The 2016 Michigan Pond Hockey Classic has been CANCELLED. Click here for a link to the newsletter that was sent to volunteers:
Would you like to be a part of the largest 4-on-4 pond hockey tournament in Lower Michigan? The MPHC would not be the huge success it is without all of the generous help from volunteers. Hundreds of helping hands are needed and there are a wide range of volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers are needed for everything from door greeters to score runners and ice repair. With the help of our many volunteers we can ensure smooth sailing for pucks, players and fans!
Social Media: Post updates, photos and answer any questions throughout the event to the MPHC social media sites - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
Bartender in the Main Entertainment Tent: Serve drinks, collect money. This position fills VERY quickly, so you will likely get your second or third choice position.
Main Entertainment Tent Front Door Staff: Collect cover charge, prevent people from taking drinks out of the tent, manage traffic flow
Volunteer Check-In: Facilitate the checking in/out of volunteers for their shifts, ensure the volunteer tent is clean and there's food/drinks for volunteers.
Player Check-In: Facilitate the player check in process. Includes collecting signatures, answering questions and giving players their goodie bags
Runners: People available to “run” things to different parts of the event premises. Additionally, when positions require people stand their post, but need something, the runners are the ones that take things to whoever needs it.
Ice Crew: Prepare and maintain the rinks for play.
Event Cleaning Crew: Empty garbage bins and keep the tables clean for people, and clean up after everyone leaves each night and at the end of the event
Parking Attendants: These people collect money for parking.
Scorekeepers: These are the people who will be keeping score for all of the games. This position requires attendance at one training before the event
Fire Monitors: Everyone loves fire, so we need people to ensure that the fires are still burning, and that no one is doing anything silly at the firepits.
Schedules & Standings: Enter game scores into the system so that they are accessible via the web and mobile app
Photographers: Using your own equipment (cameras, drones, etc.), capture the event from all perspectives.
*There's also an option to be flexible and let us put you where we need you.
Renee Cote, Volunteer Coordinator:
** Please note that there will be at least ONE volunteer meeting (no more than 2 hours) prior to the event. Some areas will require more than one, but no more than three pre-event meetings, depending on how much training is needed. Please be mindful that the total commitment for volunteering is a minimum of one 4 hour shift during the event, and one to three pre-event coordination and training meetings.
Youth Athletic Team Volunteer Positions (see descriptions to the left):