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, 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 a week during the eight-week season, with games played at either 5:45 or 7 p.m. Mondays/Wednesdays and Tuesday at Jeffers Road Park in Eau Claire. Games cancelled due to weather are not rescheduled.
Volunteering with Miracle League of the Chippewa Valley is a great way to gain experience working with children with different abilities and a great way to give back to our community. It only takes a little time to make a difference.
Volunteers can register online.
Volunteer descriptions and expectations
Each player is accompanied by a 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 14 years old and are expected to attend every game of their assigned player. We offer confirmation of attendance for anyone who needs to meet requirements for volunteer hours.
Sub-buddies will be used as needed.
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 coach is an eight-week commitment with no practices and one game a week. Coaches must be at least 21 years old and available for all of their team’s scheduled games.
Umpires manage, officiate and maintain the flow of the game. This role is responsible for overseeing the safety and behavior 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 must be at least 18 years old and available one night a week during the season.
Announcers bring the games to life and keep them fun and exciting for everyone! This attention and acknowledgement of the players make every game memorable for them and their families. This role requires an enthusiastic, engaging, compassionate and outgoing individual. Announcers need to be at least 21 years old and available one night a week during the season. Prior announcing and/or public speaking is required.
Helps with setting the field up for game day. Includes sound system, flag and other setup as necessary.
Serves as Homer, our mascot. This role requires an enthusiastic, engaging and outgoing individual.
Sings the national anthem and/or “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”
Helps with various fundraising events and spirit wear.
Attends public events and parades and provides public service announcements, etc.