Volunteer Policy

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HOVSA relies heavily on volunteers to keep our Rec program affordable. We have struggled to recruit volunteers to keep our program running smoothly - so, we need you!  All families are required to volunteer for each registred player prior to the end of each calendar year.

Upon fulfilling your required volunteer hours, HOVSA will reimburse $50/player that was paid during registration. Thank you for your understanding, and for your work and your time, and for being a part of what makes our club so great!

 

What is a Volunteer Fee?

When you register your player for the Spring Recreational Soccer, you will be charge a $50 per player fee

Throughout the year, you will be offered a number of different opportunities to volunteer and serve your required volunteer committment. Communication about all opportunities will be posted on our website and social media pages. Please keep your eyes peeled, as volunteer spots fill up quickly! If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.

Please refer to the Volunteer guidelines below to help answer your questions on our buyout program.

If volunteer hours are not fulfilled by the end of the year (Dec 31st), the pre-paid volunteer fee will go toward the general HOVSA fund. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

 

FAQs

Does “helping” my rec coach if he or she is not able to be there for a game or practice count towards my volunteer hours?  No, this will not. If a coach cannot complete their season and you are stepping in to coach and the club has been notified, then this will count. Simply helping a coach fill in for a game or a practice will not count towards your volunteer hours. 

The sign up is full, now what? Sign ups fill up fast, we have over a 140 participants and almost as many families. Keep watching your email, and check the sign up often. People do cancel their spots last minute, sometimes we catch them and send reminders, sometimes we are not able to. Asking the volunteer coordinator to send you an email when there is a opening or volunteer need is not possible. Please watch our webiste and social media pages. 

I fulfilled my volunteer requirement, when will I get my reimbursement?  You will be refunded via the method you paid or the credit card we have on file in demosphere. You will receive an email message letting you know a refund was made and the credit will show up from HOVSA.

I would like to donate my volunteer hours to a family may I do that? No donating volunteer hours to another family will not fulfill that families required volunteer time.

I volunteered for more than one thing, I want to apply my hours to next year can I do that? While we thank you for helping us as we are a volunteer based run orgaization, you are not allowed to carry over any hours to the next soccer year. 

Can I donate my Volunteer Fee? Parents who volunteer may elect to donate their money to HOVSA. Upon request, a tax deductible receipt will be given to these parents.