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General volunteer information


AMBA is a non-profit organization that exists due to the contribution of time and expertise from volunteers. All AMBA board members, coaches, assistant coaches and team managers are un-paid volunteers who contribute over 1000 hours per season to our players. In order to continue growing and improving our organization, we must rely on all families involved in AMBA to donate some time to the association; therefore, in 2011, AMBA established a mandatory volunteer commitment policy.

Please be aware that parents/caregivers/players are responsible to ensure their volunteer commitments have been met and should not rely on coaches, team managers or AMBA to remind you.

There are two types of volunteering requirements; both of these requirements must be met.


Game level volunteers - scorekeeping, timekeeping and gym monitors

  • League games require that each team provide a scorekeeper, timekeeper and gym monitor during the game.
    • Games that take place in Airdrie: the gym monitor must identify themselves to the Rockyview Community Use Supervisor at the start of each game.
    • The gym monitor is responsible to ensure that all garbage is removed, chairs are returned to equipment rooms, nets are returned to the 10-foot height and that spectators are respecting the facility.
  • Each practice requires a gym monitor; the gym monitor must identify themselves to the Rockyview Community Use Supervisor at the start of practice.
    • The gym monitor is responsible to ensure that all garbage is removed, chairs are returned to equipment rooms, nets are returned to the 10-foot height and that spectators are respecting the facility.
  • Your team manager will rotate through your team roster and assign each family a game and a role.
  • Without each of these roles filled, we could be required to forfeit a game. If you are not able to attend your assigned date, you are responsible for reaching out to other team families to trade dates.
  • Performing these roles does not complete your volunteer requirement.


Association level volunteers - assisting with events or needs outside of games

  • Each parent/caregiver/player that is on a team with a season running Sept. - March must provide at least four hours of association level volunteer time. Please note, the minimum requirement is per player; families with more than one player will be expected to volunteer four hours for each player on Mini House, Mini Travel, Bantam or Midget teams.
    • Board members, head coaches, assistant coaches and team managers with more than one child in AMBA will fulfill all of their association level volunteering with that one position.
  • Each parent/caregiver/player that is on a team with a season running Sept. - Dec. must provide at least two hours of association level volunteer time. Please note, the minimum requirement is per player; families with more than one player will be expected to volunteer two hours for each player on a Juvenile team.
  • Board members, head coaches, assistant coaches and team managers with more than one child in AMBA will fulfill all of their association level volunteering with that one position.
  • If necessary, fall players can fulfill their obligation after their season ends by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator at any time before June to make arrangements to volunteer.
  • Coaches do not have the authority to release a family/player from their AMBA volunteer obligation.
  • Parents/caregivers/players are responsible for reporting completed volunteer hours by email to volunteer@airdriebasketball.ca. The Volunteer Coordinator will track hours and notify families of when your obligation has been met and your volunteer check will be destroyed.
  • Association level volunteer opportunities include:
    • Board member
    • Head coach
    • Assistant coach
    • Team manager
    • League statistician
    • Assisting at player evaluations
    • Assisting with equipment inventory and/or distribution and/or collection
    • Assisting with coach and/or player clinics
    • Assisting with fundraising opportunities
    •  Special projects (research, auditing, calligraphy on year-end certificates etc.)
    • Other opportunities as identified throughout the season

At the beginning of the season, you provided AMBA with a $100 check for volunteer/fundraising hours, but that check can’t replace a person and people are what make a volunteer organization run smoothly. Please commit to completing your volunteer hours this season. Thanks!

AMBA welcomes volunteers regardless of whether you have a child participating in our program. All volunteer applications are reviewed by the AMBA Board of Directors and are subject to AMBA’s Volunteer Screening policy. To apply for a volunteer position, please email volunteer@airdriebasketball.ca.

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