Sammamish Little League is a Volunteer Community

Sammamish Little League is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization. Your child’s coach, the Opening Day coordinator, the Board president, and guy sitting in his kitchen typing this to you – we’re all SLL dads and moms who want the best for our kids and are willing to give our of our time and talents to help out. Sammamish Little League serves more than 1,000 youth ages 5-18 each year across 60+ baseball, softball and T-ball teams. There’s a lot going on in Sammamish Little League, and SLL families have themselves to thank.

Ways to Volunteer

SLL has 50 official key volunteer positions, not including coaches or team managers, that need someone to step up and fill to run all our programs. Take those positions and add two coaches and a team manager for each of our 60+ teams and we’re now talking about 250 volunteers! Sammamish Little League DOESN’T HAPPEN WITHOUT YOU!

Here are some of the more common ways to volunteer:

  • Manage or coach a team
  • Help at practices
  • Be a team parent or coordinator
  • Fulfill team or field duties such as scorekeeper, dugout manager, pitch-counter, or snack organizer
  • Help prepare the field before games or clean up after games
  • Volunteer as an umpire
  • Volunteer as a member of the Board
  • Help organize or manage league events or programs such as Little League Day at the Mariners, the monthly newsletter, or schedule fields with the City.

Registering as a Volunteer

To volunteer for SLL, you must be registered as a volunteer on the SLL website and your participation approved by the SLL volunteer coordinator. Please register as a volunteer by following the steps below.

  1. Clicking the “Register Now” button you see on the SLL homepage and throughout the website will take you to the Registration page. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the Volunteer and Background Checks "Register Now!" button. Alternatively, you can go directly to the Registration form on TeamSnap.
  2. If you haven't already, log in to the TeamSnap site using the same username and password as you used to register your player (assuming you've already done that. If not, create a new login, first.)
    TeamSnap Login
  3. All registerees—whether player or volunteer—are known as "participants" in TeamSnap. If you've previously entered your information in TeamSnap, you should already be listed as a Participant. In this case, clicking the "Add Existing Participant" button. Otherwise, click the "Add New Participant" button.
    "Add Existing Participant" Button

    1. Clicking "Add Existing Participant" will display a list of participants and their participation status. Select the name you want to use for this volunteer registration (generally yourself).
      "Add Existing Participant" List
      Note: if you've used TeamSnap for multiple sports or leagues, you may see the same participant name listed with different registration labels. It shouldn't matter which one you pick, as long as the name of the participant is correct.
    2. Clicking the "Add New Participant" button will open the "Participant Info" part of the form.
      "Add New Participant" Button
      In this case, fill out the "Participant Info" with the appropriate information.
  4. Important! In "Section 2: Enter Parent Info", select the Division and Position for which you want to volunteer. Obviously, the Division may not be applicable in all cases, but don't worry: we'll figure it out.
  5. Also important: Select "Yes" for the Consent for Background Check, or we cannot consider your application. Little League International requires background checks be completed for all volunteers.
  6. Click the "Save & Continue" button at the bottom of the form.
  7. Click the "Finish Checkout" button on the next page.

For questions about this process, contact the SLL Registrar. Thanks for volunteering your time and helping make SLL the best place to play ball!

Volunteer Hours Matching programs

Many Puget Sound companies, including Microsoft and Boeing, match their employee volunteer hours with cash payments to the not-for-profit organization where the employee volunteered, such as Sammamish Little League. E.g., Microsoft matches employee volunteer hours at $25 per hour! Because of the great generosity of local employers, their employees have an opportunity to make a long-term difference in our community by utilizing their matching programs to their fullest. The sponsorship offered by Microsoft through this program is significant enough that it could enable Sammamish Little League to make capital investments that would benefit us for many years to come. This could be a significant source of funding for Sammamish Little League if properly utilized. We encourage all Sammamish Little League volunteers to check with their Human Resources department to see if they have a volunteer hours matching program.

Starbucks employees: At this time, the only details we can provide to assist your process is that we’re listed as “Sammamish Little League” in the Starbucks Cybergrants system under Nomination ID 1256335.

Boeing employees: No info at this time.

Expedia employees: No info at this time.

Safeco employees: No info at this time.

Microsoft employees: If you or your spouse volunteer at least 10 hours with SLL in a calendar year, Microsoft will match your volunteer time at $25/hour. Requesting a match from Microsoft takes less than 5 minutes. Step-by-step instructions on how to request a match are provided HERE. If you have any questions about this process, contact Todd McCommon (SLL volunteer and Microsoft employee).