Each year, Combined Jewish Philanthropies & Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters come together to plan Yom Sport. Volunteers, age 21+, of all backgrounds are welcome to join us. Learn about the different volunteer roles below.
There’s a role for everyone at Yom Sport. Each volunteer role is essential to creating an inclusive environment and making sure the day runs smoothly.
Team Captain – Helps team create team name, flag, and team cheer. Keeps team together/ monitors whereabouts. Brings assigned team through the rotation of events. Cheers on team!
Team Co-Captain – Assists Team Captain with all assigned responsibilities. Is available to give 1:1 helpers breaks. Keeps track of team results and provides results to Event Leader. Hands out medals with Team Captain.
Event Leader – Explains event and rules. Organizes event and teams coming through the event. Holds onto the medals until it is time for the Team Captains/Co-Captains to hand them out
Event Co-Leader – Supports Event Leader. Helps organize equipment for event. Gives encouragement to athletes. Is available to give 1:1 helpers breaks (if necessary).
One to One Helper – Monitors an assigned athlete – coordinated with athlete’s aide (if necessary). Follows assigned athlete’s team and assists athlete to get to events and complete events as necessary. Switches with an event helper when/if need a break.
Refreshments – Water and snack distribution. Walk around and provide (as needed) to teams. Assist with lunch buffet.
Photo Station – Assist with station set-up, print out pictures, put in frames, sort in team piles. Distribute photo frames as needed at end of event.