Little League is an organization designed to develop good citizens. It is a program of leadership, preparing today's youth to be tomorrow's leaders. As with all Little Leagues, CRLL relies on a devoted cadre of adult volunteers to help ensure that our organization remains structured and runs smoothly. CRLL is entirely operated by dedicated volunteers that fulfil a diverse number of volunteer positions across our local associations.
We are always looking for responsible and enthusiastic individuals to support and coordinate our events and activities and more importantly to work with our young players and teams.
Who Can Volunteer?
Anyone can apply to become a volunteer. Whatever talents or skills you have, we can use them!
All parents of children involved in our CRLL programs are strongly encouraged to volunteer. As a parent, volunteer, you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your child in a safe, fun-filled environment.
What Can I Volunteer To Do?
No experience is required to become a volunteer. Most of the volunteer opportunities require little or no training. CRLL and our local District can provide you with any necessary training (as well as support and encouragement), as is necessary. Little League coaching clinics and umpire training are provided at the start of every season and our more experienced volunteers are usually available and close by for advice when needed.
Truly the best volunteers are those who are able to bring added enjoyment to the game simply be being themselves.
How Do I Become A Volunteer?
Just take a few moments to complete our volunteer application form and then contact either your local association convener / president or feel free to contact our CRLL president if you are unsure how to proceed.
Kindly consider giving your time to Little League this season. Volunteer today!
Vulnerable Sector Checks
All Little Leagues are mandated to conduct background checks on volunteer such as team managers, coaches, members of the executive board, and any other persons, who have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams.
The initial volunteer background check is conducted through the annual submission of our Little League Volunteer Application Form; however, CRLL requires that individuals with access to vulnerable people, such as our young baseball players, undergo a Vulnerable Sector Check at least once every 3 years. Carleton Russell Little League recognizes this as a critical step to ensuring a safe and secure environment for all players and volunteers. As a result, the following volunteer roles strictly require the vulnerable Sector Check to be carried out by one of our local police services:
We recognize that this additional background check may be a sensitive issue for some potential volunteers as you are being asked to submit very personal information about yourselves. Please understand that we respect the challenge that may exist here and every effort will be taken to ensure confidentiality. Your completed Vulnerable Sector Check application form will only be seen by your local association president and, in addition, only information that is deemed to be concerning (i.e. criminal record issues) will be discussed with other members of the Executive, Little League authorities, or the appropriate police service when strictly necessary.
Both the Ottawa Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police provide CRLL volunteers these checks free of cost as long as the application is submitted with a copy of our Vulnerability Check request letter (available from your local association president).
All volunteers requiring a check are required to complete or start one no later than one week prior to spring season play, usually the last week of April.
CRLL recognize this creates additional work for everyone, volunteers and association members alike, but we feel these checks are a positive and necessary step to ensure the safety of our Little League community. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and support with this process. The Board holds all eligibility requirements surrounding “a volunteer” and has final say on any decision involving this policy.
Volunteers who have completed a Vulnerable Sector Check for other minor sports or other activities / employment within the past 3 years should present a copy to their local association president along with their Little League Volunteer Application.
Vulnerable Sector Check Submission Instructions
PLEASE STORE YOUR ORIGINAL CHECK IN A SAFE LOCATION
Police Checks – Forms of Identification
The Police check requires 2 pieces of ID, one of them MUST be a photo ID.
If providing scanned photocopies for bulk submission to the OPP, it is important that you scan both sides of the ID unless it is blank on the back side, for example your passport. The scanned copy of our ID must be legible or the OPP will not accept it.
Accepted Photo Identification
one of your two pieces of identification must be from this list):
Accepted Non-Photo Identification
must provide both the name and date of birth
Important Notice: Ontario Health Cards cannot be accepted for identification purposes (Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 section 34(4)).
If any further information is required or you have any questions or concerns with respect to volunteering or the necessary Vulnerability Sector Check, please don’t hesitate to contact your local association president or the CRLL president as needed.