Fairfax Station, VA
Volunteer Policy for 2021
Swim and Dive meets and events do not happen without volunteers. In recent years, the Crosspointe Cruisers have had significant challenges filling volunteer positions. After much consideration and deliberation, the Board unanimously passed the new volunteer policy as outlined below. We believe that it better supports families, athletes, and the team.
The following are the updated volunteer hours requirements for the 2021 season:
Swim Families -- 15 volunteer hours
Dive Families -- 15 volunteer hours
Swim and Dive Families -- 15 hours*
Families whose eldest or only swimmer is age 6 or under -- 5 hours
*Note: For Swim and Dive families, at least five (5) of the volunteer hours must be for swim events and at least five (5) volunteer hours must be for dive events.
Prior to an athlete’s first practice, the family must submit a $250 deposit check made out to the “Crosspointe Cruisers.” This check will be returned when the family earns their volunteer hours
The Volunteer Marketplace
Any family that cannot complete the required volunteer hours can pay to have other volunteers fulfill their requirement. The volunteer hours should be paid at a rate of no more than $15 per hour. These volunteer hour fees are in addition to the $250 check; all other requirements are in effect. Families volunteering to fulfill these hours may choose to list their name on the Volunteer Marketplace posted on the Cruiser website, to indicate that they are willing to perform volunteer hours on behalf of other families.
The family paying and receiving their hours on the family account is responsible for the following:
1. Signing up for the role on the Active site, using their own name for position registration;
2. Advising the Volunteer Coordinator by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ensure accurate tracking; and
3. The family paying must ensure the volunteer role is filled.
The volunteer working on behalf of a family paying to have the volunteer hours worked must:
1. Sign-in and sign-out for the shift;
2. Work the entire shift; and
3. Work directly with the paying family for any payment issues.
All coordination is incumbent upon the families entering the agreement. Crosspointe Cruisers leadership has no role or responsibility in coordinating the transaction. This alternative is intended to provide an option when circumstances prevent a family from fulfilling the requirement. It keeps the responsibility on the family to fulfill the volunteer requirement and allows team leadership to maintain focus on team, events and meet operations.
Please note that families who choose to fulfill other families’ volunteer hours through the Volunteer Marketplace are required to complete their own 20-hour requirement by the last swim/dive event of the season, and additional volunteer hours performed for fees/families do not count towards the 20-hour requirement. Furthermore, volunteer hours may not be transferred retroactively.
If you have any questions about the Volunteer Policy, the Volunteer Marketplace, volunteer positions or help with the Active site, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator (Katy Powell) at email@example.com.