Volunteers

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. You are doing good for others and the community and Kamloops Minor Hockey could not operate without the help of our valued volunteers. We are seeking volunteers in all areas of our association. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or have a specific role you would like to volunteer for please email kamloopsmhainfo@gmail.com and the staff will be happy to place you in a role.

Volunteer Roles of KMHA

Board Members: Every year KMHA has positions to fill on their Board. We are seeking individuals who are dedicated and committed to responsibilities that extend past board meetings, straightforward and impartial, knowledgeable with a desire to learn, and able to be discrete and demonstrate confidentiality. If you are this person and have a desire to be on the KMHA Board please email kmhanominations@gmail.com for more information.

KMHA AGM is scheduled for June 7, 2021. Nominations must be submitted 3 weeks in advance of the AGM date.

Board Committee Members: 

  • Rep Hockey - general oversight and monitoring of the representative divisions within the Association.
  • Rec Hockey - general oversight and monitoring of the recreation divisions within the Association.
  • Finances - oversight related to the Society’s auditing and reporting, financial policies and strategies, and financial risk management.
  • Human Resources - responsible for overseeing the establishment of employment policies for the Society’s staff and for policies related to volunteers, and for monitoring compliance with those policies.
  • Conduct - for establishing and monitoring standards of behavior, identifying inappropriate behaviors, promoting proactive strategies, establishing and monitoring disciplinary policy and establishing and monitoring dispute resolution processes
  • Risk Management - ensuring the development and implementation of a comprehensive risk management program and for monitoring compliance with program standards and objectives.
  • Female Hockey - making recommendations for athlete development related to female recreational and competitive hockey, for sharing best practices, and for providing the Board with advice on key issues affecting female hockey. 
  • Hockey Development - responsible for the general oversight of the Society’s development programs by ensuring the establishment of program practice standards, monitoring compliance with such standards, monitoring performance of programs against approved objectives, and providing regulation and budget recommendations.

ON ICE Volunteer Positions: 

Head Coach - Encourages development of athletes to their full potential by analyzing their performances, instructing in relevant skills and by providing encouragement. The Head Coach takes on the role of planning practices, sharing information with Assistant Coaches and On Ice Helpers, as well as working alongside with the Manager so that all off ice team components are completed. Courses and qualifications required.

Assistant Coach - Assists the Head Coach of development of athletes, which could include but not be limited to, running ice times, designing lesson plans, encouraging participation and stepping in when the Head Coach is not available.

On Ice Helpers - Every team needs assistance on the ice with the team, moving pucks into position, running skill sessions, and assisting  Head and Assistant coaches with all on ice duties.

See below for course requirements for each position.

OFF ICE Volunteer Positions: 

Team Managers - Team managers help alleviate some of the workload on the coaches by handling, or delegating some of the smaller tasks associated with organizing the team and serving as a line of communication between the club registrar and the parents. 

Safety Person - Safety people who implement effective risk management programs with their own teams where player safety is the first priority at all times, both on and off the ice. 

See below for course requirements for the above positions. 

Player Evaluators - People with an adequate level of hockey knowledge who can provide an unbiased evaluation of multiple skills to assemble the best players for a team within the organization.

Tournament Coordinator - Every division in KMHA is able to host a tournament throughout the season. KMHA provides an outline of the expectations, however every tournament requires a person(s) to take the lead on these tournaments.

Tournament Helpers - Assist with KMHA tournaments and provide input and support to the committee to produce a quality tournament that will raise funds for the local teams and provide a valuable experience for the players. Every parent must take a role in ensuring KMHA hosts the best tournament they can, this means every parent will be required to be involved in scheduled duties such as timekeeping, scorekeeping, gathering sponsorship, raffle table, 50/50 and any other required duties. 

Event Planners - Assist the office with putting together the few special events they host in a season, ie) photo day, volunteer appreciation, provincials etc.

Jersey Distribution - Organizing jerseys for distribution at the start of the season, and collection at the end of the season.  

Jersey Parents - Each team requires a jersey parent or 2 to manage the team jerseys for the season. This means washing and hang drying and bringing the appropriate color to the game days.

