Volunteer requirements

Everyone volunteers

Cupertino Little League is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization established to provide the local community with a fun and competitive Little League experience. Not surprisingly, because it is an all-volunteer organization, the League relies on all of its families to pitch in to make the League run efficiently. Simply, the League cannot operate without parental involvement.

How much time each family contributes varies. Some families donate to the League in excess of 100 hours each season, while others simply do not have a lot of time to spare. The League understands the varying needs and bandwidth of its families and, therefore, encourages families to help when they can – and as much as they can. 

The League does not pay or otherwise hire anyone to assist with its operation. That means that all coaches, team parents, snack shack staff, umpires, and Board members are volunteers. The League appreciates the efforts of each and every volunteer.
The League Volunteer Program is relatively straightforward:

  • Each family makes a $300 deposit during registration.  The League will return your deposit, if one or more family member(s) fulfills the family’s volunteer obligation. The deposit is made by check, payable to Cupertino Little League and dated June 15, 2023. The check goes to the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Each family must complete a minimum of 6 volunteer credits.  Details on different volunteering opportunities can be found here.
  • Each family is expected to help its player(s)’s team(s).  Such jobs include setting up and cleaning up the field, pitch count, score keeping, and running the scoreboard.
  • Each family is expected to work at least two shifts in the Snack Shack as part of your six credits.

Background Checks. The League must perform a background check on every volunteer who interacts with players. After you register your player(s), the League Safety Officer will contact you by email to begin the process.  The League uses a third party provider approved by Little League International.  Cupertino Little League will not have access to your confidential information.

Fingerprinting. The City of Cupertino also requires each volunteer (who will be in contact with children) to get fingerprinted (if they have not already done so for Cupertino Little League).