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Volunteer Position Descriptions

The Vashon Lacrosse Club (VLC) is a non-profit organization whose mission to provide children of Vashon with the opportunity to learn and play the game of lacrosse.

Volunteer parents, friends and family members are the key to VLC’s ability to implement a plan of success for getting your athlete the required training he/she needs. An organization of this size relies on a strong volunteer network. Please keep in mind, that our board, coaches and current volunteers are parents with full time jobs outside of the club. The bigger the network, the better chance we have of creating and maintaining a healthy & productive system that allows all parents to participate in their athlete’s success.

Below, you’ll find a list of positions that we need help filling for the season. Most of them require multiple volunteers in order to allow a rotation schedule.

If you’re interested in serving in any of the following positions, please contact us at


Coach: 
Responsibilities: To instruct or train athletes on the fundamentals of lacrosse. The head coaches have already been identified, but they are always on the lookout for interested members who are able to assist in one-on-one training of our players; to allow a closer ratio of coach-to-athlete instruction. Time commitment: Between 3 day a week practices, games, coach meetings and game planning, a coach would expect to spend approximately 15-18 hours a week working on lacrosse. (Coaches arrive early to practice and stay until all athletes have been picked up. Game day preparation would require coaches to be there early and ensure all gear is picked up at the conclusion, so approximately 2 ½ hours just on game day.)

Team Parent:
Coaches need you the most! It is recommended that each team have co- team parent who will serve as liaisons between the club parent, coaching staff, and parents of the athletes. Team parents will: Coordinate roster contacts, game volunteers for concessions/timekeepers/score keepers, carpool & team pictures. This person(s) would help in the distribution of communication between the club, coach and parents to help facilitate a smooth lacrosse season.

Equipment: 
At the beginning and end of the season, the VLC distributes lacrosse equipment to youth players and distributes uniforms to all lacrosse players. Volunteers who assist with equipment, will help the Board with the tracking & collection of that distribution. Approximately 4 volunteers are needed for each equipment event. Equipment will be handed out at the all team meeting at the start of the year. Uniforms during a practices just prior to first game. Equipment and uniform collection will be at year end celebration. **Typically: equipment check-out is for boys' 3rd-8th grade. 9th-12th grade boys and girls are asked to have their own gear and equipment but some will be made available** All players (except first year players) should have their own lacrosse stick for the season. However, we do have a hand full available. Please let us know if you would like to check one out for the season. First come, first serve.

Field Prep:
Every home game hosted by VLC, at every level, requires that the field lines have been drawn & goals have been placed. Set up tent and timekeeper table. This includes transportation of that gear. The time involved is approximately 1-2 hours for set up and take down. This is often coordinated with our other teams when we have multiply games played on the same field.

Field Manager:
Every home game will require that VLC identify a Field Manager (who will be clearly identified) to monitor the game & sidelines to assure sportsmanship & safety are adhered to by the home and visiting teams. Time commitment: 90 minutes-2 hours.

Score Keeper:
Every home game requires that the hosting club provides someone to keep score for each game. The responsibilities include documenting goals and assists. Time commitment: Each game can run close to an hour. Scorekeeper will need to arrive 15 minutes ahead of time. Please plan on bringing a chair. There are 10-12 games in a season. If a rotation can be establish, it will allow all parents the opportunity to enjoy watching their athlete most of the season. For high school, we are required to have a score keeper for the away games to help keep stats that will be posted on Sportability. Training will be provided for score keepers, spotters and timekeepers.

Timekeeper: 
Every home game requires that the hosting club provides someone to keep time for each game. The responsibilities include tracking each quarter, half-time, and penalty box timeouts, for the officials. Time commitment: Each game can run close to an hour. Time keeper will need to arrive 15 minutes ahead of time. Please plan on bringing a chair. There are 10-12 games in a season. If a rotation can be establish, it will allow all parents the opportunity to enjoy watching their athlete most of the season. Training will be provide for score keepers, spotters and timekeepers.

Managers for Boys High School Game:
This is normally done by members from the girls high school team. They are responsible for ensuring players stay hydrated by handing water out when players come off the field and during time outs. The managers also help with minor cuts, getting end balls setout, filling water bottles at half time. Managers help out during both JV and Varsity games. Time commitment: 2 hours, normal two to three manager per game, both home and away.

Committee Members:
Committee members will help with planning of special events and fundraisers. Time commitment varies depending on the event.