Volunteer and Part Time Employment Opportunities available
We are looking for volunteers willing to commit to a weeknight, or a shift on Saturdays and Sundays to keep the concession open for all games played Richard Saunders and Volunteer Fields at Hastings Community Park. The Concession volunteer would help support the parent volunteers for each game, and/or take on some responsibility for helping to set-up and close down the concession at each game. On game days, we welcome anyone who can spare some time to come help us out on the spot.
As well, do you know someone who might be looking for a part time job over the spring and summer baseball season? We are looking for responsible, friendly and keen part-time seasonal concession workers to staff our outdoor concession. Your responsibilities will be the preparation and serving of fast food and beverages and other related duties as required. Please note this is a paid opportunity.
Also we are a lot of fun and a great way to get to know your community.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday 5.30 - 8 or 8.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 8.30 to 2.30 and 2.30 to 8.30pm
- Assist and set up the concession stand before the day of games and events and help in food prep, i.e. wrapping or traying hot dogs, setting up the condiments stations, stocking of candy, chips and other food items.
- Takes guests’ food orders, assembles orders, and cashes out the transaction using the POS system.
- Handles cash sales and credit card transactions while maintaining accurate cash handling procedures at all times, ringing all sales into the register.
- Provides great customer service by interacting with patrons in a pleasant and professional manner.
- Helps with the concession stand close down after games/ practices and clean up upon closing, i.e. cleaning condiment counter, wiping down front counter and equipment.
- Properly stores food by applying food safety policies and procedures.
- Replenishes food items and ensures product is stocked to appropriate levels.
If you are interested in participating on the Concession committee, please email us at email@example.com with your contact information, your interest, or any questions you may have.
Hastings Executive Committee
History of Hastings Community Little League
Hastings Community Little League (HCLL) was established in 1953 and is one of the oldest Little Leagues in Canada with Little Mountain being the first, created in 1951. As unimaginable as it may seem, there was a time in Vancouver when baseball was bigger than hockey. Long before the Canucks joined the NHL, the city had a very successful baseball team called the Vancouver Mounties who played out of Capilano Stadium (since renamed Nat Bailey Stadium). One can imagine that the boys playing Little League baseball in Vancouver in those early days dreamed more about playing professional baseball than hockey. It is estimated that over 7000 boys and girls have played t-ball and baseball at HCLL over these past 65 years.
The success of HCLL has been driven primarily by the many volunteers giving generously of their time over the years to serve as league officials, coaches and umpires. And then there are the countless hours put in by all parents to fulfill their team duties; concession, barbecue, field preparation, 50/50 tickets, scorekeeping, etc. HCLL has also been extremely fortunate to have many volunteers who have continued serving for many years, long after their own children were done playing. These HCLL volunteer legends include: Morrie Rentmeester, Fred Ritchie, Scott Browning, Grace Browning, Jim Gregor, Richard Saunders, Vito Bordignon, Jack Chow, Bob Hicks, Dave Izatt, Dave Jenkins, Kerry Kilbride, James Krickan, Zoe Krickan, Evelyn Larocque, Corrina Lattimer, Egidio Pasin, Dale Weisbrod, John Wong, Roy Wydeman, Janis Trivisano, Sante DelVecchio and Dan Wong.
HCLL is robust and strong as ever with about 400 boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 12 playing baseball and t-ball each year. It continues to be an exceedingly well-run volunteer organization and an important sporting landmark in the Hastings-Sunrise neighborhood of East Vancouver. As many people have said over the years, being at the ballpark with the sun shining, the smell of the barbecue in the air and watching the kids play is a great way to spend a day or early evening. The great plays and hits are almost secondary to the lifelong memories and friendships that continue to be created each and every year during games at the park.
Historic Hastings Community Park with its spectacular view of the North Shore Mountains (and Playland) has been the home of HCLL since its inception. The field and clubhouse have undergone many changes over the years with the field first renovation done in 1959 and permanent fencing was field installed in 1964. The existing concession was built in 2001. Prior to that it had consisted of a table, trailer or hut over the years. The biggest improvements were made in 2015 / 2016. HCLL raised over $300,000 which was funded in large part by very generous donations by Jays Care Foundation and the PNE. The renovation and upgrade of the field included two new diamonds as well as new dugouts, scorebooth, scoreboard, fencing, backstop and irrigation system. The two diamonds were named Volunteer Field and Richard Saunders Field in recognition of our many volunteers over the years, and Richard Saunders who played a key role in getting the renovations completed with the Vancouver Parks Board.
These renovations also allowed HCLL to host teams from across Canada at the Little League Championship tournament for the first time in August, 2016 which attracted over 4000 people for the final championship game won by HCLL. These new diamonds and the history of HCLL are a legacy for the kids who play today, for their families and for those yet to come in future generations.