Give back. The reward is pretty special.

Get involved and experience the joy of Miracle League. It’s way more than just a ball game. We promise you one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences you’ll ever have. There are lots of ways to get involved, and you’ll be glad you did. All it takes is that first smile you help bring to a special kid’s face.

Miracle League Buddies are volunteers ranging in age from 14 to senior citizens. These include family members and local youth/civic groups and corporations. Though we call them Buddies, many people refer to the volunteers as Angels in the Outfield.

Goals:

  • To protect the Miracle League Player at all times
  • When hard hitter is up to bat, Buddies are to step in front of Player for protection
  • Always allow Player as much freedom as possible to play his/her own game
  • Assist Player according to their needs
  • Be of good spirit with enthusiasm, love, good attitude and concern in motivating the players and their families
  • Become their friend; get to know the players and their families
  • Demonstrate high morals and integrity on and off the field
  • Act as teacher and mentor to Player

Responsibilities:

  • Regularly show up on your assigned Player’s game night once a week – either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday – and for opening/closing games (2 Saturdays). Arrives 30 minutes prior to game time.
  • Attend 45 minute training session (new Buddies) with Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Be properly dressed in Buddy shirt and athletic footwear (no open-toe shoes or shoes without backs; no slides, sandals or deck shoes on field)
  • Protect Players – be attentive and stay near them at all times
  • Provide enthusiasm and encouragement throughout the game – and have fun!!

12.31.2018

This position was formerly known as Buddy Coordinator/Team Mom.

Responsibilities:

  • Arrives 30 minutes prior to game time
  • Assists league Volunteer Coordinator with weekly Buddy assignments
    • Communicates with Parents and Buddies each week prior to next game as to expected attendance plans or absences
    • Responsible for weekly coordination of Buddy schedule. Arranges for substitute Buddies in the event of Buddy cancellations. A team Buddy ‘on call’ list will be provided. Works closely with league Volunteer Coordinator.
    • Picks up game materials for the team from the concession stand and coordinates Buddy-Player assignments as Players and Buddies arrive for their game. Ensures Buddies are wearing name tags.
  • Assists the Head and Assistant Coaches, with game-day activities and coordination of team events (i.e. roster, batting order, team pictures, etc.)
  • Keeps the line-up moving from dug-out to batting order. Assists Players with helmets and bats. Helps Assistant Coach with immediately retrieving bats after each batter so they are out of the way of runners and neatly returns them to the team’s bat rack.
  • Coordinates special events sign-ups for their team for both Players and Buddies (i.e. Grandparents Day and Family Fun Day at end of season). Distributes and keeps track of event tickets.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, love, and concern for each player and family

12.31.2018

Responsibilities:

  • Arrives at the field 30 minutes prior to game time
  • Coordinates team activities with Assistant Coach and Team Assistant
  • Verifies that each Player and Volunteer has registered and signed a release
  • Ensures that each Player has a uniform
  • Contacts Players families as to team assignment
  • Provides families with game schedule or where to find it on Web site
  • Maintains regular contact with Players and their families to provide information on upcoming events, schedule changes, rainouts
  • Communicates concerns regarding specific Player to the Exec Director or Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Attends Coaches meetings as called by the Volunteer Coordinator and or Executive Director
  • Provides copies of the team line-up to the game announcer before each game (Players name, pronunciation, and number)
  • Packs up the team equipment if playing the last game of the day
  • Assist Players as they cross home plate, high-five, congratulate them
  • Designates the responsibilities of the Assistant Coach and assures that they take an active role in participating in the coaching duties
  • Ensures that the game keeps moving to avoid running past the next start time
  • Enforces league rules, including requirement for wearing correct athletic footwear, wearing a uniform, and having the batting helmet on. (No Shoes, No Play; No Uniform, No Play) Works with the Volunteer Coordinator to resolve any issues.
  • Huddle Players before each game in order to get them excited about the game.
    1. A prayer if the coach prefers
    2. A great big “GOOOOOO (Team Name)”
  • Is responsible for maintaining a fun and safe atmosphere for Players

12.31.2018

Responsibilities:

  • Arrives at the field 30 minutes prior to the game
  • Assists the Head Coach and Team Assistant with team activities
  • Verifies with Team Assistant that each Player has a Buddy
  • In the absence of the Head Coach, is expected to know the duties of, and carry out the responsibilities of Head Coach for that day
  • Picks up the batter’s bat immediately after each batter so out of the way of runners and neatly returns them to the team’s bat rack
  • Actively provides encouragement and enthusiasm to Players
  • Gives attention to the Players and their needs at all times
  • Helps pack up the team equipment to return to storage if playing in the last game of the day.
  • Enforces league rules, including requirement for wearing correct footwear, wearing a uniform, and having the batting helmet on. (No Shoes, No Play; No Uniform, No Play) Works with Volunteer Coordinator to resolve issues.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, love, and concern for each Player and family

12.31.2018

Volunteer Updates

Volunteers

Volunteers, buddy assignments have been completed and we're doing our best to get the word out to you. Please assume you have been assigned as either a permanent buddy or sub and join us at the ballpark tomorrow, Saturday June 6th, 2021. We'll need every available sub buddy we can get. Remember all buddies need to wear a buddy uniform and athletic shoes to be on the field. Thank you all once again for Volunteering for the Miracle league of Green Bay. We hope your experience as a player buddy is one you'll never forget.
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Volunteer Update

Volunteers we need you even if you haven't been contacted by a team yet. If you registered please come to the ballpark tonight to pick up a buddy shirt and hopefully I'll have more information for you at that time. Everyone who registered to be a buddy will be assigned to a team or player. Read through the Orientation Information packet which provides all of the information you would discuss at an Orientation. Thank you all for your patience.
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Volunteers

Opening Day for our 2021 season is on June 5th and we still need Volunteers to work as buddies for our players. If you can commit to 1 1/2 hours a week for 10 weeks and like to have fun with amazing people this opportunity is for you. All you need to do is visit the volunteer tab on our web page and click register. After that someone will contact you to give you all the details. If you can't commit to once a week why not register to be an oncall sub buddy? Every now and then one of our regularly assigned buddies can't make a game so we need to have a few amazing back ups on hand to fill the void. If this option suits you better you can register the same way and someone will reach out to you. It's a very busy time for us right now as we work hard to prepare for opening day so please be patient if you don't hear from someone right away, we do you need you and we will be in touch. Thank you for considering the Miracle League of Green Bay to Volunteer your time with, we appreciate all of you.
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Volunteer update.

Hello to all of our Miracle League Volunteers! As you are aware, Wisconsin is on a "Stay At Home" order enacted by Governor Evers due to COVID-19, which means our season opener has been postponed. I want you all to know that once this is over and it's safe to play ball we will need all of the VOLUNTEERS who signed up to be player buddies, so please try to wait this out with us. Our players will still need a buddy once it's safe to participate and are counting on each of you to be there for them. If you have questions please feel free to contact me and we can discuss them. Thank you all in advance!
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