"I COACH BECAUSE OF THE KIDS AND THE PASSION I HAVE FOR THE GAME AND SPORT ITSELF. THERE IS NO BETTER FEELING THAN TEACHING A CHILD THE IMPORTANCE OF DISCIPLINE, HARD WORK, TEAM EFFORT, DEDICATION, DETERMINATION, AND THE HEART IT TAKES TO WIN NOT ONLY IN SPORTS BUT IN LIFE"
- BILL PINGITOR
Gaels Volunteer Program
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Clarington Minor Lacrosse Association for the 2023 season. We truly cannot run a successful program without the help of our volunteers.
Coming in 2023: Are you a High School student looking to complete your community hours? Do you have a son or daughter playing in CMLA and want to share in the fun? Have you played lacrosse in the past and would like to give back to your community?
We have many opportunities to get involved regardless of experience level:
Assisting with our softLAX and paperweight programs, this is a perfect opportunity for high school students
Coaching a house league program, great for CMLA Alumni
Game day HL helper aka. "door opener", parents this one is for you!
What you will get out of the program:
Opportunity to complete 40+ hours of community service
Ability to use the club as a professional reference
Eligible to request a reference letter from the club
Opportunity to obtain your NCCP coaching certification
We are looking for people who are:
Great working with small children
Compassionate, flexible and good team players
Responsible, dependable and punctual
Interested in coaching in the future
What are the requirements?
Volunteers must be at least 14 years old or older
Volunteers are required to commit to the same time each week for the duration of the program. House league typically runs from April-June with most teams having 2 time slots per week.
Once you have submitted your application, we will contact you to confirm your availability.
High School hours
All adult volunteers (turned 18 prior to January 1, 2021) with the Clarington Minor Lacrosse Association are required to have a valid Vulnerable Sector Check issued within the past 12 months to volunteer with our association. You will be required to provide a copy to the CMLA Privacy Officer prior to any program participation. A volunteer letter can be provided to receive a discounted price through DRPS (as per Feb 2022, processing time is 5-6 weeks). The Ontario Lacrosse Association has also partnered with Sterling Backcheck to offer an alternate option to obtain your Vulnerable Sector Check, this option is online only and typically you have your form back in 24-48 hours.