Call for Volunteers - we need your help!

Updated November 14, 2018

Our elections are fast approaching and will be held at our club meeting on November 19th, 2018, at 8 pm. Our club meetings are held in the Worcester Community Building, located at 1031 S. Valley Forge Road in Fairview Village. All members of our club are welcome at our meetings.

We are a club run by volunteers, and it takes many a hand to grow the organization and keep us successful season to season and year to year. As older children and their volunteer parents age out of the club, we rely on new volunteers to fill the vacated roles and this coming year is no different.

Our goal is to keep all volunteer roles as small and manageable as possible, because we value your time as much as you do. If you are interested in any of the following positions, or have any questions about the responsibilities or time commitment, please contact Cathy Alexander at secretary@methactonunited.org.

Executive Council

President

Responsible for the oversight and direction of all club functions, including the development and execution of the club's strategic plan. Estimated 4-8 hours per week. The incumbent, John Larcinese, is willing to continue in the position.

Vice President, Intramural Soccer

Responsible for the oversight and operation of the club's intramural soccer programs. Estimated 2-4 hours per week in-season.

Vice President, Marketing

CRITICAL. A position that needs to be filled ASAP. This position requires approximately 1-2 hours per week. Provides the Board with direction on how to market our club and how to get our “brand” out to our target markets. Uses online advertising, billboards, and other market strategies to increase the visibility and market penetration of our logo and name. Experience with online marketing and branding required.


Other Volunteer Positions

Director, Fundraising

CRITICAL. Actively works to solicit local businesses to sponsor intramural teams. We have an established program in place, but we need someone to execute and contact potential sponsors on our behalf. Less than 1-2 hours per week.

Director, Scheduling

Coordinates game scheduling for all travel teams. Busiest times are in late March and late July/early August (3-4 hrs per week), otherwise 1 hr per week or less. Everything is managed electronically by email, Excel, and Google calendars. Travel parents or coaches are preferred due to their familiarity with schedule expectations. (Wink, wink…you can set yourself a friendly game schedule for the fall…)

Director, School District Affairs

Liaison to Methacton School District. Coordinates seasonal field reservations. Requires 1-2 hour per week during the season.

League Delegate, PAGS

Represents our club in the PAGS League. Coordinates league registration and scheduling process. Requires 1-2 hours per week during season.

Coordinator, Snack Bar

We would like to leverage the snack bar at Heebner Park as a fundraiser for the club. Experience in a similar operation would be helpful, but we primarily need someone willing to own the process (with help).

Marc J. Small Tournament Committee

To keep this tournament successful year after year, we need your help to solicit sponsors, manage field setup, and run the snack bar. As part of our tournament committee, there are many opportunities to help, with varying time commitments. This is a great way to give back and be part of one of the proudest traditions of Methacton United.

Columbus Day Weekend Valley Forge Tournament Director

Plans 2019 Columbus Day Weekend tournament to be hosted by MUSC. Recruits teams early in the year to commit to playing so that this tournament can take place. Will lead volunteer committee put together by the club.

Director, Uniforms

Works with Board to select uniforms. Works with vendor to set up online ordering and provides parent email addresses to receive invitations to order. Receives uniform orders and distributes them to coaches. 1 hour per week during spring and summer.

Assistant to VP Intramurals

This person will work alongside our Vice President of Intramural Soccer to help ensure the reliable operation and management of our Intramural program. The time commitment will be variable, but is expected to be concentrated during the weeks leading up to the spring and fall seasons.

Volunteer Clearance Requirements

As of July 1, 2015, new child protection laws took effect in Pennsylvania that require any club volunteers in direct contact with children to have child abuse clearances and specific background checks—the same ones needed to volunteer in your child's school. Full information on the legislation and reporting requirements is available at:

Additionally, Methacton United is required to maintain copies of clearances for all volunteers. We must have this documentation in hand prior to the commencement of your volunteer activities. Simply put:

If your clearances are not on file,
you are not permitted on the field.

Specifically, all coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, and even parents that are helping out more than one time are required to have the clearances listed below.

  • Child Abuse History Clearance (link)
  • PA State Police Criminal Record Check (link)
  • Fingerprint-based FBI Federal Criminal History (link)
  • Affidavit of Compliance (link) This affidavit is only applicable in lieu of the FBI background check if you have lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the previous 10 years. See keepkidssafe.pa.gov for full requirements and information.

Copies of all documentation must be emailed to our Secretary and Risk Management Coordinator at secretary@methactonunited.org. Please indicate the position and program for which you have volunteered.

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