Get involved and help make a difference in our club

Updated November 8, 2019

We are a club run by volunteers, and it takes many a hand to grow the organization and keep us successful season to season and year to year. As older children and their volunteer parents age out of the club, we rely on new volunteers to fill the vacated roles and this coming year is no different.

Our goal is to keep all volunteer roles as small and manageable as possible, because we value your time as much as you do. If you are interested in any of the following positions, or have any questions about the responsibilities or time commitment, please contact Cathy Alexander at secretary@methactonunited.org.

Elections will be held at the December 2nd club meeting.

Current open positions:

Executive Council

Vice President, Marketing

CRITICAL. A position that needs to be filled ASAP. This position requires approximately 1-2 hours per week. Provides the Board with direction on how to market our club and how to get our “brand” out to our target markets. Uses online advertising, billboards, and other market strategies to increase the visibility and market penetration of our logo and name. Experience with online marketing and branding required.

Secretary

Responsible for scheduling meetings, coordinating guest speakers, recording/issuing minutes, collecting clearances, obtaining insurance certificates, and scheduling snack bar volunteers. Estimated 3-4 hours per week. Our incumbent Secretary, Cathy Alexander, is interested in re-election. If you are interested, please contact John Larcinese at president@methactonunited.org.

Treasurer

Responsible for managing the finances of our club, which is a 401(c)(3) non-profit corporation. A background in accounting (CPA) or finance is preferred, but if you manage your household finances to the decimal place, this job should be no problem for you.

This position requires approximately 4 hours per week, primarily computer work that can be done during off-hours from home using Quickbooks Online and email. The required time is heaviest in during the fall travel season and lighter during the winter and spring seasons. Our incumbent Treasurer, Ralph Navarrete, is interested in re-election. If you are interested, please contact John Larcinese at president@methactonunited.org.

Vice President, Travel Soccer

Responsible for development and execution of our travel soccer program, including the tryout process. Experience in the Methacton United travel program is strongly preferred. Estimated 1-2 hours per week, but significantly more during spring tryout period. Our incumbent VP, Haven Hoilett, is interested in re-election. If you are interested, please contact John Larcinese at president@methactonunited.org.


Other Volunteer Positions

Director, Fundraising

CRITICAL. Actively works to solicit local businesses to sponsor intramural teams. We have an established program in place, but we need someone to execute and contact potential sponsors on our behalf. Less than 1-2 hours per week.

Scheduler

CRITICAL. This position requires 4-5 hours per week during the first couple of weeks of the fall season to get all the games lined up and entered into the system. Then, the time requirement drops to 1-1.5 hours per week. The winter season is very light. The spring season is also very light compared to the fall.

League Delegate, PAGS

Represents our club in the PAGS League. Coordinates league registration and scheduling process. Requires 1-2 hours per week during season.

Methacton School District Liaison

This position requires 3 hours/week at the beginning of the spring and the beginning of the fall. Other than that, it requires a very low time commitment for occasional emails. This is the person responsible for requesting and confirming the field/turf space at the high school, as well as at other schools at which the club uses space.

Worcester Township Liaison

This person is our direct contact with the Worcester Township Director and gets the permits we need from the township. This position requires 3 hours/week at the beginning of the spring and the beginning of the fall. For the rest of the season and year, it requires a very low time commitment for occasional emails.

Lower Providence Township Liaison

This position requires 3 hours/week at the beginning of the spring and the beginning of the fall. Other than that, it requires a very low time commitment for occasional emails.

Marc J. Small Tournament Committee

To keep this tournament successful year after year, we need your help to solicit sponsors, manage field setup, and run the snack bar. As part of our tournament committee, there are many opportunities to help, with varying time commitments. This is a great way to give back and be part of one of the proudest traditions of Methacton United.

Director, Uniforms

Works with Board to select uniforms. Works with vendor to set up online ordering and provides parent email addresses to receive invitations to order. Receives uniform orders and distributes them to coaches. 1 hour per week during spring and summer.

Assistant to VP Intramurals

This person will work alongside our Vice President of Intramural Soccer to help ensure the reliable operation and management of our Intramural program. The time commitment will be variable, but is expected to be concentrated during the weeks leading up to the spring and fall seasons.

Volunteer Clearance Requirements

As of July 1, 2015, new child protection laws took effect in Pennsylvania that require any club volunteers in direct contact with children to have child abuse clearances and specific background checks—the same ones needed to volunteer in your child's school. Full information on the legislation and reporting requirements is available at:

Additionally, Methacton United is required to maintain copies of clearances for all volunteers. We must have this documentation in hand prior to the commencement of your volunteer activities. Simply put:

If your clearances are not on file,
you are not permitted on the field.

Specifically, all coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, and even parents that are helping out more than one time are required to have the clearances listed below.

  • Child Abuse History Clearance (link)
  • PA State Police Criminal Record Check (link)
  • Fingerprint-based FBI Federal Criminal History (link)
  • Affidavit of Compliance (link) This affidavit is only applicable in lieu of the FBI background check if you have lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the previous 10 years. See keepkidssafe.pa.gov for full requirements and information.

Copies of all documentation must be emailed to our Secretary and Risk Management Coordinator at secretary@methactonunited.org. Please indicate the position and program for which you have volunteered.

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