Booster Volunteer Positions 2018
Whippet football needs your time and talent! "Many hands make light work." We are confident that you will find volunteering extremely satisfying and a fantastic way to get to know other members of our football family! Please review the volunteer positions below, especially the areas highlighted where a volunteer is still needed. Details on each position can be found below. Please email us with questions and/or to sign up to help via the form at the bottom of this page.
The banquet is held at the end of the football season for all players, parents and family members (space permitting). Player gifts are given for each grade. Players attend free. Committee selects venue, menu, decorates venue, selects and orders player gifts, creates program for event.
The Booster Club sells clothing and other school spirit items during the Varsity home games or as needed. Committee creates designs for new clothing and spirit items, orders items and coordinates volunteers to sell items at Varsity home games and the banquet.
Fundraising - Mattress Sale
The Booster Club will hold it's first mattress fundraiser sale in Spring 2017. The Custom Fundraising Solutions team (http://www.customfundraisingsolutions.com) sets up a variety of mattresses, boxsprings and sleep accessories inside DWest High School. This same team handles all setup/breakdown, selling, payment, and delivery. West football is paid a percentage of the day's total sales. Our booster club manages the marketing of the one day sale and gets the word out to the D-Town community! Need a chairperson to coordinate with Custom Fundraising Solutions, manage and execute event marketing, coordinate volunteers the day of the event (players + parent greeters).
Fundraising - Mulch
The Booster Club will hold it's first annual mulch sale in Spring 2017. Coordinate with mulch vendor, select target neighborhoods, organize work crew volunteers (players!) and adult supervisors.
At each Varsity home game, booster members help set up the clothing table, man the clothing table, hang the Championship banners along the stadium fence, sell programs at the door, and sell 50-50 tickets. A sign-up Genius email will precede each game.
Game Day Programs Ad Sales
Business and Parent ads are purchased before the beginning of August. The programs are updated weekly. Programs are sold at every Varsity home game. Committee solicits businesses for ads, coordinates with graphic designers for program layout, and sells programs at games.
Golf Outing 2018
Event to be held June 2018. Need a committee of chairpeople to divide and conquer this massive event! Soliciting business sponsors. soliciting business donations for the silent auction, coordinating with the country club, marketing the event, managing the silent auction prep, managing and preparing the baskets for the raffle, solicit and manage event day volunteers, etc. Large undertaking; need committee to run successful event.
The kickoff dinner is an annual event held in spring of the current year to introduce the program and schedule to players and parents for the new football season. Committee selects caterer and menu for event. Coordinates volunteers for dinner and brings supplies needed.
Picture Day Help
10th-12th grade parent needed in August to assist photographer with keeping the players organized.
Post Game Food [Freshman]
Food and drinks are provided after the Thursday freshman game for the players, for both home and away games. The food and drinks are distributed at the entrance to the school locker rooms at the home games and outside the buses for away games. Committee is given a budget to buy food and drinks are from the sports drink donation. Committee brings food and drinks to games.
Post Game Food [JV] – (sophomore parent)
Food and drinks are provided after the Monday JV game for the players, for both home and away games. The food and drinks are distributed at the entrance to the school locker rooms at the home games and outside the buses for away games. Committee is given a budget to buy food and drinks are from the sports drink donation. Committee brings food and drinks to games.
Post Game Food [Varsity]
Food and drinks are provided for all players that suited for the game, both home and away. The food and drinks are distributed at the entrance to the school locker rooms at the home games and outside the buses for away games. Committee is given a budget to buy food and drinks are from the sports drink donation. Committee brings food and drinks to games.
Varsity Game Day Pre-Game Meal
Healthy meal and drink are provided to the players before Varsity games; immediately after school for both home and away games. Sandwiches are ordered through Wawa Donation program, other meal items and drinks are purchased at BJs/Sam's Club. Position requires prep work and ability to be at DWHS by 2:30pm every Friday through season.
Layout gameday program which is sold each week at the home games. Coordinate photos, ads, roster, letters, and senior ads. Design customer cover for each home game. Arrange for and pick up at printer.
Coordinates pre-game ceremony honoring senior players and their families. Flowers for senior moms, produces introduction list script for game announcer and organizes the parents/players for procession onto the field.
Assist Coach Milano with paperwork that includes registration, parent permission form, bus forms and emergency medical release. A few booster volunteers are also at the school the day the boys leave for camp (July) to address any problems.
Souderton 7on7 Lunch
Organize, purchase lunch items for team that plays at Souderton 7on7 in June. Travel to Souderton and distribute lunch items to team as they board the bus for the ride back to Downingtown. Booster Club reimburses for lunch costs.
DWest 7on7 Summer Shoot Out
This event is sponsored and organized by Coach Milano. Approximately 15-20 teams attend, 9am to 3pm. The Committee arranges / coordinates lunch for DWHS team and sells lunch for approximately 600 visiting players and fans. A signupGenius email will ask for baked goods to sell, helpers to assemble the lunches, and sell water/Gatorade during the event.
The Booster parents organize a team dinner the evening before Varsity games. Each class is assigned a specific date to provide volunteers and donations.
Class Reps – Communicate football program and booster club information to parents/players of your respective class. Coordinate parents from your class to bring food to your assigned team dinner night, get volunteers as needed (game night help sell clothing and 50/50, etc). Be primary source of DWest football information for parents.
Videography / Varsity
Video tape all varsity games. Some practices and Shippensburg Camp are video taped in addition to games. Upload video footage to HUDL for team review. Need assistant to shadow John Kiefel and take over in 2018.
Videography / JV
Video tape all JV games. Upload video footage to HUDL for team review.
Videography / Freshmen – (freshman Parent)
Video tape all freshman games. Supply the video footage to the freshman head coach.
Water Boys’ Coordinator / Hydration Supervisor
Coordinate DYW and/or MCE players to serve as water boys during varsity games. Supervise the water boys on the field.
Website & Email Communications
The Communications committee is responsible for collecting email addresses for all families and rostered players; updating the website as needed, uploading current season roster, schedule, photos, coaching staff, booster news, etc. Email blasts are sent regularly to keep families updated on football team news.
Whippet Discount Card Coordinators
This card is a physical discount card sold to support the football team. The boys are asked to sell 10 cards each August. Committee coordinates obtaining vendors for cards, having cards produced, delivering and tracking cards to players, coordinating locations to sell additional cards.