Arthur Ashe Kids' Day (AAKD) presented by Hess is just around the corner and we hope that you will be able to join us for another exciting year of tennis and entertainment. AAKD is Saturday, August 24th, from 9:30am-3pm. In past years there has been an attendance of over 30,000 people. This year, we fully expect another record breaking day of interactive games and activities for children and adults, along with the stadium show featuring musical talent and the best tennis players in the world!
Our 550 volunteers play an important role. With at least 13 active courts and grounds full of various activities and events, our volunteers are key to making the day a success. While the courts are staffed with tennis teaching professionals, we need volunteers to help with activities like monitoring the flow of participants, supervising court safety, and assisting with picking up balls and equipment. Volunteers are also responsible for supporting various grounds activities that happen throughout the day - such as distributing hats, conducting surveys, providing directions or assistance, and monitoring crowds.
If you're interested in volunteering for the day, you must attend a mandatory orientation at the Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan on Friday, August 23rd at 7:00pm. Assignments, credentials, and AAKD shirt will be available only at this meeting. We do not arrange for alternate pick-up of these items unless you have already been assigned to a volunteer group.
> All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older as of June 29, 2013.
> Volunteer commitment time is for Saturday, August 24th, 7:30am - 3:30pm. There is no rain date for this event.
> Volunteers will receive a lunch stipend, AAKD hat, and AAKD shirt.
> The Friday, August 23rd Volunteer Orientation is mandatory for all volunteers, even if you have participated in the past.
> Each participant must register online and mail us a signed Release and Consent form (available upon submission of online form or you may click here).
> Deadline for online volunteer registration is 5:00 PM ET, July 15, 2013.
> All Release and Consent forms must be received no later than July 31, 2013 (available upon submission of online form or you may click here).
> We will notify you via email if you have been accepted to volunteer by July 31, 2013. Mere completion of this application does not guarantee that you will be accepted to serve as a volunteer.
You must complete this online form in order to be eligible to participate.