Are you looking for a Rewarding Volunteer Experience?
The players make every game special, but it's the people who offer their time and friendship that make it possible. Volunteer coaches, buddies, (need to be 13 years old as of June 1, 2019) umpires, and announcers are needed every season.
Teams play one game/week with games starting in early June 2019. The season is 8 -10 weeks long and teams follow a Mon/Wed OR Tues/Thurs schedule. Baseball games will be played on Monday - Thursday night evenings with games at 5:30pm and 7pm. Games cancelled due to weather are not rescheduled.
The Miracle League is a Community League. Please volunteer in any way you can and don't under estimate how important it is to simply come out and cheer on the players. It only takes a little time to make a big difference!
Volunteering with Miracle League of the Fox Valley is a great way to gain experience working with children with disabilities and to give back to our community. Listed below are brief descriptions of volunteer opportunities that will be available every season. We hope you'll join us.
One of the most important elements of a Miracle League game is the volunteer "buddy" program. Each player is paired with a able bodied friend to assist them on and off the field during a two inning game.
Buddies can be anyone: community member, family member or any individual or group who wishes to volunteer their time to give the gift of baseball. Player buddies must be at least 13 years old. Enthusiasm and compassion is key. We offer confirmation of attendance for anyone who needs to meet requirements for volunteer hours. The expectation of a volunteer buddy = attendance at all of their players games during the summer season.
Help manage, coordinate, lead, and encourage selected team. Serving as a team coach is a 10-week commitment. Co-coaches must be 21 years old or older and available for all games.
Help manage and officiate game. Responsible for overseeing the behavior of and for the safety of all players and their buddies playing baseball. Umpires must be 18 years old or older.
The announcer is the master of ceremonies. We need you to be fun and animated, the kookier the better. This is BIG TIME for the kids! Announcers must be 21 years old or older and/or have some experience.