Volunteers

The Philadelphia Flyers PowerPlay is a power wheelchair floor hockey team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Power wheelchair floor hockey, more commonly known as powerhockey, is played by people who use power wheelchairs in their everyday lives.

The Flyers PowerPlay has been providing this athletic opportunity since 2003. The Flyers PowerPlay tournament team won the United States Powerhockey Championship in 2013 and the Powerhockey Cup in 2018, which saw them face the best powerhockey teams in North America.

The Flyers PowerPlay play their games at the Ambler YMCA, Haverford Area YMCA and Neumann University in Aston, PA. We play twice a month on weekends.

Our protocol for prospective volunteers is as follows:

  • All volunteers will need to submit clearances to volunteer with the Philadelphia Flyers PowerPlay organization. The clearances can be submitted when you begin service or may be emailed to the volunteer coordinator. The required clearances are Pennsylvania Criminal History Clearance and Child Abuse Clearance. The clearances are free for volunteers. Visit websites below for information and application.

Child Abuse Clearance

PA Criminal History Clearance

  • No more than two (2) volunteers per date are scheduled.
  • Visit the schedule page for the current game schedule and determine the dates you would like to volunteer.
  • Submit your request to volunteer below. Please include name, phone number, and dates you would like to volunteer when emailing your request.
  • An email will be sent to you to confirm your volunteer request.

Any forms requiring verification of volunteer service will signed by the volunteer coordinator, a coach or another representative of Philadelphia Flyers PowerPlay. It is the volunteer’s responsibility to bring any forms required by his/her school or program and request signatures.

Volunteer Duties:

  • Arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled game start time to help with the following:
  • Setup of court borders and nets, working under the direction of equipment managers Rodger Laube and/or Bill Shipman.
  • Greet players as they arrive.
  • Help players remove their coats as needed, set up sticks (following the instructions of the equipment managers) and assist with attending to player needs as they arise.
  • Help to set up spectator seating if needed.
  • During gameplay, volunteers should assist in moving border “gates” during line changes and penalties, rotate between team benches at the end of periods, and interact with players, discussing players’ individual needs, and facilitating social interaction.
  • After the game, volunteers are to assist in post-game wrap up by breaking down borders and removing nets, helping players remove their sticks, and helping players to put on coats, as needed. Volunteers are also encouraged to continue socializing with the players until they leave.
  • If refreshments are provided or a post-game party is planned, volunteers may be asked to help with set-up, assist players in obtaining food or drinks, and assist with clean-up.

Thank you for your interest. The Philadelphia Flyers PowerPlay, especially our coaches and players, look forward to having volunteers be part of our games as part of a meaningful and mutual learning experience.

If you have any questions or are looking for more information about our volunteer program, please contact Sue Lucas.