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Volunteerism is necessary & expected, and we owe much of our success to parent involvement!  Parent interest and reliability are the only qualifications for Parent Volunteers.

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Volunteer Expectations

Both parents are expected to sign up for volunteer positions when initially registering swimmer(s) for the Wild Orca summer season. At team registration you will be asked to designate 3 choices for volunteer positions (descriptions found on "Volunteer Roles" tab) and based on these designations, you will be assigned season volunteer positions by the Lead Volunteer Coordinator.

When entering your swimmer in a meet, you will be required to choose a volunteer position and designate “early” or “late” session.  Volunteer positions are filled on a first-come basis.  If your preferred volunteer position has already been filled, then you will be assigned to another position.  We need all hands on deck to run a successful swim meet! 

At the meet, your swimmer will be eligible to swim once he/she is checked-in with the age-group parent & the parent volunteer is checked-in at the Orca Volunteer "check-in table."

Explanations about various volunteer roles are listed on the "Volunteer Roles" tab. If you have lingering questions, you can find answers via our Team Manager, our long-time Head Coach, Volunteer Coordinator, or a generally friendly volunteer who previously held the position. 

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One Session per Swimmer

Please be reminded, if you have a child swimming in a meet, you are expected to volunteer for at least one shift for that meet. If you have two or more swimmers, you'll need to cover at least 2 shifts for each meet.  We understand that sometimes there are extenuating circumstances that will prohibit you from covering a shift. You will need to contact the Orca Volunteer Coordinator and/or Orca Team Manager should this occur and explain the situation. Your child's eligibility to swim a meet is dependent upon your volunteer hours. Should requirements not be met, you may very well find your swimmer(s) ineligible for upcoming meets.

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