Volunteers on and off the field our the backbone of Capitol Hill Little League. We are always looking for help filling a variety of roles, from coaching to administrative support. We require all volunteers to be registered and are subject to a background check. We looking for volunteers in the following areas. If you're interested, see the "How to become a volunteer" section below.
Managers - Each team needs a manager to be the leader. Aside from the culture of the team, the manager is responsible for planning and running practices, setting the line-up and communicating with parents.
Coaches - One person can't run a team alone. Each team typically has a few coaches that help the manager execute practice plans, run drills, serve as base coaches, prepare the fields and help the manager run the team.
Umpires - Volunteer umpires play a critical role in the success of the league. Volunteer umpires are needed for the AAA and Majors divisions, which are played throughout the day Saturday, and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. We provide training and umpire equipment, so no prior experience is required.
Team Administration - If you don't want to take on the responsibility of an on-field volunteer, teams can still use help in other ways. Assisting managers by arranging snack duty, keeping dugouts organized and clean, helping communicate information to parents are just a few invaluable ways to give your time.
Grounds crews - Keeping or fields in good playing condition takes takes hard work before and after every practice and game. While each team has field maintenance responsibilities, we always need more help, especially if the fields are being used after inclement weather. Dragging/raking the infield, repairing worn spot, mowing the outfield and prepping for games are just of ways to keep the fields playable.
Division Commissioners - Every division is led by a commissioner, who leads the managers and coaches, runs the preseason workouts, organizes the player selections, facilitates team rosters, sets practice and game schedules, arranges interleague play and ensures specific division rules are being followed.
Board of Directors - Each year board elections are held, with opportunities to set the overall strategy and tone of CHLL.
Other roles - CHLL can always use help in other ways, including help with community outreach, social media outreach, sponsorship, serving as an announcer at games, or even in helping organize volunteers.
Volunteer Code of Conduct
Capitol Hill Little League has implemented a Volunteer Code of Conduct for the important message it holds about the proper role of league volunteers in supporting children in sports. All volunteers must read, understand and acknowledge this form prior to participation in our league.
How to Become a Volunteer
We think it's terrific that you want to volunteer with CHLL! Doing so is easy and just takes the few steps that are outlined below. Please note that in addition to the following steps, you must receive board approval prior to volunteering:
No volunteer will be allowed to participate in league activitives without completing all volunteer requirements and receiving board approval.Please contact our Safety Officer if you need asisstance or have any questions.
Once registered, you are required to complete and pass the free "HEADS UP to Youth Sports" online training course, which will teach your how to understand respond to potential concussions. Every volunteer is required to complete concussion training every two years. Once you pass and receive your electronic certificate, please email your certificate to our Safety Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
All adults having repetitive access to minor athletes are required to read the Little League Child Protection Program and be familiar with the corresponding obligations, policies, and legal requirements relating to reporting child sexual abuse. U.S. Federal SafeSport law may impose both civil and criminal penalties on anyone failing to report a reasonable suspicion of child abuse to the proper authorities.