The Steveston Judo Club is a non-profit organization operated
entirely by volunteers including its coaches, instructors and executive
members. Class fees are kept to a minimum with the expectation that members
and their families support the club through a commitment of
As well as club events such as tournaments, volunteers are needed for Steveston Community Centre Events like the Farmers Market and The Steveston Salmon Festival too.
At the start of each season, club members (judoka) issue postdated
volunteer deposit cheques made out to Steveston Judo Club, and dated August 31 of the following year. These volunteer
cheques are kept until the end of the judo season. All deposit volunteer cheques
are returned at the end of the season if the judoka family has met their volunteer
commitment of time. Cheques will not be returned (and are subsequently cashed) for
those families who do not meet the requirement. It is important to
note that the goal of the club is to have volunteers rather than funds
from cashed volunteer cheques. There are many opportunities throughout
the judo season to volunteer for. Please note that there are age requirements
for many of the volunteer events as well as job requirement information. These
are put in place for a variety of reasons, including safety.
E-mails are sent out in advance of approaching volunteer
opportunities with the instructions on how to sign-up. Currently the
club is using an on-line sign-up program. Reminder e-mails of the
“task” you have signed-up for are sent 2-3 days before the event.
Each volunteer event is given a “credit” amount. This amount varies
depending on the volunteer task. By the end of the season, you are
required to complete 20 credits.
It is important that you ensure that you receive credit for each
volunteer task that you are at. A “sign-in sheet” will be at each
event for you to sign upon arrival. You will not receive credit unless
this sheet has been signed. so please ensure that you inquire about
the sheet when you go to volunteer at an event. A list of all credited volunteer
time will be kept by the club’s “Volunteer Coordinator” and made available
upon request to the volunteer.
For this season, you will be required to submit 3 volunteer deposit
cheques (two for $200 and one for $100 for a combined $500 total). At the end
of the season, August 31, partial credit will be given for those families who volunteered their
time but did not meet the minimum requirement. For full return ($500) you must
complete 20 credits Deposit Cheque returns will be given based on the following:
$100 will be deducted for each 5 credits, or part thereof, you do not complete.
$100 will be deducted for each volunteer event you signed up for but did not attend.
$100 will be deducted for each volunteer event you sign up for but cancel less than one week in advance.
***Note: Appeals can be made to the club for consideration.