Volunteer info

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama

 

Fundraising (led by V.P. Administration, Alfredia Simmons and Moms Club)

A few of the Touchdown Club’s responsibilities include facility maintenance, transportation, player equipment and supplies to support after-school tutoring for each player. Additionally, each player is fed a nutritionally sound meal the night before, the morning of and the afternoon of each football game. At the current headcount, this totals 3960 meals being served for the football season!!!

Sponsorship is greatly needed to fully fund our program and volunteers are needed to solicit funds and help with fundraisers. The Touchdown Club is seeking monetary contributions as well as supply donations. Here are a few items at the top of the list:

Uniform Sponsorships

Meal Sponsorships

Adopt-A-Player Sponsorships

Transportation Sponsorships

School Supplies (including, but not limited to: reimaging of over 100 laptop computers, loose-leaf paper, 3 ring binders, folders w/pockets, pens, pencils, spiral notebooks, calculators, highlighters, pocket dictionaries)

As Helen Keller wrote “Alone we can do so little…Together we can do so much.” The Shiloh Touchdown

Meal Service (coordinated through the Moms Club)
We make sure our players are fueled before they hit the field.  We serve 4 meals each week:
• Freshman and JV Pregame Meals: Served Thursdays from 3-3:30pm.  Arrival time for volunteers is between 2:30-2:45pm.  Volunteers will prep food (buffet line style) and clean up. Specific instructions are provided to volunteers the week of the game. # of people served 70-80 (includes coaches and trainers)
• Varsity Pregame Meal: Served Fridays from 3pm-3:30pm.  Arrival time for volunteers is 2:30-2:45pm.  Volunteers will prep food (buffet line style) and clean up. Specific instructions are provided to volunteers the week of the game. # of people served 120 (include coaches and trainers)
• Varsity Dinner: Served Thursdays after Varsity walk through practice @ 4:45pm.  Arrival time for volunteers is 4:15pm.  Volunteers will prep food (buffet line style) and clean up. Specific instructions are provided to volunteers the week of the game. Also, there are times when meals need to be cooked by parent volunteers. Donations are welcomed. # of people served 55-60 (includes coaches and trainers)
• Team Breakfast: Served Friday mornings between 6:20am and 7:05am.  Arrival time for volunteers is 6am.  Volunteers will prep food (buffet line style) and clean up.  Specific instructions are provided to volunteers the week of the game. Also, there are times when grits need to be cooked and dropped off by parent volunteers.  Players that arrive no later than 7am will be served.  To-go boxes are prepared for students with later bus arrival times.  # of people served 110 (includes coaches and trainers)

*Meal and arrival times may vary slightly
*# of people served may change

Meal Examples:
• Pregame - turkey sandwiches, fruit (banana, orange, or apple), bars (granola, nutria grain, or peanut butter crackers) and water.
• Dinner - Chicken, rice, veggies OR Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad OR Chicken, mashed potatoes, veggies.
• Breakfast - Grits, Waffles, eggs, turkey sausage, hash browns, chocolate milk, orange juice
Volunteer Opportunities:
• Pick up meal from restaurants
• Pick up items from grocery store as needed (funds provided or prepaid)
• Serve
• Cleanup
• Cook when needed
• *Solicit restaurants to sponsor meals
• *Solicit companies to provide monetary donation - any amount helps! No amount is too small.
• *Work directly with Meal Committee Lead on sponsorship opportunities


Concessions Committee (Led by Elaine Howell and Carolyn January) 
In support of our fans and our program, volunteers manage all sales at the concessions stand for every home game.
Volunteer opportunities involve the following:
• 1st and 2nd Quarter Shift- Volunteers should arrive 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to game time for set up.

• Halftime & 3rd Quarter Shift- Volunteers should report to the concessions stand prior to the end of the 2nd quarter. Needless to say, additional hands are needed to prepare for the halftime rush!

• 4th Quarter Shift- Volunteers should arrive before the end of the 3rd quarter to finalize sales and assist with post game clean-up.

Volunteer duties may include taking orders, retrieving order items or cooking hot food items using a grill or deep fryer.  Comfortable shoes are required as you will be on your feet throughout the shift.  Although items may vary, the concession stand menu consists of:

• Drinks
• Candy
• Chips
• Hot Dogs
• Hamburgers
• French Fries

Concession stand volunteers will not be expected to work during their child’s game.  It is very important that JV and 9th grade parents lend support during the varsity game, and varsity parents lend support during the JV and 9th grade games. This allows each team's parents the opportunity to support their child/children. However, if your child is playing and you’d like to volunteer during his game, we will definitely put you to work.


Operations Committee (Led by Dad
Our Operations volunteers are on deck before and during the game.  Volunteer opportunities are coordinated through the Dads Club and may include the following:

• Field Prep (Takes 3-5 people roughly 3.5 hours to complete):
„« Painting/striping the practice field once a week
„« Painting/striping the game field every Wednesday afternoon for Thursday’s 9th grade or JV game
„« Touching up the game field every Friday afternoon for the varsity game

• Game Day (9th grade/ JV/ Varsity):
„« Chain Crew- Must have some agility to be able to get out of the way of the play
„« Press box clock operations
„« Score keepers
„« Statistician
„« Play Spotters

Outside of agility, the only other operations requirement is comfortable shoes.  Whether you volunteer for field prep or game day opportunities, you will be on your feet, walking back and forth to get the job completed.