WELCOME TO SPIRIT LEAGUE AS A VOLUNTEER
Since 2004, Spirit League has been the place where children and young adults with special needs can play team sports, make friends, and have fun. As a volunteer, you are the face of Spirit League. The athletes and parents will look to you to make the Spirit League experience the best it can be.
There are two ways to volunteer with Spirit League. You can volunteer as a: 1) Team Mentor, or 2) Coach (select “Coach a Team on homepage for coaching information).
SPIRIT LEAGUE TEAM MENTOR PROGRAM
Spirit League is unique in that we partner with local college and high school students, corporate sponsors and other individuals who have a heart for helping children build confidence through team sports. The Spirit League Team Mentor Program trains volunteers to be a consistent presence throughout a season to build relationships with athletes on a specific team.
Team Mentors become more involved with the athletes on their team; getting to know their names and building mentor relationships to foster the fun environment created by the Spirit League experience.
Spirit League asks Team Mentors to do the following:
- Be at least 15 years old;
- Complete the Team Mentor Application online;
- Work with the Spirit League Volunteer Coordinator to match Mentor with a team;
- Assist the Team Coach with athletes during the pre-game drill practice and during the game (see Volunteer Code of Conduct);
- Attend at least 8 games within the respective 10-game season.
OTHER VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
Spirit League currently offers three age divisions, each with different game times and our seasons are 10 weeks long. For Team Mentors, we ask that you select a time that you will be available to volunteer for the entire season (see specific sport page for anticipated game times). We would like you to be part of the same team for the entire season so you get a chance to know your team members and be able to understand your coaches needs.
If you are a high school student receiving volunteer credit hours for school, please be sure to arrange tracking of your hours with Spirit League staff at the start of the season. Certificates verifying hours will be provided at the end of the season, upon request. You will need to check in with staff each weekend to track attendance.
To Volunteer as a Team Mentor, click Sign Up Online to fill out the Application.
BECOME A COACH
As a Coach, athletes and parents look to you to make the Spirit League experience the best it can be. Not only does the Spirit League coaching experience impact the lives of our amazing athletes, it impacts the lives of our coaches as well.JOIN US NOW