Want to be a volunteer? Requirements & Application
Volunteers are needed both on and off the ice. Volunteers make up team staff (coaches, managers, trainers, etc.) as well as the MDHA executive (convenors, treasurer, secretary, etc.). Individuals interested in any volunteer position should complete the volunteer application below.
NOTE: all volunteers will be required to have or obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC). Dependent on the volunteer position additional courses may be required. Course and VSC fees are re-imbursed.
The chart below can be used as a quick reference for volunteer requirements at the various positions. Please note that for Bench and On-Ice Staff the certification requirements are provided in detail in Section 6.25 of the Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) Policies
All positions also require the HU- Planning a Safe Return to Hockey Course, in additional to those qualifications noted below.
|U7||VSC||Respect in Sport-Activity Leader (Speak Out)||Gender Identity & Expression||On-line Pre-Req Coach 1/2||Coach 1||HTCP-1 (Trainer-1)|
|U9||VSC||Respect in Sport-Activity Leader (Speak Out)||Gender Identity & Expression||On-line Pre-Req Coach 1/2||Coach 1||HTCP-1 (Trainer-1)|
|U11, U13, U15, U18, U21||VSC||Respect in Sport-Activity Leader (Speak Out)||Gender Identity & Expression||On-line Pre-Req Coach 1/2||Coach 2||HTCP-1 (Trainer-1)|
1 U9 coaches that were trained prior to the 2017/2018 season who have obtained Coach 2 status do not have to complete Coach 1
2 only required for participation with teams outside their House League or League (exhibitition or tournament play) OR if the Head Coach was not available.
3 U13 or higher who were previously qualified with Development 1 of High Performance 1 can coach with this and do not require Coach 2.
4 U7 on-ice helpers are limited to those <20yrs old who wish to give something back to the game or obtain volunteer hours, etc.
|U10, U11||VSC||Respect in Sport-Activity Leader (Speak Out)||Gender Identity & Expression||On-line Pre-Req Coach 1/2||Coach 2||HTCP-1|
|U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U18||VSC||Respect in Sport-Activity Leader (Speak Out)||Gender Identity & Expression||Development 1||HTCP-2 (= HTCP Level 1 + Standard First Aid or Higher)|