Why Should I Become a Volunteer?
Greater Northeast Little League is an organization designed to build good citizens. It is a program of leadership, preparing today's youth to be tomorrow's leaders. At the local level, Little League relies on a devoted legion of adult volunteers to help ensure that the organization remains structured and runs smoothly. GNELL is always looking for responsible and enthusiastic individuals to support and coordinate Little League events and activities. As a volunteer, you should have a keen interest in the safety, well-being, and overall development of children. By reading further, you will discover that the benefits of volunteering are endless. You will also gain a better understanding of why you should become involved, who volunteers are, what you can do, and how you can sign up.
Who Can Volunteer?
Anyone can apply to become a volunteer. Whatever talents or skills you have, we can use them! Across the country, volunteers are grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, retirees, community leaders, former Little Leaguers, friends, neighbors, and more. Any community member who wishes to become a volunteer may apply.
All parents of children involved in Little League Baseball and Softball are strongly encouraged to volunteer. As a parent, volunteer, you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your child in a safe, fun-filled environment. Oftentimes, parent and child social lives parallel each other. Volunteering allows your life and your child's life to intersect on common ground, with shared interests and goals.
Volunteer Opportunities with Local Leagues
Team Manager or Coach - GNELL is an all-volunteer organization. In order for our program to be successful, it is essential to have a healthy number of dedicated team Managers and Coaches. It is not possible to provide your child the best experience we can without volunteers like you.
Generally the Manager is in charge of the team and Coaches assist the Manager.
The Manager runs the team administratively and is the primary contact with Little League Staff and team parents. The Manager will usually schedule and conduct practices and is the team leader in the dugout during the games.
Teaching kids baseball skills is a shared responsibility between the Manager and Coaches.
Field Maintenance - GNELL is required to maintain the fields that your child plays on. As a part of the field maintenance crew, your skills and abilities may be used to mow grass, line fields, rake dirt, and execute minor repairs on fences, benches and bleachers.
League Officer - GNELL is governed by a board of directors. The management of the property and affairs of the local league shall be vested in the Board of Directors.
Umpire - GNELL provides umpires for games at all levels of play except Tball. GNELL compensates our umpires on a per game basis.
How Do I Become A Volunteer?
All volunteers are required to complete and submit a volunteer application. All volunteers are required to pass a background check before being allowed to volunteer.