Volunteer

Volunteer Information

Credit Program

Required Credits

Each family is required to complete club or team volunteer commitments and earn credits for the 2021-2022 hockey season.

The number of volunteer credits for each family is dependent on the number of players and which category they are in. There is no roll over of volunteer credits from year to year.

 

Category

Oldest Player in Family - Credits

Each Additional Player - Credits

U7 Discovery & Junior Timbits

1

1

U7 Senior Timbits

2

1

U9

4

2

U11

4

2

U13

4

2

 

Deposit Fee

A volunteer deposit fee will be added to each player’s registration, in order to ensure that the volunteer commitment is met. Once the volunteer commitment has been met, the deposit fee will be removed from the registration. If the family does not complete their volunteer commitments and does not earn the required credits, their player will be held off the ice until the required credits have been met.

 

Category

Volunteer Deposit Fee

U7 Discovery & Junior Timbits

$150

U7 Senior Timbits

$300

U9, U11, U13

$300

 

Credit Values

Families can earn volunteer credits in the following ways:

Volunteer Exemption
Board of Directors -Available positions for 2021-2022:
VP of Administration & Secretary, Special Events Coordinator, Casino & Fundraiser Coordinator

 

4 credits
Head Coach – U9, U11, U13
Manager – U9, U11, U13
Tournament Director

 

2 Credits
Head Coach – U7
Assistant Coach – U9, U11, U13
Team Treasurer – U9, U11, U13
Double Bingo Shift

 

1 Credit
Assistant Coach – U7
Team Manager – U7
Team Jersey Parent – U9, U11, U13 (2 per team)
Team Timekeeper (1 per team U9, 2 per team U11/U13)
Minor Hockey Week Shift
Timbit Jamboree Shift
Single Bingo Shift

 

Buy out

If a family chooses to buy out their volunteer commitment, they can choose to do so at the rate of $150 per credit:

Category

Credits

Discovery & Junior Timbits

$150

Senior Timbits

$300

U9, U11, U13

$600

 

Example

Example of a family with a child in U11 and U7 Senior Timbits

U11 (4 credits) 4 Credits $600
U 7 Senior Timbits (2 credits) 2nd child at 50 % = 1 credit $150
Buy out Total   $750

 

** It is important to note that we would rather have families complete the volunteer commitments and contribute to the success of the club than to pay the opt-out fee. However, we do understand that some families do want to have this option. To take advantage, please contact our Treasurer and Registrar to arrange for payment and to have the deposit fee taken off the registration fees.

treasurer@stmatthewhockey.com
registrar@stmatthewhockey.com

 

Credit Program FAQ

Who will be responsible for maintaining the Credit List?

Our club Registrar will keep a master list of all our registrants and the credit requirements.  Your deposit fee will either be deleted or refunded off your registration when the volunteer commitments are completed.

What if I think I have satisfied my credit requirement already, but my fee hasn’t been deleted or refunded?

Please contact the registrar at registrar@stmatthewhockey.com

Why was the decision made to make Board Members exempt from the volunteer credit program?

These members are already fulfilling a volunteer commitment by serving as Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 season.

Are the volunteer commitments done at the club level or at the team level?

Both. Some of the positions are done at the club level, like bingo shifts, Minor Hockey Week Shifts and Timbits Jamboree shifts. Head coaches, Assistant coaches, Team Managers, jersey parents, timekeepers are all team level commitments.

If I am interested in being a coach, where do I indicate that? Do I have to decide right now?

When you fill out the Team Snap registration form, on the first page, there is a question that reads, “Is anyone in your family interesting in coaching for the 2021-2022 season?” The options are “Yes, No, Undecided.” We can reach out to you closer to the start of the season if you are interested or undecided and we can give you more information about being a coach. The Hockey Ops team has a coaching selection committee that handles coaching decisions.

A lot of our coaches coach multiple teams, will they be able to accrue double the credits?

Yes!

Is there a limit to how many coaches we can have on a team?

We are limited to 5 coaches per hard card.

If I am interested in being a Manager/ Jersey Parent/Team Treasurer, who will I let know?

This will be information you will want to share with your Category Director and the Registrar right away. Teams are formed in September and these positions are voted in at the first team meeting.