North Plainfield Jr. Canucks (NPJC) Youth Football & Cheer program serves children grades K-8 in the North Plainfield community. The NPJC is now under North Plainfield Recreation.

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Volunteering with the Canucks

Volunteering is the life-blood of our organization.  Without volunteers, our programs would simply not exist.  So, get involved in our organization and make a positive difference in your child's experience with NPJC.

Each year, during registration, you will be asked to select from a list of the key activities and committees where we need the most help.  Read through the descriptions below to see which of them matches your interests.  Even if you don't have any experience, this a great opportunity to get some. All you need is a desire to learn.

General Manager
In-season job. The general manager oversees either the football or cheer operations and is the point person for all Coordinators, Head Coaches and Team Coordinators. This person should be able to attend most or all practices and all games. They should be able to field and respond to e-mails regarding in-season issues if they should arise.

Level Coordinator
In-season job. The level coordinator helps assist the general manager and is the main point person for their specific level. Their job is to work closely with the internal communications director, roster coordinator, equipment coordinator and snack shack committee throughout the season. This person should be able to attend most or all practices and all games.

Head of Coaches
In-season job. The head of coaches will work closely with the level coordinators, each individual team coordinator as well as all of the specific level coaches. The head of coaches should be considered an extension of the directors in implementing the philosophy of the organization at each level. This person should be able to attend most or all practices and all games.

In-season job. The coaches will work closely with team coordinators. The coaches will help the children develop their skills,  teach good sportsmanship and implement the philosophy of the organization. This person should be able to attend all practices and all games.

Team Coordinator
In-season job. The team coordinators will work with each individual team and the level coordinator to help organize and disseminate information pertinent to their individual team. They will also work with the level coordinator and the snack shack committee to assign volunteers for the snack shack and game day related jobs such as chain gangs, statisticians and announcers for the Jr. Skyland Conference games. This person should be able to attend most or all practices and all games.

Internal Communications Director
This job will essentially begin right after registration and its duties will run throughout the season to the end of season banquets and parties. The director can and should appoint other volunteers to help with this job. The job will be working to ensure all communications from and to the following: JC Directors, Football & Cheer General Managers, Roster Coordinators, Equipment Coordinators and all of the special committees as needed. It is especially important to have a synergy between the website committee as one of our goals is to use the website as a main hub for updates. This person will also be responsible for disseminating information via emails to the organization through our email distribution lists and also through fliers or handouts coordinated through our level and team coordinators.

Roster Coordinator Football & Cheer
This job will begin with registration and end with the banquets. This job entails coordinating all rosters for each particular level with all the appropriate information as we receive registrations either by mail or walk-in registrations. The coordinator will be responsible for keeping the rosters current during the registration period which closes on 7/1/YEAR. After all rosters are completed and current it is the roster coordinators job to distribute to all the following: JC Directors, Internal Communications Director, Equipment Coordinator, both General Managers and all Level Coordinators.

Equipment Coordinator
This job will begin on or about 4/1 and will run throughout the season. The job will entail organizing and inventorying our existing equipment and coordinating through our rosters the need to order new equipment. The equipment coordinator and its volunteers will organize and schedule the distribution of equipment and the collection of equipment at seasons end. The equipment coordinator will communicate closely with the Level Coordinators, Head Coaches and each individual Team Coordinator throughout the season addressing any of their needs on an ongoing basis.

Special Committees

Fall Fundraiser Committee
Organize and implement effective fundraisers to take place during the fall season. This committee will work closely with the Jr. Canucks' Directors and through implementation with the Level Coordinators, Coaches and Team Coordinators.

Banquet Committee
Organize our end of the year football & cheer awards banquets and parties; schedule and communicate through the level coordinators the dates and costs. They will also be responsible for ordering all awards and facilitating at all of the end of year banquets and parties.

Website Committee
Organize and implement a current and up to date website; help to develop the site both during the season and the off-season.

Apparel Committee
Organize and implement a system for which Jr. Canucks families can order and buy Jr. Canucks Football & Cheer apparel. Ultimately we would like to have a coordinated effort with the website committee in an effort to post pictures and order forms on our website to help streamline the ordering process.

Picture Day Committee
Organize and coordinate our annual Picture Day. This committee will be responsible for scheduling and running the picture taking process. You will also be asked to coordinate with the Yearbook Committee so we can distribute the yearbook in a timely fashion.

Spring Fundraiser Committee
Organize and run our annual spring fundraiser. This committee will be responsible for reserving a hall and obtaining volunteers to help solicit gift donations to be raffled as part of the fundraiser.

Safety Committee
This committee will help organize and implement Rutgers Certification Training and CPR Training for all Coaches, Team Coordinators and Level Coordinators involved with the Jr. Canucks program that do not have these certifications. This committee will work closely with the General Managers and the Level Coordinators to make sure each team is equipped with the proper safety equipment. (first aid kits, Janet bags, etc.)