Volunteer

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Our league has a variety of volunteer opportunities. Enthusiasm and compassion are the prerequisites. By giving only a few hours of your time, you will not only make a difference in the life of a child with special needs, but also grow as a person.

Opportunities

  • Buddy
  • Coach
  • Game Day Help
  • Groups

Ages 12 and up | Any qualified individual or group can give individuals with special needs the gift of baseball by volunteering as a Buddy. Our Buddy system pairs each player with a volunteer helper. Buddy training is provided on-site before your shift begins. Working one-on-one with our players will warm your heart and give you a new perspective on life.

Goals for our Buddies include:

  • Assist the player according to his/her needs.
  • Protect the player at all times.
  • Allow the player as much freedom as possible to play.
  • Have fun!

Requirements

  • Volunteers must be at least 12 years old.
  • Volunteers must first attend a training session, held on-site before each shift.
  • Volunteers must pre-register weekly for the shift they wish to serve.
  • Volunteer shifts, assigned by the Field Manager, are a minimum of three hours.
  • Sign up as an individual volunteer here.

Ages 16 and up | Do you have an hour or so once a week to spare in the spring or fall? No practices. No play-offs. No angry competition. Just fun! You don’t have to know much about baseball. You just need a heart for the players and a compassionate, enthusiastic spirit. It’s the most rewarding coaching experience you’ll ever have.

In a 2011 survey, 100% of Miracle League families said they would recommend our program to others. The number one reason? Our coaches!

Coaching The Miracle League has been one of the greatest blessings in my and my son Jack’s lives. It is truly a miraculous experience, not only for the players, coaches, and buddies, but also for the families of the players. I thank God for how rich this makes so many lives. I am a coach, and I love all the kids! They make me rich!
- Frank B. Yarborough

Requirements

  • Coaches must be at least 16 years old.
  • Attend at least 6 of their team’s games, arriving 30 minutes before each game.
  • Attend a pre-season training meeting.
  • Be a role model of good sportsmanship and positive behavior.
  • Pass a background check (if over 18 years old).
  • Sign up by emailing Cyndy Vagle.

Ages 12 and up | Assist at our registration table, or as an announcer, umpire, DJ, or scoreboard operator. Help out during special events like season parties, community events, or fundraiser activities. Learn more below:

Wanted: Cheerful, outgoing individuals to greet and check in volunteers. Please arrive 20 minutes early for this shift to complete training.
Announcers make a huge impact on the Miracle League experience, introducing players, providing some play-by-play to the game and delivering encouragement to participants over the loud speakers. Volunteers must be familiar with our games to be an announcer.
Our umpires don’t call balls, strikes and outs, but they have an important role in our games - keeping safety at home plate a priority, assisting coaches as needed and celebrating the accomplishments of our players are their principle goals.
If you are familiar with iTunes and an iPad, you can be a DJ. We provide you with the playlists, you just start the song when a player comes up to bat.

CARY ONLY - 1+1=2…track the score on the scoreboard with each inning ending in a tie.

RALEIGH ONLY - Match the player’s file on the computer to the player at the plate and half the battle is won. Double click and the player’s picture is on the scoreboard.

Requirements

  • Volunteers must be at least 12 years old.
  • Volunteers must first attend a training session, held on-site before each shift.
  • Volunteers must pre-register weekly for the shift they wish to serve.
  • Volunteer shifts, assigned by the Field Manager, are a minimum of three hours.
  • Sign up as an individual volunteer here.

Ages 12 and up | Church groups, athletic teams, corporate groups, civic groups, and school clubs are just a few examples. Volunteering as a group builds camaraderie and a sense of community involvement. 

Requirements

  • Volunteers must be at least 12 years old.
  • Volunteers must first attend a training session, held on-site before each shift.
  • Volunteers must pre-register weekly for the shift they wish to serve.
  • Volunteer shifts, assigned by the Field Manager, are a minimum of three hours.
  • Sign up by emailing Andy Huffman.