The Raiders operate solely on the efforts of generous volunteers. Our Board of Directors, our Team Trainers, Managers and Coaches each provide their time and energy free of charge. Our vast group of Volunteers operate our Clubhouse, man our Game Day requirements, plan events, fundraise, recruit and more. The experience that our Raiders have each season is a direct reflection of the efforts of these Volunteers. We are extremely fortunate to enjoy a giving and generous group that support our Club, and their players year after year. In fact, many of our Volunteers no longer have players on our fields and yet they continue to be an active part of the Raiders Family.
Don't just cheer - Volunteer isn't just a phrase.. it's a value that we demonstrate daily. See below for more information!
VOLUNTEERING SIGN UP SHEETS ARE LOCATED IN OUR CLUBHOUSE. Please review these regularly as requirements change. We also send Call Outs when we need some help, please don't be shy!!!
Ms. Calli Blewett, Volunteer of Everything
Calli was a familiar face on the sidelines, in the Clubhouse, in the stands and at every Raiders event in 2019. Her positive attitude, willingness to help and ability to make everyone smile was a welcome addition to the Raiders. When the Bantam team decided to hold a last minute bottle drive to raise funds (that were ultimately donated to Kidsport), Calli volunteered her garage for storage, a meeting spot and a drop off location. If someone was needed, Calli was there. We are extremely lucky to have Calli, and family, in our Raiders family and we are grateful for her efforts!
Ms. Shanna Orvis, Edmonton Eskimos Liaison
Shanna worked tirelessly organizing, contacting and training 10 volunteers for each Edmonton Eskimos Home Game. She always had a smile on her face, was always willing to volunteer anywhere else that we needed help, and she never complained. Her positive attitude, giving nature and sunny disposition was a huge part of the success of our 2018 Football Season. We were very fortunate to enjoy the skills of Shanna, and she has continued to volunteer with our club, despite her son having graduated our program.
There is no better way to support your Athlete than to help make our Club successful! We have numerous volunteer requirements and no matter if you are shy, outgoing, number oriented or people oriented, we have volunteer opportunities that should appeal to everyone.
TEAM MANAGERS (one per team required):
HEAD TRAINER & TEAM TRAINERS:
Head Trainer to Oversee / Supervise:
WEBSITE / SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR:
One of our biggest fundraisers each season is provided from the proceeds of running two Edmonton Eskimo Merchandise Booths at every Home Game.
We require Coordinators to contact Volunteers with instructions, meet them at the stadium, provide information, recruit help, problem solve during the game, train the Volunteer, provide change, etc. to our booth staff.
We prefer at least 2 liaisons (one for each booth) to share the workload. It can be hectic.
CONTACT OUR ESKIMOS LIAISON: email@example.com
The West Edmonton Raiders are proud partners of our big brothers, the Edmonton Eskimos. We are pleased to be selected (again) as their Merchandise Booth Volunteers for 2018!!!
This volunteer opportunity is one of our biggest fundraisers each season and each family is asked to work at least one home game. Duties involve finding sizes, cashier and schmoozing.
If you haven't signed up for your shift yet, please see the list in the Clubhouse!
In each even numbered year, we host our biggest fundraiser - a Casino. The Coordinator MUST be a member of the Board of Directors, however a Committee will also be needed to fill all shifts.
Please volunteer to work a shift at the Casino.
The clubhouse is the heart of our Club. It provides refuge, washroom facilities, Raider Apparel and a small dry goods concession for our Players, Coaches, Trainers, Volunteers and Parent Spectators. It is critical that this building is accessible during all Raider Events (practices, games, fun days, etc).
Managing the Clubhouse involves answering questions, directing people where / how to get answers, selling concession items, selling Raider Wear, monitoring & advising on inventories, preventing theft, and welcoming our Raider Families.
The Atom team is responsible for manning the Clubhouse on Mondays.
The Peewee Team mans the Clubhouse on Wednesdays.
The Bantam team is responsible for Thursday practices.
During Game Season, Bantam families must cover the Peewee game and a Peewee Family must man the Clubhouse during the Bantam game so that all family members can enjoy the game.
Schedule the Venue, the snacks, the beverage earnings and coordinate with your Committee to acquire Silent Auction Items. Typically hosted in September, we need a Coordinator to manage the facility, booking and the Committee.
The job is not nearly this confining!
We need 3 of you for every Home Game. Your job is to run the sticks and the down sign. It's a great way to stay warm during cold games, to get some exercise, and to be close to the action.
Your Team may require volunteers sign up in advance, OR, may request volunteers at the Game. Remember, the game can't go on without you.
From Fun Days to our Year End banquet, fundraising to Corporate Sponsorship, we need your help to make each season an enjoyable one. Our Events Committee is responsible for all of our fun events as well as our fundraising and sponsorship initiatives.
We elect a new Coordinator each season. If you are willing to lead this committee, please let us know.
If you are a Company that would like to sponsor the West Edmonton Raiders, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or see our Sponsorship tab.
Fundraising & Sponsorship Committee
Game Day Staff: Chains, Down Marker, Announcer, Timekeeper, Scorekeeper, Film