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Volunteer opportunities


Can't be a coach or referee? Many other volunteer opportunities await you! Read here and below.

Opportunities are awaiting you!

AYSO is the largest youth sports organization in Davis, and it takes a large number of volunteers to run our program to support over 1,800 players. We have all kinds of jobs, and there is definitely one that will fit your schedule and interest. Some jobs are year-round, some just for one season. Some jobs can be done during the week, some during the weekend. There is something for everyone! If you don’t know how to do the job, we’ll train you!

Please read over this job list. We are describing general categories of jobs for the most part. Most of these jobs should be performed by a committee, with one or two coordinators and a number of helpers. The more people involved the less time any individual has to spend on the job.

Check one or more activities that you would like to help us with. Give us your name, phone number, and email address, and we’ll contact you. If you are not sure what a particular job entails, contact the AYSO Commissioner at commissioner@davisayso.org for more information. The descriptions here are very brief and incomplete.

Major volunteer jobs

Coaches, assistant coaches, and referees are needed every season. We cannot have games without them. We realize that most new volunteers have little to no experience related to soccer so we provide great training to get them started.


Other typical volunteer tasks

Marketing

  • Advertising. Working with local businesses who want to advertise with us. 
  • Publicity. Getting word out about registration dates and methods to the newspaper and other locations, publicity for upcoming clinics 
  • Communications Coordinator 

Shirt Coordination

  • Coordinating bids and orders with shirt vendors when there are bulk buys 
  • Coordinating distribution of shirts. Shirts go to a large variety of AYSO participants.
  • Management of graphic logos for orders. need basic skills with Adobe Illustrator. 

Registration Help

  • Registration Data Entry. Entering registration payment information in our database in April through August 
  • Volunteer Registration. All volunteers submit application forms, and someone needs to coordinate the management of these forms, and edit a database. 
  • Walk-in Registration Assistance. Assist with walk-in registration days, for either Fall or Spring registration. Duties include working the registration table, filing, sorting, stamping, etc. 

Seasonal Duties (Fall & Spring)

  • Coaching Staff 
  • Referee Staff 
  • Fall Season Game Records Keeper 
  • Fall Season Picture Days. Help with organizing picture day, working with the photographers. 
  • Game Day Safety/Clean-Up. Making sure that the goals are set up safely, emergency repairs during the day, making sure that the fields have been picked up properly 
  • Uniform Distribution 

Tournaments / Committees

  • Field Management Committee. Preparing the fields for use, reserving fields, short range planning, long range planning. 
  • Field Equipment Committee. Purchasing nets & goals, repairing equipment, organizing equipment for the new season, helping to get fields set up on Saturdays. 
  • Fall Tournament. Overall coordination of our season-ending Fall Tournament, working at a tournament table, scorekeeping, field preparation 
  • Select Season Committee. The Select season is a winter season for advanced players in the U10 through U19 age groups. 
  • Davis World Cup Committee. This is our major fundraiser of the year, held on Memorial Day Weekend. It supports our general fund, benefiting all players in our program. 
  • Tournament Scorekeepers 
  • VIP Committee 
  • Davis AYSO Board 

Other Duties

  • Uniform & Equipment Recycling. Collecting used uniforms and equipment at the end of the year and preparing them for distribution to a needy organization or country. 
  • Librarian. Help to organize and setup AYSO's library of instructional videos and books that coaches and referees can check out. 
  • Other two-four–hour jobs as needed.

 

Technical

  • Website maintenance: davisayso.org (uses Google Sites) and davisworldcup.org (uses WordPress)
  • Email administration (Google Apps)
  • Newsletter administration (Constant Contact)
  • Referee scheduler maintenance: refscheduler.net

Can youths volunteer?
Certainly, YES! See our youth volunteer page for details.

Questions about volunteering?
Send an e-mail to volunteers@davisayso.org

Volunteer registration
Volunteers, such as coaches and referees, who interact with players and other minors are required to register every year. See the volunteer registration page for details.

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