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Novi Bobcats

VOLUNTEER


It is important for every Bobcat family to remember that they are an essential piece in making the Novi Bobcats a success each year.  The Novi Bobcats is a volunteer organization and with everyone’s help we can ensure a great experience for our football and cheer teams.  Bobcat volunteer positions are fun and are a great way to meet other members within the program. 


Each Freshman and JV Bobcat family will be required to fulfill 2 Game Day* volunteer assignments and each Varsity Bobcat family will be required to fill 3 Game Day* volunteer assignments. There will be separate SignUp Genius links for each - one for Freshman/JV Game Day Volunteer Assignments and one for Varsity Game Day Volunteer Assignments.  Please be sure to sign up early for your desired volunteer spots - remember they are first come, first served.  (*Game Day volunteer assignments are listed and described below.) 

Freshman/JV Game Volunteer Assignments:  Sign up HERE!

Varsity Game Volunteer Assignments:  Sign up HERE!


At Football and Cheer Equipment/Uniform Hand-out, we will be collecting a $200 volunteer deposit check (made out to Novi Bobcats) from each Bobcat family.  These checks will not be cashed, but rather held for the duration of the season and returned to the family when they fulfill their volunteer duties (2-3 game day assignments).  If a family fails to fulfill their volunteer duties during the season, their check will be cashed at the end of the season when all volunteer opportunities have expired.  If a family simply chooses not to volunteer during the season, please let a Bobcat Board Member know your intentions and we will use the volunteer deposit check to hire someone to fulfill the volunteer duties.  If a family has not signed up for any volunteer duties by the team's first game, the volunteer deposit check will be cashed and used to hire someone to fulfill the volunteer duties for the season. 


IMPORTANT NOTES:
   -  All volunteer positions are open to every Bobcat family. 
   -  Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
   -  If you cannot fulfill your volunteer assignment, YOU must find a replacement.
      -  You must be signed in to receive credit for your volunteer duty!  At home and away games, sign in with a Bobcat cheer or football unit director.
   -  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled volunteer time.  Arriving early helps us ensure all jobs are covered.  Late arrivals will forfeit their volunteer positions - the game must go on! 


GAME DAY VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTIONS:

Announcer:
  (1 person / home game) Announce the home game from the press box.  Including announcing players, cheerleaders, and coaches prior to the start of the game; playing the National Anthem prior to the start of the game; announcing play-by-play and scores during the game; and announcing Bobcat sponsors.

Announcer Spotter:  (1 person / home game)  From the press box, responsible for relaying all plays and player numbers/names to the announcer.  Binoculars are helpful for this duty. 

Chains:  (1 person / game)  Working on the visitors or home team sidelines with the yard markers for the duration of the game.  Please note: only one family member may sign up for the chains or down marker per game.

Down Marker:  (1 person / home game)  Working on the visitors sidelines with the down marker for the duration of the game.  Please note: only one family member may sign up for the chains or down marker per game.

Game Clock:  (1 person / home game)  From the press box, responsible for running the game clock and scoreboard. 

Photographer:  (1 person / game)  From the sidelines, responsible for taking game and candid photos for the duration of the game.  Within the week following the game, volunteer must upload game photos to team Shutterfly site.

Sideline Assistant:  (1 person / game)  From the sidelines, responsible for taking stats and/or recording number of plays per coaches directions.

Entrance Monitor (Red):  (2 people / game)  Arrival time for position is 30 minutes before start of game.  Monitor spectators as they enter encouraging use of hand sanitizer, reminding them of social distancing, and enforcing current COVID spectator guidelines.

Spectator/Stands Monitor (White):  (1 person / game)  Ensure all spectators are wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. 

Field Monitor (Blue):  (1 person / game)  Assist on sidelines with keeping players 6 feet apart and help keep personal water bottles filled.  Sanitize footballs in-between each series.


VOLUNTEER SUGGESTIONS AND HINTS:

Previous experience or some basic football knowledge is helpful when volunteering for Announcer or Game Clock.

Approval Date: September 2020