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Volunteer

Volunteers are an essential part of the operation of North Durham United FC. The Club relies on enthusiastic parent and youth volunteers to coach teams, manage teams, assist at the fields, and be convenors of the recreational divisions. Volunteers are also a welcome and valued asset in other areas, including our Event days such as Opening Day/ Photo Day and the Closing Festival for our Recreational programs. We'll give you all the training and support you need!

With so many young children wanting to play soccer, our Volunteers are essential to providing adequate adult supervision and great mentoring at the fields. Our amazing volunteers are the cornerstone of the excellent soccer club programs in our north Durham communities.

Please help us ensure that every team has a dedicated group of cheerleading parent leaders to encourage them from the bench throughout the season.

Sign up early, attend the spring Orientation meeting, and learn your role before the season starts.

Receipt of Recreational Volunteer Application Forms is appreciated on or before April 15th of each year for the regular summer season.

Further Volunteer Information is listed below.

North Durham United FC has introduced Voting Memberships

Open to anyone in the community, the Voting Membership provides interested individuals with the opportunity to contribute to the strategic and operational direction of the soccer club. The Voting Membership entitles an individual to one (1) vote at the Annual General Meeting and any Special General Meeting throughout the calendar year for which the Voting Membership is valid.

The NDUFC Annual General Meeting is scheduled in March each year.

 

Recreational Youth Leagues:

Parent Helpers and Team Leaders/Co-Coaches provide supervision, guidance and encouragement for divisions U4 through U12.

With just a small commitment, starting at just 20-30 minutes per week, depending on the age group, you can help a group of young players enjoy the game. Practices are directed by our Practice Facilitator staff, so parent volunteers are able to simply help out by encouraging players through the drills and activities set our by our practice coaches each week and assist with taking Attendance. Other roles are also available to help keep teams on track, motivated and receiving important information.

Recreational Teen Divisions require Co-Coaches and Team Managers for our teams with players ages 11 - 21 yrs. Volunteers are required as Team managers - to organize and assist with all practices and to coach recreational games. Volunteer commitment is 2.5 hours per week (1 practice, 1 game, team communications).

Youth Volunteer Assistant Coach positions are available for youth 16-19 yrs.old who wish to either co-coach with an adult volunteer in our younger age groups. Teens are also welcome to volunteer to help out during Club events. High School Community Service hours can be applied if the Club Administrator is advised.

Recreational Soccer Division Convenors 
Each of the recreational age divisions runs smoothly thanks to our Division Convenors. Each season, one Convenor is sought per age division to help with the initial organization of the Division (in May/June) and to facilitate communications to players and their families throughout the season. This role is most active in May and early June, with limited duties for the remainder of the season. A basic application form is necessary. Please contact a Club Administrator to volunteer as a Division Convenor.

Competitive & Development Team Volunteers:

Our Competitive and Development teams each have a coach, assistant coach and a team manager. We welcome those interested in a coaching or team manager role to contact the Club to discuss opportunities to join a team in these leadership roles.

Volunteer Application Form & Screening Requirements:

All volunteer roles are required to complete a Volunteer Application & Disclosure Form, every year, as part of our mandatory screening process. Children are a vulnerable sector and Club policy dictates appropriate screening of individuals to ensure the physical, emotional and mental health safety of our young players. This is similar to the process enacted at schools. If you are new to the Club, volunteering for a team leadership role, you are also required to submit the New Volunteer Questionnaire. 

Please Note: All volunteer coaches and team leaders for divisions U8 and older are required by Ontario Soccer to take the Respect in Sport Activity Leader online course. The Club will pay the course fee if contacted in advance of the volunteer taking the course.

Volunteer Orientation Meeting - Recreational Teams

All Volunteers assuming Recreational Co-Coach/Manager/Convenor roles (U8 -U21) are required to attend our annual pre-season Volunteer Orientation Meeting. This meeting is customarily scheduled in May and provides all volunteers with an Orientation and Training session, a review of all required forms and documents, and an opportunity to meet with technical staff and Club officials. These volunteer orientation sessions provide age-specific information important to all volunteers. Please plan to attend.

High School Community Hours - Youth Volunteers:

North Durham United FC supports the Community Hours program and offers students a variety of volunteer tasks, including field work and event day assistance. Youth may also work as Youth Volunteers for the entire season, as co-coaches alongside an adult volunteer coach. 

Students who volunteer for the Club, don't forget to check out the student scholarships:

Keith Freemantle Memorial Scholarship - Uxbridge Secondary School

Scott Cruikshank Student Scholarship - Port Perry High School

NDUFC Student Bursary - NDUFC Competitive Player


Volunteer Role Descriptions

Descriptions for each volunteer role in our Youth Recreational Soccer programs can be viewed here:


Have an Idea to share or some time to donate? Give us a call.

We always appreciate volunteer ideas and extra help with odd jobs, preparing fields in the late spring and events throughout the summer season. Contact info@northdurhamunited.com or 905-862-0083 to let us know your thought and interests.