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Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunities


PLBC runs on the efforts of its volunteers and without them we would not be able to offer all the programs that we enjoy. We encourage all members to find a way in which they can help out according to their interests and abilities. Most of the areas listed below require several members to help make sure that each activity runs successfully. Being a volunteer creates a wonderful sense of belonging in the club and is a great way to meet and work with fellow members. Please consider helping out in at least one of the following areas. Orientation and/or training is available if required.

Contact any Board member for more information.

Parksville Lawn Bowling Club members cleaning the greens

Building Maintenance: Upkeep and repairs required for maintaining the clubhouse.

Fundraising: The Club is a non-profit organization but money other than membership dues is required to support operations. Ideas and assistance in raising funds is appreciated. 

Games: The games chairperson is responsible for the organization and execution of all the different types of bowling activities held at our club.   

Grounds Maintenance: The grounds surrounding the green take a lot of care to maintain. A Director heads a committee made up of many volunteers to help out with this maintenance.

Membership:  This Director looks after all the paperwork involved with membership in the Club, collecting membership fees (with the help of the Treasurer), and promoting the club to encourage new members to join. 

Social: The Social Director is responsible for coordinating / stocking the kitchen and all of the many functions that are not only during the playing season but also during the year.  In addition to the preceding areas, a Coordinator is required for the following Committees: 

Bartending:

Running the bar efficiently requires the help of approximately 10 bartenders to perform various bar duties throughout the year. Basic duties include opening and closing the bar, serving customers and working the cash register, washing all glasses and putting them back in the cupboard/cooler, and locking the cooler, cash register, and the club premises if you are the last to leave.

Requirements: You must have a valid “Serving it Right Certification”. Once successfully completing the online certification course which is valid for 5 years, the club will re-imburse your expense.

Bar Manager In addition to the bartending duties described above, the bar manager is also responsible for purchasing all liquor, balancing the till and making deposits to the Treasurer, and coordinating all work schedules.

Coaching:  The Head Coach is responsible for the annual coaching program.  This includes ensuring there are enough qualified coaches available for novice training and to coach experienced bowlers who wish to improve their skills.  The Head Coach also organizes special coaching clinics.  Coaches must hold a current certified Lawn Bowls Coach Certificate. 

Umpires: Umpires are our experts on the rules, and as such, they ensure that the club follows the laws of the sport.  During a tournament, their word is law in measuring, adherence to the laws of the game / the club and / or settling any differences. They also spend a lot of time keeping club members updated on the rules – old and new and training markers for singles competition. Individual rulebooks are available to members for a small charge. 

Draws: The Draw Master is responsible for ensuring someone is available at the club to do the draws and handle any complaints regarding these games. He / she works in conjunction with the Games Committee and the Head Coach. 

Greenskeeping: The Greenskeeper is responsible for the care and maintenance of our green. Without the green our club would not exist so his / her word is law regarding care of the green. He / she has a committee who helps him / her with these duties. The Greenskeeper reports to the Board through the Grounds Maintenance director. 

Publicity: The Publicity Officer coordinates publicity for various events undertaken by the club and any tournament results considered newsworthy.

Website: The website requires a number of volunteers to maintain the site as well as enter all the data required to keep members and prospective members  up to date with club activities and essential information.

Library: The Library coordinator maintains the Clubs library of books   

Everyone has different skills, knowledge and experiences that they have acquired throughout their life.  Our Club welcomes these special skills.  Please support the Directors and Coordinators in any or all of these areas.   Ideas for other ways you can support the Club?  Please bring them forward.

July 2024
22 July
All Day

All Day – Green Closed

22 July
All Day

Registration for Club Novice and Intermediate Singles Tournament Closes

22 July
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

6:30PM – Interclub Triples

24 July
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

6:30PM – PGOSA

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