Volunteer Policy (Grimsby Minor Hockey)

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To encourage all Grimsby Minor Hockey Association members to become actively involved in the operation and success of our Association.



The Grimsby Minor Hockey Association (GMHA) has a membership of approximately 750 players between the ages of 4 and 17 years old assigned to 40 teams playing over 650 scheduled games.  There are over 2000 hours of ice and over 1500 hours of referee time used by GMHA each season.  Many of our Association members are unaware of just how much volunteer work and fundraising is necessary to operate a quality hockey program.


Although not everyone has the hockey experience and skills to volunteer for on-ice roles, there are many other roles that contribute greatly to the success of our Association, including organizing tournaments, program co-ordination, special committees/projects and fundraising opportunities.  The volunteer bond program has been introduced to encourage Association members to step forward and get involved and to keep registration fees as low as possible.

Volunteer Hours Required: 

These hours are required to fulfill each family’s volunteer bond obligations per season.  There are many opportunities to volunteer throughout the season.  You will be provided with the opportunity to indicate your particular areas of interest during the registration process.  Volunteer time will be filled on a “first come first serve basis”.


All Divisions:  4 hours/family


Value of Bond

$400.00 per family.


  • Each family will be required to provide a post-dated cheque in the amount of $400 payable to GMHA, dated December 31st, 2018. 

  • Cheques will be collected on the first day of evaluations

  • Cheques must be submitted to be able to be rostered to a team.

  • Cheques will be destroyed or returned (must indicate this) to those families who complete their bond by the end of the season.  Volunteers who do not fulfill their hours will have their cheque cashed.  If a bond cheque is returned due to insufficient funds, an additional administration fee of $30.00 will be due.

  • Volunteer hours will be tracked by GMHA Administration and Coordinator.  Only designated, approved members, leading events, will be eligible to sign off and verify volunteer hours worked.  A signed, written record of hours worked will be provided to volunteers upon request, at the time of a volunteer activity.    

Reporting Responsibility:

It is the event co-ordinators’ responsibility to sign off and report volunteer hours worked by each volunteer to GMHA Administration/Coordinator.  It is up to each family to ensure that they fulfill their volunteer obligation and to retain records of their approved volunteer hours.

Opting Out:

Families choosing to opt out of the volunteer bond program may do so at the time of registration by submitting a cheque for $400 with a current date, or, no later than September 18, 2018.  The GMHA Administration must be informed of the parent’s intent to opt out of the program.

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