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Dibs Requirements

Claiming Volunteer Hours thru the DIBS Volunteer Account

OMGBA uses the DIBS system to manage all volunteer hours.  A DIBS volunteer account is setup automatically for each family as part of the registration process for the traveling basketball season.

Volunteer activites are added to the DIBS calendar when they become available. Volunteer hours are claimed via the DIBS tab on the top far right menu bar on the OMGBA webpage.

Please refer to the Volunteer Program Guidelines for a current overview of the OMGBA Volunteer requirements.

Questions regarding DIBS account activity and volunteer hours are to be directed to:

Mike Stern

Volunteer Coordinator

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Volunteer Position Descriptions

ADMISSIONS

Sell tickets for entrance into tournament.  This job involves handling money and giving change.  Must be an adult only and from different families for shift.

CONCESSIONS

Set up concession stand prior to games starting, make food, sell concessions, spirit wear during shift.  Clean concession area as needed and close after games end. Can be 12 years old if working with parent.

SCORE BOOK

Keep official score book for basketball games.  Must stay until final game of of volunteer shift is done. ie: (Game goes into overtime).  Must be 18 years old.

TIME KEEPER

Run scoreboard and time clock for basketball games.  Must stay until last game of volunteer shift is over. ie: (Game goes into overtime.)  Must be 18 years old.

FLOATER

Floater will be assigned to position by site supervisor. Job will entail helping out in any aspect of the tournament needs. ie: (running time clock, helping concessions during lunch rush).

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FAQ

What is Dibs?

  • Dibs is a program that OMGBA uses to coordinate our travel team parent volunteers at our home Travel Tournaments
  • To ensure our Travel Tournaments run smoothly, OMGBA has over 450 volunteer shifts that need to be covered for admissions, concessions, and time clock operators.

When can I complete my Dibs volunteering?

  • The opportunity to complete your Dibs volunteering is during the Girls and Boys OMGBA home travel tournaments.  These tournaments are typically the first 2x weekends of November.

Can I volunteer at some other time during the OMGBA travel season?

  • OMGBA always welcomes volunteering throughout our basketball season, however, Dibs can only be satisfied during our Girls and Boys home travel tournaments in November. 

When can I sign up for my Dibs volunteer shifts? (The Dibs Page says "You have no Dibs session")

  • The Dibs session typically opens ~2 weeks prior to the Girls OMGBA tournament (~October 23rd +/- a couple days)
  • You will receive an email a few days ahead of the planned opening of the Dibs session
  • Dibs will close ~4 days prior to the Girls OMGBA tournament. 

How many shifts must I work to fulfill my Volunteer obligation?

  • 2x shifts if you have 1 player in the 5th-8th grade travel program
  • 3x shifts if you have 2 or more players in the 5th-8th grade travel
  • Each shift is approximately 4 hours
  • You must complete your entire obligation (no partial credit), otherwise your Dibs deposit check will be cashed.

The only Dibs shifts left are for Time Keeper (score clock operator), can I do anything else?

  • Dibs shifts are available first come first serve and fill up fast!  Get online early to get the best selection of position, location, and time.
  • Check back from time to time as previously claimed positions do get released
  • ... and while score clocks may appear intimidating, they are straight forward to operate.  If you have any concerns, show up a few minutes early and ask for some pointers from the Site Supervisor. 

Can someone else cover my Dibs shift?

  • Yes, you may have a substitute cover your Dibs shift.

What if at the last minute I can't cover a shift I signed up for?

  • You are ultimately responsible for ensuring the Dibs volunteer shift has been been fulfilled; you can attempt to trade a shift with another team parent or find a sub.
  • If you or your substitute fails to show up to cover your shift, your Dibs obligation will be incomplete.

How do I prove I covered my volunteer shift(s)?

  • When you arrive for your Dibs shift, there will be a sign-in sheet at the admissions booth.  Please remember to sign in.

Why do I have to give OMGBA a Dibs deposit check?

  • OMGBA requires a Dibs deposit check for two reasons
    • ... to give incentive for volunteers to complete the shifts they claimed
    • ... to offset OMGBA's expenses for hiring workers to fulfill the vacated volunteer shifts.
  • Deposit checks will be cashed if the volunteer hours are not fulfilled
  • Deposit checks will be shredded when the volunteer hours are completed

How can I learn more?

  • Please attend your parent meeting during the first night of traveling tryouts for additional information or contact the OMGBA Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer.coordinator@omgba.net

 

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