Hi Starskate families!
Thank you for your help getting the Casino going; now it is time to roll out some additional volunteer opportunities for you in coming months. As there are a few to share, and will be more in coming months, please refer to our website. I will post sign ups and information on the Volunteer Opportunities tab, found under “Important Updates”.
Here is a summary of upcoming things we need your help with:
- Locker room Monitors: (**You have already received a link about this - cause I hit the wrong button as I was playing with Sign up genius!) The skaters room is a communal space that every skater has the privilege to use. We have over the years tried different strategies with no success. Clothes are being left lying around, and garbage is found on the floor and seats. The Park staff can’t sweep floors if there are belongings left out, so then the problem amplifies. The board has discussed plans with the Park for more frequent garbage collection and monthly cleaning of the floors, and we wish to trial a plan to encourage skaters about their responsibility to help keep their room neat and tidy.
I will set up a sign up for parents to help as Monitors. The dressing room monitor would be responsible for checking the room. When a skater is ready to leave the dressing room the monitor could ensure the skater left their space neat and collected all belongings. We are hoping this technique will help all skaters get into a habit of learning to keep their space clean; eventually without need for supervision and reminders.
We would like to trial this for the next couple of months to see how it works. We are expecting the time commitment to be 15 minutes after the session. If you are able to commit for 4 sessions you will be credited with an hour of volunteer time.
- Canskate Volunteers: further info to follow as I get details, but we will need volunteers for ribbons on the last days of Canskate as well as for their Christmas Party
- Competition volunteers needed for the Calgary Winter Invitational, hosted by the Calgary Region February 15-17, 2019 (please note it is the long weekend). Each club is being asked to provide at least 5 volunteers, details are in the document below. Please email me if you are interested and I will put you in touch with the organizer.
- As there are some remaining slots for Casino, anyone willing to take a second shift will receive volunteer hours for that shift (this is above your one casino shift per family). Let me know if you are interested, and you can add your name to any openings on the Casino Sign up.
Thanks everyone! Please remember that if you do any other volunteer jobs to let me know so I can track your hours.
**Also ... remember that Christmas tree and wreath orders are due end of this week!
link for locker room sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4babab2eaaff2-locker