The Miracle League of Mercer County relies on our amazing volunteers to help us deliver a positive, safe and enjoyable experience for our athletes. Volunteering with Miracle League is a great way to gain experience working with individuals with disabilities and to give back to the community.
There are a number of volunteer opportunities available – we hope you'll join us!
How can I register to volunteer?
ATTN: Dan Sczweck
Executive Director, Miracle League of Mercer County
1315 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd.
Hamilton, NJ 08619
REGISTER NOW to volunteer for Spring 2017 MLMC!!
Coaches provide guidance, encouragement and compassion to the players and buddies and help ensure the games run smoothly each week. There are two or three coaches per team, and they may range from high school students (must be at least 18 years old) to senior citizens. Coaches are required to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled game. Games last for one hour, and there are no practices.
Buddies (Angels in the Outfield)
Buddies are paired with one player for the entire season and often develop a very special, rewarding relationship. They provide support and encouragement while ensuring their player's safety. Buddies are required to attend their team's games for one hour and to arrive 15 minutes prior to their game. They make a season-long commitment to their player/team, sign the "Buddy Pledge" and receive community service hours. Buddies must be at least twelve years old to participate.
If you are not able to commit to the entire season, there are a limited number of spots available to be a "floater buddy" and assist with athletes when needed. You may indicate "floater buddy" during the registration process.
Game Day Volunteers
The Miracle League of Mercer County also needs volunteers to help out on the field as umpires, pitchers, catchers, pitchers, and announcers.
Provide support and encouragement to athletes as they round the bases and assist with safety and equipment. Umpires should be at least 16 years old.
Provide support and encouragement to athletes by pitching for the teams that are playing. Pitchers should be at least 16 years old.
Provide support and encouragement to athletes by catching for the teams that are playing. Catchers should be at least 12 years old. *All catchers that are under the age of 18 must wear a catchers helmet with faceguard.
Provides encouragement to the athletes by announcing their names as they are up to bat and when they are crossing home plate. Announcers should be at least 12 years old and show enthusiasm!
Register now to be a volunteer for Miracle League of Mercer County!
Field and Directions
All games are played at Miracle League of Mercer County baseball field located at the Hamilton Area YMCA Sawmill Facility. The Sawmill Facility is located at 185 Sawmill Rd in Hamilton NJ. Click here for directions.
Parking is available near the field towards the back of the Facility.
You can visit our FAQ page for more information, or feel free to contact us at (609) 581-9622 ext. 114 if you need further assistance.