Volunteers are critical to the success of the AHYHA hockey season. We post volunteer opportunities throughout the season on our Dibs page. All volunteers with regular player interaction or influence must register with USA Hockey as a volunteer, complete a background check and be SafeSport certified.
Each family is required to complete 12 Hours of volunteering time per family with the exception of first year hockey families who have never played for another hockey association in the past. Volunteer opportunities include things like supporting tryouts, staffing an outdoor warming house or supporting other association sponsored events.
Families that do not complete 12 hours of volunteer service will be billed a volunteer non-compliance penalty at the end of the season. Penalty payment will be required to participate in further AHYHA activities.
Check the Dibs page often to fulfill your requirement early.
Becoming a Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Manager or Team Locker Room Monitor/Representative are great ways to get volunteer hours fulfilled for the season.
Coaches are assigned as the team rosters are finalized for the season (after tryouts).
Coaches, Team Managers and Locker Room Monitors/Reps will be granted up to 60 hours of credit per team (5 total representatives, including up to 2 locker room reps, will receive full volunteering credit for the season). Sharing roles such as Co-Manager, or Locker Room Monitor/Rep (6 hours volunteer credits each) is allowed but must be identified prior to the first game and pre-approved by the head coach.
You will be required to find a replacement to cover your shifts if you attempt to cancel your shift within 72 hours of the start of the shift. If you do not have a replacement to cover your shift on your behalf, you will be charged $50 per shift hour at the end of the season.
Contact the association volunteer coordinator: