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Volunteers

Volunteer Policy

LFSA has a volunteer policy to help strengthen the organization and increase participation. The policy is per family. If you have multiple players in LFSA, you must fulfill the volunteer hours required for your oldest player. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Traveling families must fulfill 9 volunteer hours during the Spring/Summer League and 4 hours during the Fall League. In-House families must fulfill 3 volunteer hours during the Spring/Summer League and 2 hours during the Fall League. The Board of Directors may increase or decrease these hours based on program need. Exceptions to the volunteer requirements are as follows:

  • LFSA Board Members – no volunteer hours required. Board members will make every effort to assist with concessions and fields during LFSA hosted tournaments and games.
  • Head Coach (Traveling and In-House) – no volunteer hours required.
  • Assistant Coach (Traveling and In-House) – no volunteer hours required if there is one Head Coach. If there are multiple assistant coaches, the dibs requirements may be split amongst coaches. 
  • Team Manager (Traveling only) – 1/2 credit for volunteer hours.

Families are required to provide a volunteer deposit in the form of a check written to LFSA. Upon completion of the volunteer hours this check will be destroyed. If the full requirement for volunteer hours is not completed, the check will be cashed. Volunteer opportunities include tryouts, field preparation, tournaments and other events as determined by the Board of Directors.

Please be advised that if you complete only a portion of your required hours, your volunteer check will be cashed in total.

Volunteer Buyout

If you know you are unable to volunteer during the season, you may submit a volunteer buyout during registration, and you will not be required to fulfill hours.

Volunteer Opportunities

All shifts will be posted in the online volunteer system (Dibs) on the LFSA website and notification of new shifts will be sent via e-mail. There will be a sign in sheet at each event to ensure your hours are recorded. How does a Volunteer claim a Dib Item?

  • Go to www.lakevillefastpitch.org
  • Log In
  • Select the Dashboard at the Top-Left of the Screen
  • Select Dibs: Here you can browse assigned Dib Sessions and claim responsibility for Dib Items. You then complete Dib Items to fulfill your Dib Session requirements. To begin claiming Dib Items, click the Claim Dib Items link within the particular session
  • Select a Dibs Session to Claim
  • Select the Dibs Item
  • Claim the Dibs Item
  • Type in Volunteer Information

Note: When you claim a Dib Item (shift), an Admin from the organization must grant completion of the Item for you before your account receives the credit value. 

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Once you commit to a volunteer shift, it's your responsibility to cover it.
  • Cancellations are allowed if made at least 7 days before your shift.
  • Only shifts tracked on Dibs will count toward the volunteer requirement.
  • Plan to arrive 10 minutes before your shift starts.

For any questions, please contact the LFSA Secretary.