Volunteers are the lifeblood of WAM. We would not have any kind
of community presence if it weren’t for our willing volunteers.
If you would like to volunteer, this page lists a variety of opportunites
that are available. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events for Children
Working at community events that include children is one of the
most fun volunteer activities you can participate in. Examples
include Buffalo Days in Buffalo, MN, etc.
Generally, you will:
• Help kids learn to bait a hook or cast a line. Sometimes you’ll
help them learn how to take a fish off
• Play mock fishing games at indoor events.
• Distribute rod and reel combos, mini-tackle boxes, or other
fishing related prizes.
• Distribute educational literature about the environment and
responsible fishing practices.
• Participate in any way that helps youth discover the fun of
fishing or develop new skills.
Staffing an Information Booth
An information booth may be at a community fair, a business or
community event, or a sports show. This is a prime opportunity
to meet a wide variety of people who may be interested in joining
WAM or who would like to learn about fishing.
Staffing a booth or table is one of the ways we can partner with
other non-profit, environmental, or sponsoring organizations. Through
this kind of outreach, we extend our mission beyond what we could
do by ourselves.
Generally, you will:
• Distribute information about WAM.
• Distribute educational materials about fishing and/or environmental
• Meet and greet people who are curious about WAM or the sport
• Answer questions, network, and represent WAM.
Helping at the Tournament
We have a formal Tournament Committee, which is open to any member.
You might also become an informal volunteer who helps out during
Generally, the Tournament Committee:
• Meets regularly for several months prior to the tournament
to make decisions and complete tasks
related to the tournament.
• Helps secure sponsors, raffle prizes, door prizes, and items
for participant “goodie bags.”
• Helps distribute posters and other tournament related literature.
• Other tasks as appropriate.
If being on the tournament committee is too great a commitment,
but you would still like to help out at the tournament, you can
be a Tournament Volunteer.
Generally, a Tournament Volunteer:
• Staffs raffle tables or sales tables for fundraising.
• Helps set up and take down tables, chairs, tents, and so forth.
• Runs errands as necessary before or after the tournament.
In addition to the Tournament Committee, WAM has other committees
for specific events. Such committees can be created for any event,
and can be formed easily by making a motion during a meeting for
the formation of the committee. Or you can contact the President
with your idea for a special committee.
Often, the committee reports to the appropriate Board of Directors
member, who will assure that the activities of the committee are
represented at Board meetings. That Board member will also make
sure that committee members are made aware of any Board activity
or decisions that affect the work they do.
Usual Committees and the tasks they perform include the following.
• Please see the previous section on Helping at the
• The Social Director may form a committee for standing events
such as the holiday party or for other
social events or needs.
• This committee forms and reforms based on events and needs
for those events. Tasks vary
depending on the event.
New Member Orientation Committee:
• Meet from time to time to plan special participation at WAM
• Act as a New Member Buddy to answer questions.
• Meet with new members at WAM events and meetings.
• Bring new member issues to the Membership Director.