Volunteer Opportunities

2015 Dick Gunn & Clare Landmann Basketball Tournament and Jamboree
 It’s that special time of the youth basketball season when the Town recognizes two long-time volunteers (Dick Gunn and Clare Landmann) for their many years of loyal support to the Town’s recreation growth, from both a program and athletic facility standpoint.

The Tournament and Jamboree is tentatively scheduled between the 2nd and 3rd week of March and will be posted on the Parks & Recreation website once the exact dates and time frames have been established. Even if you do not have a child that participates in any of the leagues, you will want to visit one or more of the games and witness the friendly but competitive nature of the teams involved.

Volunteers are being sought to help assist with this event. Please call the Recreation Office at 860-870-3118, if you would like to volunteer.
Volunteer helping with crafts
Volunteer Coaches
Ellington Recreation Department’s success is dependent on volunteers. We are looking for volunteer coaches for many of our youth sports as well as event volunteers. If you are interested in coaching, please fill out the Coaches Request Form. Please contact us at 860-870-3118 or email us if you are interested.

Officials Wanted
Anyone interested in becoming a youth basketball official or a certified youth lacrosse official please complete and submit an application along with a calendar of your availability to the Parks and Recreation Department, 31 Arbor Way.

Applications are available at the Parks and Recreation Department Office or on the website. Youth Basketball Officials cover games for boys and girls in the following grades: 3rd and 4th; 5th and 6th; 7th and 8th; and 9th through 12th. Youth Lacrosse Officials cover games for boys and girls in the following grades: 3rd and 4th; 5th and 6th; 7th and 8th. If you have any questions, please contact Bob Tedford at 860-870-3118.

Summer Day Camp : Camper to Counselor
ages 13-15 years 

(16+ must apply for counselor positions)

Group Interview: June 4th, 2016 @ 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at The Recreation Office (maximum 15 )

(Register no later than April 15th)

A maximum of 12 people will be chosen for volunteer positions for the 2015 Summer Day Camp. These are not paid positions. Each chosen participant will be given up to two weeks of “work” at camp based on performance (at the discretion of the Directors). As a Camper-to-Counselor you will be working side-by-side with Camp Directors and Counselors, becoming part of the camp support staff, building leadership skills and providing assistance and encouragement to camp participants. Potential candidates who have completed the 7th grade may register at the Recreation Department.

Note: Participation in the Camper-to-Counselor Program does not guarantee placement at the Summer Day Camp.  Placement will be determined by Camper-to-Counselor Instructors through the evaluation process.  Applications on a first-come, first-served basis.

Important Forms