Miracle League Baseball is Back and We Need Volunteer Buddies!

Please be sure to read the COVID-19 restrictions below before signing up

Game dates (all Saturdays):

Sept 25 through October 30

Times:

9:00 – must be 16 or older

10:15 – must be 14 or older

12:45 – must be 12 or older

Location: Joseph Lalli Field, NARA Park, Acton

How is the Miracle League handling COVID restrictions?

Obviously the situation is a very fluid one and we will reassess the situation prior to the start of the season and each week, including decisions about mask requirements. As of now, ALL volunteer buddies MUST BE VACCINATED and MUST WEAR A MASK AT THE FIELD before, during and after the game. Many of our athletes have fragile medical challenges or are too young to be vaccinated. We at MLM believe it is best to be extra cautious given these circumstances.

If you’ve been a buddy for us before and want to sign up, scroll down to the yellow section for links to SignUpGenius and forms. If you need more information, please keep reading.

What does a volunteer buddy do at Miracle League games?

Buddies are assigned to an athlete to help them with the baseball game. Our games are very low-key so baseball skills are NOT necessary. Some of our athletes just need a little help paying attention while others may need physical help holding the bat or getting around the bases.

Hmm, sounds interesting. How much of a time commitment is it?

Volunteers can help at any number of games they’d like. Some volunteers help at the same game time every week; some help at multiple games on several Saturdays; some help at just one game ever. We appreciate whatever level of commitment you can make.

Are there age requirements for buddies?

Yes. We like to have buddies be the same age or older than the athlete they are assigned to. Scroll back to the top and you’ll find the age requirements by game time.

I’m in! How do I sign up?

We use SignUpGenius.com where volunteers can sign up for the specific game time(s) and date(s) they want to help at. Scroll down to find the link.

If you need more information, please email us back (volunteer@MiracleLeagueOfMA.com) or check out the volunteer section of our website. Thanks so much for helping out!!

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1:  Please follow this link to SignUpGenius.com where you can select the dates and game times at which you’d like to volunteer. Scroll down to see all of the dates and times. Each game time has a limited number of volunteer slots. However, as people’s schedules sometimes change (especially as it gets later in the season), I sometimes need replacement volunteers. So I’ve also included a spot where you can sign up to be on the waitlist for a particular date. So, for example, if you’d like to volunteer on Sept 25th at the 11:30 game but there are no volunteer slots left at that time, please click on the Waitlist button and state which game time you’d like in the comment section. That way I’ll know that you are available if I end up having volunteers cancel on that date.

STEP 2: We need a signed liability waiver and photo release each season from every volunteer before they can help. Here is a link to that form. Please note that the attached file is actually two documents – one for individuals over 18 and one for under 18. Please do one of the following with the signed form that is appropriate for your age (I only need one page back):

– Physically mail me the signed form at Miracle League of MA, PO Box 524, Acton MA 01720; OR

– Scan or take a photo of the signed form and email it to volunteer@miracleleagueofma.com; OR

– Bring the signed form with you the first day you volunteer. If you forget your form and don’t have an adult present to sign it for you, you will not be able to volunteer.

STEP 3 (only for volunteers 18 and over):  Everyone 18 AND OLDER must complete a CORI background check FOR US BEFORE you can volunteer. Please click this link to download the form. Please return the completed form to me with a photocopy of your driver’s license. We are required to perform background checks on all of our volunteers over the age of 18 before they can volunteer. Completed forms and license copies can either be scanned in or photographed and emailed to me or physically mailed to Miracle League of MA, PO Box 524, Acton MA 01720.