Without our volunteers, there would not be a Miracle League. Our Volunteers make it happen. If you are interested in volunteering for the Miracle League we have many options both on and off the field. You won't be sorry that you volunteered.
Volunteers must be 12 years of age prior to the start of the season. Ages are based on the volunteer's age as of May 1st.
What is a Miracle League Buddy?Miracle League Buddies are assigned a player for each game. The buddy is there to protect the player from balls, assist the player in batting and running the bases (if needed), and to be a friend on and off the field. Buddies receive a Miracle League Buddy t-shirt for their participation.
How do I become a Buddy?
Formal Buddy registration is open for the upcoming season. If you are interested or want to get more information, please complete the volunteer registration form.
Do I stay with the same player all season?
In order to encourage friendships, Buddies are assigned to the same child or team for the entire season. However, we also welcome buddies who may not have assigned players, but who cover where needed.
Is there special training involved?
Each buddy is required to complete a basic skills training course. This “sensitivity” training provides guidelines, suggestions, and directions on how to have fun and make the experience safe and enjoyable.
What is expected of me on game days?
Buddies are expected to protect the Miracle League player at all times. When a hard hitter is up at bat, buddies are to step in front of the Miracle League player for protection. Always allow the Miracle League player as much freedom as possible to play his/her game and position. Assist the Miracle League player according to their needs. Arrive at the field 30 minutes prior to game time. Notify the Miracle League Buddy Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to game time if they will not be able to attend the game. Be properly dressed in the Buddies t-shirt. Demonstrate high morals and integrity on and off the field.
Can I receive credit for service hours?
Students can receive credit and, if necessary, a written recommendation towards their service hour requirements for school or other organizations upon completion of a full season.