Volunteer Door Person for Covid - This was a required position every team in KMHA needed in the 2020-2021 season. This position may or may not be in place for the 2021-2022 season. Due to covid the arena doors are locked and we will require a person from each group to be the door representative for their group. This means you are the one generally monitoring your team for covid symptoms (although they should not be there if they are experiencing any of them), you will let your team and parents in the building and wait at the door for any stragglers. You will then pass door duties over to the team following if it is a KMHA team, at the end of your ice time. You will also be responsible for ensuring KMHA stays within the recommended number of 30 in the arena.

REP COACH / RECREATION COACHES / SAFETY PERSON / MANAGERS / ON ICE HELPERS Requirements


These roles all require completion of courses.You will need your Hockey Canada ID number to register to take a course. If you do not know your ID number please contact the KMHA office at kamloopsmhainfo@gmail.com with your full name and birth date and your ID number will be emailed back to you. Respect in Sport, Coaching Course and HU- Safety Person courses require you to pay upfront and once completed you will be reimbursed from KMHA. Please send your receipts to kamloopsmhainfo@gmail.com.

 

Rep Coaching Requirements:

  • Respect in Sport (for Activity Leaders) - different from the Parent RIS course
  • Criminal Record Check - (valid for 3 years)
  • CATT - Concussion Awareness Training Tool
  • Development 1 or High Performance 1 
  • Checking Component (U13 & U15) - if you took the Dev course prior to 2012 you must take the checking component.

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders: https://bch.respectgroupinc.com

To submit an online Criminal Record Check you will need the following access code which is unique to our organization: XEFFTM6ALG

CATT Course: https://cattonline.com

Coaching Course: https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicList.aspx?OID=3

 

Recreation Coaching Requirements:

  • Respect in Sport (for Activity Leaders) - different from the Parent RIS course
  • Criminal Record Check - (valid for 3 years)
  • CATT - Concussion Awareness Training Tool
  • Coach 2 or Hybrid Course
  • Coach 1 for U7 & U9 age groups
  • Checking Skills (U11, U13 & U15)

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders: https://bch.respectgroupinc.com

To submit an online Criminal Record Check you will need the following access code which is unique to our organization: XEFFTM6ALG

CATT Course: https://cattonline.com

Coaching Course: https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicList.aspx?OID=3

 

 

Safety Person Requirements:

  • HU-Safety course (Hockey Canada Safety Person)
  • Respect in Sport (for Activity Leaders) - different from the Parent RIS course
  • Criminal Record Check - (valid for 3 years)
  • CATT - Concussion Awareness Training Tool

HU - Safety Course: https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicList.aspx?OID=3

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders: https://bch.respectgroupinc.com

To submit an online Criminal Record Check you will need the following access code which is unique to our organization: XEFFTM6ALG

CATT Course: https://cattonline.com

 

 

Manager Requirements:

  • Respect in Sport (for Activity Leaders) - different from the Parent RIS course
  • Criminal Record Check - (valid for 3 years)
  • CATT - Concussion Awareness Training Tool

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders: https://bch.respectgroupinc.com

To submit an online Criminal Record Check you will need the following access code which is unique to our organization: XEFFTM6ALG

CATT Course: https://cattonline.com

 

 On-Ice Helper Requirements: 

  • Respect in Sport (for Activity Leaders) - different from the Parent RIS course
  • Criminal Record Check - (valid for 3 years)
  • CATT - Concussion Awareness Training Tool

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders: https://bch.respectgroupinc.com

To submit an online Criminal Record Check you will need the following access code which is unique to our organization: XEFFTM6ALG

CATT Course: https://cattonline.com

 

 

Below is a chart that shows the team official and on-ice helper requirements:
TEAM OFFICIALS & ON-ICE HELPER REQUIREMENTS

Please note that ALL On Ice Helpers MUST be approved and registered in the Hockey Canada registry to be eligible to go on the ice. Names and birthdates of On Ice Helpers must be provided to the KMHA office.