NVLL Volunteer Information
Why Should I Become a Volunteer? Little League Baseball and Softball is an organization designed to build good citizens. It is a program of leadership, preparing today's youth to be tomorrow's leaders. At the local level, Little League relies on a devoted legion of adult volunteers to help ensure that the organization remains structured and runs smoothly. The North Vineland Little League program is always looking for responsible and enthusiastic individuals to support and coordinate Little League events and activities. As a volunteer, you should have a keen interest in the safety, well-being, and overall development of children. By reading further, you will discover that the benefits of volunteering are endless. You will also gain a better understanding of why you should become involved, who volunteers are, what you can do, and how you can sign up.
Who Can Volunteer? Anyone can apply to become a volunteer. Whatever talents or skills you have, we can use them! Across the country, volunteers are grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, retirees, community leaders, former Little Leaguers, friends, neighbors, and more. Any community member who wishes to become a volunteer may apply.
All parents of children involved in Little League Baseball and Softball are strongly encouraged to volunteer. As a parent, volunteer, you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your child in a safe, fun-filled environment. Oftentimes, parent and child social lives parallel each other. Volunteering allows your life and your child's life to intersect on common ground, with shared interests and goals.
On rare occasions, Little League, through District Administrators and your local Board of Directors, may deny individuals the privilege of volunteering for reasons, past or present, that may be detrimental to the positive development of young people, other volunteers, and/or Little League International. When you apply to become a volunteer, you give the local Little League organization the right to conduct necessary background checks.
How Do I Become A Volunteer? Parents, take a minute to fill out the volunteer form while registering your child. If you are not a parent and would like to volunteer, take a minute to fill out the form while visiting Cunningham Park. You may also contact an active NVLL Board Member to assist you with the volunteer process.Its quick and easy!
What Can I Volunteer To Do? No experience is required to become a volunteer. Most of the volunteer opportunities require little or no training. Your local league will provide you with any necessary training (as well as support and encouragement), as they deem necessary. The best volunteers are those who are able to bring added enjoyment to the game simply be being themselves. What you see during Little League games is a mere fraction of what you can do as a volunteer. You can volunteer to help in virtually any aspect of Little League Baseball or Softball.
Little League University
Little League® Baseball and Softball has launched the online destination of its new training and education platform, Little League University. LittleLeagueU.org is designed to transform the way volunteers, League and district administrators, coaches and parents experience learning about the Little League program.
“Empowering Little League volunteers with the most robust training and education available can only better their experience in the program, and the experiences of children around the world,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “The vision of Little League University is to create a welcoming environment, where all of our constituents can come to learn at their own pace. Valuing the limited time of today’s volunteers, the arrangement and assortment of information on Little League U is designed to be user-friendly, easily shared, and thorough, but by no means overwhelming.”
LittleLeagueU.org connects volunteers to engaging training videos and informative how-to articles, designed to educate users on the best practices for operating and enjoying a successful local Little League. The content on LittleLeagueU.org will be updated consistently throughout the year to ensure that all volunteers have the information they need on relevant topics.
“People want to learn, and do so in a variety of ways,” said Nick Caringi, Little League Senior Director of Operations and Education. “It is our intention through Little League University to give our volunteers the opportunity to become immersed in the program. Whether it be through viewing a video presentation, reviewing a printed article or document, or watching a PowerPoint presentation, we welcome everyone to visit and explore this unique learning environment.”
The dedicated, user-friendly portal features customized instruction, an assortment of practice plans for all facets of the program, including District Administrators, League Presidents and local board members, umpires, coaches, and parents. The new website builds on the success of the Coaches Resource Center and Umpire Resource Center that were launched in 2008. LittleLeagueU.org will replace these two websites, providing a one-stop online experience for all Little League volunteers and parents to receive training and educational materials.