Parents & Caregivers
Parents and Caregiver Volunteers are essential to the success of our minor hockey in our communities.
Squamish Minor Hockey Association is a volunteer-based based organization and relies on the volunteer support of our members to function successfully. To promote and support a culture of volunteerism and community, SMHA runs a Parent & Caregiver Volunteer Deposit Program.
Each SMHA family is required to volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours each season. Those who are unable to do so have the option of paying the volunteer opt-out fee. It is important to note, we prefer to have families complete a volunteer commitment and contribute to the success of our association rather than pay the opt-out fee. If you have more than one player in the association, you are not required to volunteer 20 hours, although, we always welcome more assistance. All volunteer hours are to be tracked and submitted to the volunteer Team Manager.
Examples of volunteer tasks include: board members, coaching, assistant coaching, on-ice helper, safety person (HCSP), time keeping, score keeping, washing jerseys, team treasurer, fundraising coordinator, social coordinator, board set up crew, event or tournament volunteer. It is through the generosity and involvement of parents and caregivers that provides the opportunity for children and youth to play ice hockey. Whether you can offer a helping hand for a single event, or you want to help through the season and beyond, Squamish Minor Hockey welcomes your support. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact your Team Manager or Division Director.
If you are interested in coaching or becoming an assistant coach, please visit our Coach page.
All parents, regardless of your volunteer status, are required to take Respect in Sport for Parents program.
Parent & Caregiver Volunteer Requirements
Requirements for parent and caregiver volunteers include:
- Respect in Sport for Hockey Canada Activity Leaders
- Criminal Record Check for Vulnerable Sector
Respect In Sport
Respect in Sport is an online course for all hockey volunteers who have contact with players. It takes about three hours to complete. You will have to pay for the course and you will be reimbursed for the expense once you have finished it. Parents & Caregiver Volunteers: Please be sure to take the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders
Criminal Record Checks
BC Hockey has mandated that all coaches, on-ice helpers, officials, managers, safety persons and volunteers must have a valid Criminal Record Check in order to participate, coach, or volunteer for Squamish Minor Hockey Association. Criminal Record Checks can be completed online:
- Visit the Province of BC Criminal Records Review program website: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/criminalrecordcheck
- Enter our unique access code: 4G4MS59ST3
Once the review has been completed, your Criminal Record Check will be submitted directly to Squamish Minor Hockey Association.
If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact Kelly Miller, SMHA Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent & Caregiver FAQ
Intro to Hockey Canada: Hockey Canada 101
Parent FAQ from Hockey Canada: Parent FAQ