Volunteering & Fundraising

Tired of working countless bingos, selling (or buying) books of raffle tickets, and bottle drives?  Try Kronos on for size!

Our club's goal is to provide professionally coached training programs, at high quality facilities, with reasonable fees and volunteer/fundraising commitments.  Kronos Volunteering and Fundraising helps subsidize our fees by approximately $1000 per athlete!

Kronos Volunteer / Fundraising Requirements - 2019/20 Season

Below are a few highlights for our 2019/20 season. Our full volunteering & fundraising policy can be reviewed during registration.

Please note, there is NO casino scheduled for the 2019/20 season.

Kids of Steel spring programs:

• Volunteer at Calgary Kids of Steel, plus earn 10 volunteering points through the season

• volunteering/fundraising deposit amount is $100

Kids of Steel Winter program, Youth Duathlon (10-13):

• Volunteer at Calgary Kids of Steel, plus earn 20 volunteering points through the season

• volunteering/fundraising deposit amount is $200

Development / Adult half / University Half, Duathlon (14+) and Swim Only Programs:

• Volunteer at Calgary Kids of Steel plus, earn 30 volunteering points through the season

• volunteering/fundraising deposit amount is $300

Competitive & Elite squad, University Full, Adult Full programs:

• Volunteer at Calgary Kids of Steel, plus, earn 50 volunteering points through the season

• volunteering/fundraising deposit amount is $500

Calgary Kids of Steel volunteering means a shift or combination of shifts totaling at least 4 hours. Athletes in Development, Duathlon and Elite programs are expected to assist younger athletes on race day, which does not count as a volunteering shift.

Deposits

For the 2019/20season, we require a post dated deposit cheque (post dated for August 1, 2020). Your deposit cheque is due by the 2nd Sunday of the training season.

Payment in Lieu of Volunteering

If you are not planning to volunteer this year, we highly encourage you to pay your volunteer deposit up front (during registration). This provides the club with awareness of your intent, and allows us to plan in advance for additional paid help where needed.

Examples of volunteering points:

5 CREDITS

  • Volunteer at a small scale event (swim meet, fun run, aquathlon etc.)

  • Volunteer at any race event approved by Kronos for volunteering points.

10 CREDITS

• Bring an additional volunteer (family, friends etc.) to help with a casino or Calgary Kids of Steel shift (4hrs+).

20 CREDITS

• Volunteer as a committee member (marketing, coaches, programs, athletes, fundraising, members etc.)

• Various Special Projects (assisting with organization of a fundraising event, auditing / review of financials etc.)

30 CREDITS

• Volunteer as a Calgary Kids of Steel captain.

Opportunities are available to captain the run course, bike course, pool, finish line, food, equipment, and a few other functions.

• Board member

• Committee Chair

• Training camp or competition travel chaperone

LARGER CREDITS / POSSIBLE FEE DISCOUNTS

Special credits and/or fee discounts may be available for positions requiring specialized skills, or a significant sustained effort through the year. In these cases, our President/Board will review the position and establish credits. Examples:

  • Bookkeeper

  • Volunteer Coordinator

  • Membership administration

  • Kids of Steel Race Director

  • Future Champions bike mechanic

  • Coaching assistant (administrative tasks etc.)

Kronos Volunteer/Fundraising Requirements - 2018/19 Season:

  • Kronos Casino event

    • our largest source of fundraising!

  • A half day of volunteering at our annual Calgary Kids of Steel race, hosted & operated by the Kronos Triathlon Club each year in June.

    • our largest source of new athletes, and all proceeds go towards supporting Kronos programs!

  • one or two fundraising events through the year (optional, but very popular!)

    • Kickin It With Kronos - an adults only party and silent auction open to members, family & friends!

    • Fall Fundraiser - details TBA, typically a raffle event or sale of products to support the club.

  • For certain programs, athletes and their parents are also required to earn volunteer credits through general club volunteering, or helping out with key events (internal or external).

    • Development / Flex Programs: 30 credits

    • Performance Programs; 50 credits

  • Kronos requires a volunteer deposit, which will be cashed at the end of the season should any of the volunteering or fundraising requirements not be met.

    • Kids of Steel: $100

    • Development / Flex: $400

    • Performance: $600

In addition to our minimum volunteer requirements, many of our parents and athletes choose to go above and beyond to support the club.  For those eager to help, we have many opportunities with our board of directors, Kinetico Kids of Steel event, various committees, and 3rd party race events that offer direct support for our club. 

Volunteer Credit Guidelines

Volunteering credits can be earned by the athlete, their parents, siblings, extended family or friends. Age restrictions may apply for certain opportunities. The following are examples of typical volunteer credits.

10 credits

  • Volunteer at a Kronos supported race, event, or fundraiser

  • Bring an additional volunteer (family, friends etc.) to help with Casino, CKOS, or another Kronos sponsored race.

20 credits

  • Committee Member (marketing, coaches, programs, athletes, fundraising, members etc.)

  • Special Projects (assisting with organization of a fundraising event, auditing / review of financials etc.)

30 credits

  • CKOS Race Captain (run, bike, transition, finish line, or equipment captain)

  • Board member

  • Committee Chair

  • Training camp or competition travel chaperone

Other positions

Special credits and/or fee discounts may be available for positions requiring specialized skills, or a significant sustained effort through the year. In these cases, our President/Board will review the position and establish credits. Examples:

  • Bookkeeper

  • Kids of Steel Race Director

  • Future Champions bike mechanic

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