committee provides a list of active committee members to the AUM staff each season.

• Skills required: Be transparent by putting the common needs before those of his/her team. Make himself available for meetings.

• Required Involvement: An implication of 5 hours per season will be compiled per person. Five people sit on this committee. The AUM realizes that people involved in program committees often get involved for more hours than listed, but the hours that will be accrued for MUCC volunteering are the hours that benefit the competitive community as a whole and the AUM members, not just the activities beneficial to the specific program.

Board of directors

• The Board members determine the AUM strategic directions. Depending on their interests, members will give their contribution in funding, fields, communication, human resources, management or any other aspect related to the Association management.

• Skills required: Ideally having been or being an active member of the AUM, know the sport and have administrative skills. Have experience with a board of directors is an asset. Be transparent and available for meetings.

• Required Involvement: The meetings last 2 to 3 hours and are held each month. Follow-up work is also required between meetings.

Gala Committee

• Each year in October, the AUM holds a gala to showcase volunteers involved, the winners of the summer leagues and the best spirit of the game. This festive evening is intended as a time of mingling and social gathering. Every year the committee determines a theme that is creative and different.

• Skills required: Many tasks are completed by the committee such as the organization of the evening, invitations, necessary purchases or rentals, etc. Be transparent by putting the common needs before those of his team. Be available for meetings and have an event organization experience is an asset.

• Required Involvement: Involvement of about 40 hours is required during the year as part of meetings, followed during the evening and for post-mortem.

Junior Committee

• The Junior Committee aims to develop initiatives that publicize the sport among young people either in associations, educational or competitive environment.

• Skills required: Be transparent and be available for meetings. Have experience managing group of kids in a sports team environment.

• Required Involvement:  The meetings last 2 to 3 hours and take place about eight times a year. Follow-up work is also required between meetings. One implication of 35 hours per season will be compiled. Ten people sit on this committee.

League Coordinator

Winter League - between 16 and 20 weeks (depending on the league) from early November to late March

Spring League - eight weeks from beginning of April to end of May

Summer League - 13 weeks from beginning of June to end of August

Autumn League - eight weeks from beginning of September to end of October

• Coordinators plan schedules for leagues or divisions in the league. They publish the schedules on the web site, are a reference person for the members in regards to the schedule, answer questions from members and are a link between members and the AUM staff.

• Skills required: Comfortable with basic computing. Training will be offered and an information document will be transmitted.

• Involvement required: Approximately 1 hour per 3 weeks.

Strategic Planning Committee

• In 2015, the AUM is determining the strategic plan for 2015-2020. Several committees have been established to provide guidance and goals for the coming years. Here are the different themes: Junior, Human Resources, Communications and Member Services.

• Skills required: Ideally having been or being an active member of the AUM, knowing the sport and having the administrative skills. Having experience or expertise related to the theme you’re interested in.

• Required Involvement: The participation in its various committees equals approximately 4 meetings lasting two hours. Follow-up work may be required between meetings. One implication of about 18 hours will be compiled for all the work.

Field Committee

• Those interested in finding new fields are welcome to get involved by suggesting places and / or improvements to existing locations. The committee may also propose to the AUM projects to repair fields or other strategies to increase the number of fields available for leagues and for people to play safely.

• Skills required: Ideally having been or being an active member of the AUM , know the sport and the necessary field requirements. Members with a civil engineering or landscaping background is an asset. Be available for meetings.

• Required Involvement: The meetings last 2 to 3 hours and are held three times a year. Follow-up work is also required between meetings. One implication of about 6 hours per season will be compiled.