Join the Big Train Volunteer Team!
Bethesda Big Train was established with visions of baseball and community in mind. Every effort you make towards helping us goes a long way in enhancing the Big Train community and helps us to reach our goals of restoring youth baseball and softball fields in Montgomery County.
We want you to be part of our Volunteer Team! Volunteering with Big Train is a great way to give back to the community while being an integral part of a winning organization! Additionally, these roles give volunteers a chance to learn and practice valuable workplace skills such as customer service, timeliness and leadership.
Big Train offers several different game day volunteer opportunities, as listed below.
Ushers are tasked with standing near the stairs to the first and third base grandstands, where they greet fans as they enter the seating area. They are responsible for helping fans to their seats, keeping the walkways clear during gameplay, and answering general questions from fans, among other tasks.
The Foul Ball Patrol is responsible for retrieving foul balls from beyond the stadium fence and returning them to staff members, as well as keeping younger children from running outside the stadium and into the street chasing baseballs. Members of this group will be stationed both inside and outside the stadium.
Event Assistants aid with the general stadium operation. On any given night, they may be asked to pass out promotional materials at the front gate, help with special events in the stadium, keep kids safe throughout the facility, or fill in as ushers or foul ball retrievers if needed.
Concessions Staff work in the kitchen during each game. They wrap and organize hot food as it comes off the grill and pass food to the interns working the concessions windows. This can be a fast-paced, high-energy job on many nights, and is reserved for older volunteers who have prior experience working with Big Train.
Each game day role runs from 5:30-9:30 p.m., unless otherwise specified. Volunteers can pick which dates they would like to work ahead of time, and will attend a training session before the season begins. These positions qualify for Student Service Learning hours. Volunteers must keep track of their own hours, and can submit them at the end of the summer to receive a signed SSL sheet.
As a Big Train volunteer, you will witness the excitement of Big Train baseball and assist in its growth. Join us and be instrumental in sustaining the vision of baseball for the community. The volunteer application below is open from February 15 through May 1. A volunteer training session will be held in mid-May. Contact Chris Rogers at email@example.com with any questions about volunteering with Big Train!