Volunteers are essential to the operation of SFSC. The combined efforts of our members ensure not only that administrative responsibilities are carried out, but also facilitate our events and activities. Hundreds of hours go into running the club so each family is expected to volunteer their time.
A minimum of 12 volunteer hours is required per family, who has a skater in the Starskate program that skates for more than 1 hour per week. Throughout the year it will be each family's responsibility to keep track of their volunteer hours with the Volunteer Coordinator.
Families who do not volunteer fulfill the requirements throughout the regular skating season will havel have a 350 $ charge added to their latest invoice on file with SFSC, which will be automatically charged to the credit card on file for that payment, unless there are extenuating circumstances that have been previously approved by the SFSC Executive.
Where there are not enough volunteer opportunities in a given year to allow families to meet their 12 hour minimum requirement, the SFSC Executive will consider the ratio of overall opportunities available to time committed by each family before issuing the charge.
Fundraising is essential to the operation of SFSC. One of our major fundraising opportunities is the SFSC Casino, which is allotted to the club every 18 months by the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission. Casinos are important to all members of our club as it defers many of the costs skating families would have to otherwise incur as the funds raised go towards subsidizing costs of ice sessions. In the years SFSC is awarded a Casino, all families are required to volunteer at the Casino or provide an individual who will volunteer on behalf of the family.
Families who do not volunteer for casino positions will have a 150 $ charge added to their latest invoice on file with SFSC, which will be automatically charged to the credit card on file for that payment, unless there are extenuating circumstances that have been previously approved by the SFSC executive. (note: no casino is planned for the 2019-2020 season)
Any questions regarding fundraising requirements or opportunities can be directed to the Volunteer Coordinator.