Volunteer - Advocate, Educate & Make a Difference
Are you looking for a Rewarding Volunteer Experience?
The players make every game special, but it’s the volunteers who offer their time and support that make it possible. The league’s volunteers give families the freedom to just be fans.
Volunteer coaches, buddies (need to be 13 years of age), umpires, and announcers are needed for the season. Listed below are brief descriptions of volunteer opportunities that are available every season. We hope you’ll join us for the summer!
Teams play one game per week. The season is 7-8 weeks long and teams follow either a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule. Games are played at 5:30pm and 7:00pm at the John Wollner Fox Cities Miracle League Field in Memorial Park, Appleton.
Every game is two innings long. The rules are simple - everyone hits, everyone gets on base, everyone crosses home plate! The games start with the National Anthem and end with congratulatory high fives.
Volunteering with Miracle League of the Fox Valley is a great way to gain experience working with children with different abilities and a meaningful opportunity to give back to our community. The league offers confirmation of attendance for any volunteer who needs to meet requirements for volunteer hours. Please volunteer in any way you can and don’t underestimate how important it is to simply come out and cheer on the players. It only takes a little time to make a big difference!
For more information, please e-mail us at [email protected].
Volunteer Opportunities -
Each player is accompanied by a community volunteer (buddy) on the field to assist and encourage the player. This is the league’s biggest volunteer need.
This role requires enthusiasm and compassion. Buddies must be at least 13 years of age and are expected to attend every game of their assigned player. This assignment is based on age and needs of the athlete.
This relationship will benefit both the player and the buddy – they’ll share the love of baseball and most importantly, create a lasting friendship.
Each team has two coaches who are responsible for communicating, coordinating, leading and encouraging their selected team (buddies, players, and families). This role requires enthusiasm, compassion, and organization. Serving as a team coach is an 8-week commitment with no practices and one game per week. Total time commitment averages about 2 hours per week.
Coaches are required to attend an all-league meeting, a coaches meeting, and opening day. Coaches must be at least 21 years of age and available for all of their team’s scheduled games. No prior coaching experience needed.
Umpires mange, officiate, and maintain the flow of the game. This role is responsible for overseeing the behavior of and for the safety of all players and volunteers. Full attention is required on the field, as player safety is the number one priority. This role requires enthusiasm, compassion, and assertiveness.
Umpires are required to attend an all-league meeting, a coaches meeting, and opening day. Umpires must be at least 18 years of age and available one night per week during the 8-week season. Total time commitment averages about 3 hours per week. Knowledge of baseball required. Prior umpiring experience preferred.
Announcers bring the games to life – keeping the games fun and exciting for everyone! This attention and acknowledgment of the players make every game memorable for them and their families. This role requires an enthusiastic, engaging, compassionate, and outgoing individual who can think on the fly.
Announcers are required to attend an all-league meeting, a coaches meeting, and opening day. Announcers need to be at least 21 years of age and available one night per week during the 8-week season. Total time commitment averages about 3 hours per week. Knowledge of baseball preferred. Prior announcing and/or public speaking is required.