Spring Reign Volunteering

Event Type
Hat Tournament
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Event End
Location
Burlington, WA
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Spring Reign volunteering will take place April 22 and 23 at the Skagit River Park in Burlington, WA. Boasting over 90 middle and high school teams, Spring Reign is the largest youth Ultimate tournament in the world! Come enjoy the spectacle while helping DiscNW support the next generation of Ultimate players from the Northwest and beyond!

 

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Volunteer Duties

Volunteers at Spring Reign perform many essential functions for the tournament, including but not limited to the following:

  • Running the registration table: assembling registration packets, welcoming teams, processing paperwork, answering tournament questions, etc. (Saturday morning)

  • Setting up tournament central and fields: unloading the tournament truck, setting up cones and garbage cans, setting up water stations, etc. (Saturday and Sunday mornings)

  • Preparing tournament snacks: slicing fruit, making sandwiches, mixing powdered beverages, etc. (Saturday and Sunday)

  • Helping Five Ultimate at their merchandise tents

  • Collecting and keeping scores and delivering them to the main scorekeepers, updating the tournament map to reflect which fields teams are playing on each round (Saturday and Sunday)

  • Emptying and sorting recycling, trash, and compost: help us be green! (Saturday and Sunday)

  • Maintaining restrooms and portable toilets: cleaning, replenishing TP and soap, etc. - help us be clean! (Saturday and Sunday)

  • Cleaning up after the tournament: washing dishes, loading the tournament truck, collecting lost and found, picking up and sorting garbage, etc. (Saturday and Sunday)

Volunteer Benefits

  • Pre-tourney volunteer meal to meet tournament directors and your fellow volunteers. Date and location to be determined. 

  • Special edition Five Ultimate Spring Reign Volunteer shirt. (Guaranteed only for volunteers who register by April 10th; later registrations will receive some kind of tourney merchandise, but it may be an undesirable size or, if we run out, not an official staff jersey.)

  • Spring Reign disc

  • Player and volunteer tourney snacks throughout the day

  • Lunch on DiscNW (if you work through two shifts)

  • Fun! A chance to see some amazing youth Ultimate and hang out with people from the community

  • Special consideration for bids to Potlatch and other DiscNW events

  • Driving a golf cart (responsible volunteers with a driver's license only)

Who Can Volunteer?

Any adult or child age 13 or older can volunteer for Spring Reign! Volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

We encourage adult club/league teams, college teams, and high school teams who are not attending the tournament to sign up as a group. Volunteering at Spring Reign is a fun way to bond with your teammates and give back to the Ultimate community. Some of our volunteer groups from 2016 include the following:

 

  • Huckin' Easy

  • Western Washington University Chaos

  • Western Washington University Dirt

  • Jazz Picnic

  • Cowabunga

  • And many others

Special thanks to Western Washington teams who help set up fields on Thursday and Friday and to Seattle League Team Huckin’ Easy who manages an entire Frisbee Central.

Commitment

We ask that volunteers commit at least 2.5 hours, and ideally 5 hours of time on Saturday or Sunday (or both!).* You won't have many opportunities to watch games during your dedicated volunteer period, but individuals who donate more than two hours will get breaks during the day to watch youth Ultimate, leave the site, etc.

*Parents, coaches, and players who are participating in the tournament who are interested in helping with set-up or clean-up can volunteer less time. Consider signing up your team for clean-up on Sunday, this is a time when we need a lot of help!

Registration

Click on "Register Now" below to indicate your interest and availability for volunteering at Spring Reign 2017. Thank you for your consideration!

After you register, a DiscNW staff person will contact you with details no later than April 16.