For individuals:

As a non-profit organization, the complex relies heavily on volunteers to build and maintain our beautiful and growing facility. We are always in need of people with experience in construction trades and volunteer mowers during warm months, but we have endless opportunities for people with a range of backgrounds. Connect with us to find or create your role at the complex, or consider these ways to get involved: 

  • Join a committee
  • Serve as a member of the Board of Directors
  • Join us for Volunteer Work Day on the 3rd Saturday of each month

For corporate groups:

There are several times each year the we have special projects going on at the complex that are perfectly suited for volunteer groups of 5 to 20 people for 2 to 4 hours or more. Many hands make project work days and events go much more easily. Contact us if you have a group that may want to volunteer at the complex. 

 

We got together with many of our longtime supporters - including corporate donors OSMC and Wightman & Associates - to build the complex's first nature-inspired playground. 

 

For students:

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) was formed in 2014 as a leadership development initiative of the complex, meeting monthly and participating in complex events and service projects. YAC leads sustainability efforts by planning its own projects and coordinating events at the complex and throughout the community. 

Members can come from any area school districts and do not need to be athletes to make an impact with this group. Students have the option to be highly involved in monthly meetings and project planning or to join us for volunteer opportunities only.

If you know a student that needs volunteer hours or just wants to get involved, download the application by clicking here, or come as a guest to a project work day or monthly meeting.

youth council scholarship program

Starting in July 2018, high school students participating with the Complex's Youth Council will be eligible for scholarship awards of up to $1,000 for each year of participation. To be eligible for a scholarship award, a student must:

 2017 Scholarship winner Jacob Kanaby, pictured with ESC President Ed Patzer (left) and Executive Director Jennifer Mackling (right).

2017 Scholarship winner Jacob Kanaby, pictured with ESC President Ed Patzer (left) and Executive Director Jennifer Mackling (right).

  • Be a member of the Sports Complex Youth Council and attend 25% of the year’s monthly meetings;
  • Be contributing volunteer hours to Sports Complex activities and programs and be recording those hours using the Complex’s time clock software;
  • Be a participating member during his or her senior year, with volunteer hours completed by April 30th in the senior year;
  • Be attending a college or university, technical program, or other post-graduate education program in the fall following his or her senior year;
  • Complete the annual scholarship application, due in April of his or her senior year;
  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.