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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 Bobcat family will be required to fulfill 4 Game Day* volunteer assignments and 1 Special Event** volunteer assignment during the 2019 season.  There will be separate SignUp Genius links for each - one for Game Day Volunteer Assignments and one for Special Event 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.  **Special Event volunteer assignments include: Bobcat Family Day BBQ on 8/24/19, Football and Cheer Equipment/Uniform Hand-out, and the Bobcat Banquet.)


Special Event Sign-Up Genius Link  (each Bobcat family should volunteer for one volunteer slot)

Game Day Sign-Up Genius Link... coming soon!


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 (4 game day assignments and 1 special event).  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 your volunteer deposit check to hire someone to fulfill your volunteer duties.


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.
   -  Volunteers are expected to pay gate fees and for any food/drink at concessions.
   -  You must be signed in to receive credit for your volunteer duty!  At home games, sign in at the concessions window.  At away games, sign in with a Bobcat 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; announcing 50/50 Raffle winner; and announcing Bobcat sponsors.

Announcer Spotter:  (2 people / 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:  (2 people / home game)  Working on the visitors 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. 

Gate:  (3 people / home game)  A team of 3 people will work the two admission gates into the Novi High School football stadium.  Two people will work the front gate off of the parking lot located nearest Taft Road.  One person will work the back gate nearest the football practice fields.  Gate assignment includes collecting gate fees from each patron, tracking number of attendees, and stamping hands.  Must be able to make change quickly and accurately.

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.

Statistician/Sideline Spotter:  (2 people / game)  From the press box or stands, responsible for taking stats and recording number of plays per coaches directions.

50/50 Raffle:  (2 people / home game)  Sell raffle tickets to spectators in the home and visitor's stands from the start of the game through the 3rd quarter of the game. 

Concessions Set-Up:  (3 people / home game)  Set up concession 1.5 hours prior to the first game - approximate start time of 8:00am.  Duties may include: transporting concession items from the Bobcat equipment pod to the NHS concession stands via car/truck, stocking shelves and refrigerator, heating food.

Concessions:  (4-5 people / home game)  Prepare or sell concessions.  Serve Bobcat football players, cheerleaders, and coaches pizza and drinks at the end of home games.

Concessions Tear Down:  (3 people / home game)  Tear down concessions during 4th quarter of Varsity home game.  Transport all concession items via car/truck from the NHS concession stands to the Bobcat equipment pod at the end of the Varsity home game.


VOLUNTEER SUGGESTIONS AND HINTS:

Since you will not be able to see the game field from Concessions, volunteer for these assignments when your child is not playing/cheering.  Previous experience or some basic football knowledge is helpful when volunteering for Announcer or Game Clock.

Field Status

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