Volunteer Levy

Western Pride Football Club Volunteer Levy

As you can appreciate, running a club of this size takes quite some effort and we rely upon the generosity of volunteers at all levels of the club in giving their time. It has become increasingly obvious that a change is required to support the club we all appreciate and want to be part of. As a result, the Club has decided to introduce a ‘Volunteer Levy’ for Season 2020 to impress upon players' families the urgent need to have volunteer assistance to successfully operate the functions of the club. Those that participate in a range of voluntary roles available, will have this levy refunded at the completion of the regular season. WPFC are not asking too much, just 10 hours per family for the season.

 

Why introduce a Volunteer Levy?  

The levy is introduced to encourage more involvement by members in the day-to-day running and activities required for the continued success of our club. Money raised by the levy is not used to fund club expenses – in a perfect world, every family will volunteer, and every family will have the levy refunded at the end of the season.

 

How do I pay the Volunteer Levy?  

The levy is $200 per family paid in addition to any player registration fees that may apply upon registration (from Under 9 to Under 16). Each registering individual or family will only pay the levy once per year, so a family with two or three players pays the same as a family with one player. 

 

How do I qualify for a refund of the Volunteer Levy?

The levy is fully refunded to those families who have volunteered for 10 or more hours during the season in one of the capacities described below. Volunteer Levy refunds will only apply to players or families that have participated in at least 10 hours per family per season, in approved voluntary roles. These include:


      -          Committee role

-          Assistant Coach for a team for the season (must be suitably qualified)

-          Managing a team for the season

-          Working Bees

-          Coordinating/attending functions in a helper capacity

-          Approved fundraising events

-          Administrative support in some committee-managed initiative

-          Documented ground official duties by committee members at home games (ie. Running lines)

-          Other significant tasks as approved by Senior Management Committee

-          Sponsors of cash or goods in excess of $500 have already met the requirements and are excluded from this initiative

 

The Volunteer Levy refund does not apply for tasks like:

  • Second or third assistant coaches
  • Setting up or bringing down goals or flags
  • Providing half-time fruit at games
  • Attending games or training, or providing lifts to/from these

How is it administered?

The Volunteer Levy is to be paid upon registration. This can be included within an approved payment plan. Sponsors are entitled to an immediate refund if they have a player in the club and can apply by emailing accounts@westernpridefc.com.au


If you select ‘Yes’ to volunteering upon registrations, you will be emailed regularly with Volunteer positions available. Should you wish to complete a task, please register via the ‘Central Volunteer Taskboard’. It is your responsibility to complete the task. The hours completed will be approved by a member of the Senior Management Committee and this will be recorded on the Volunteer Management Record. It is your responsibility to ensure your 10 hours are completed prior to the end of the Regular Season for a refund to be approved.


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the committee at operations@westernpridefc.com.au or approach any committee member known to you to discuss your options.


Nominating for a task

Once a task has been set, you will be notified by email. Nominating for a task is on a ‘first in best dressed’ basis.


Refunds

If you choose to volunteer at the club and complete the hours specified above, the levy will be refunded to you at the end of the regular season. You will be required to provide your bank account details for this.

 

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