Volunteer Help Wanted
BROADCAST SUPERVISOR - The Whitecaps broadcast every game, home and away, on the internet. We have two or three intern broadcasters delivering play-by-play and analysis to Brewster fans across the country. In 2015, we expanded our media to include local Comcast cable telecasts of three home games, and hope to expand that number significantly in 2016. To accomplish that, we need an adult volunteer with some technology background, to organize the audio and visual hardware, and support the on-air staff in delivering a high quality experience to our fans. The Supervisor will begin by helping select the 2016 broadcasters from the dozen or more college students who'll submit resumes and tapes of their work at school. We'll also be recruiting camera staff, probably from Nauset Regional High School's Media program. The Supervisor will inventory the equipment, help get it set up (with the able support of the interns, all of whom will be undergraduate Broadcast majors), and then support them throughout the Cape League season.
Selecting the broadcasters for 2016 may require 40-50 hours over the winter, and recruiting camera staff, another 10-15. During the season, the Supervisor will cover a game or two a week from mid-June through (perhaps) mid-August - s/he need not be at the field for every home game. It's a great opportunity to work with some smart, ambitious young professionals as they begin their careers - and to follow a baseball team that undoubtedly will produce future Major Leaguers. If this sounds appealing, contact club President Chris Kenney at CKenney@BrewsterWhitecaps.org. We'd love to add you to our team!
FUNDRAISER - The Whitecaps raise a significant amount of money annually from individuals and businesses who support the club. We'd love an experienced fundraiser - just someone who's done it for another nonprofit, not necessarily a professional - to manage this offseason responsibility. It involves sending letters to past and prospective supporters; maintaining a list of donors for publication in the yearbook; and getting each a thank-you. On the business side, the volunteer would record donations from area businesses, and coordinate with our corporate sales staff.if you have the inclination, contact Roger Normand at email@example.com.
SOUVENIR SALES - The Whitecaps need clerks in our Souvenir Booth. If you can give us 4 hours one day a week for eight weeks, we'll give you a 10% discount on all the merchandise we sell. People skills and neatness count, as we support the team with our souvenir profits. The booth is open at 4 p.m., and closes when the crowd leaves, usually around 8. Dress is casual. We play 3-4 home games a week, and could put three or four people to work to cover the season. Interested? Contact Roger Normand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WELCOME WAGON - Drive the Whitecaps' six-seat golf cart from 4:30 to 6 p.m., then catch the rest of the game. You'll monitor our parking lot at Stony Brook Field, driving families and anyone needing assistance from their car to the gate. You're our rolling Information Booth (yes, there are bleachers - no, we don't allow beer and wine), and keep our staff informed of potential overcrowding at big games. We'd like adult volunteers to commit to 5-6 games each, and we'd love one to be our Welcome Coordinator, to make sure someone's behind the wheel for every game. Contact game day coordinator Mike Gradone at email@example.com.
POSTGAME SUPPORT - There's lots to do once the crowd goes home. We feed the team a postgame meal, take down our advertisers' banners, empty the trash and recyclables, and prep the perimeter of the field for the next game. If you're an adult who can give us 4-6 evenings from 7 p.m. until we're cleaned up (usually by 8:30), contact game day coordinator Mike Gradone at firstname.lastname@example.org.