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Being an AYSO Volunteer

BEING AN AYSO VOLUNTEER

 

 

WHAT ARE VOLUNTEERS?

People who give freely of their time and talent to a worthwhile group or cause. A volunteer is someone who believes that people make a difference and is willing to prove it.

WHAT IS AN AYSO VOLUNTEER?

A coach, a referee, a registrar, a fundraiser, a field marker, a publicist, a treasurer - many people, all contributing their time and efforts to make AYSO a great program for our soccer-playing kids.

Look below for a list of positions that we are actively seeking volunteers.

WHY DOES AYSO NEED VOLUNTEERS?

AYSO needs volunteers because people power runs AYSO. Volunteers strengthen AYSO by giving their time and energy, their ideas and ideals. Volunteers make AYSO happen.

WHO CAN BE AN AYSO VOLUNTEER?

Almost anyone can volunteer. Moms, dads, sisters, brothers, grandparents, even friends. We need women and men, young, middle-aged and "young at heart" folks. AYSO wants volunteers who want to help make our soccer program a fun experience for kids. 

Everyone plays in AYSO, and everyone has something special to contribute to the program.

  • They contribute a special skill or ability.
  • They contribute their time.
  • They contribute their energy.
  • They contribute themselves.

WHAT DO AYSO VOLUNTEERS DO?

  • They do what is needed to make the program work.
  • They coach teams and stuff envelopes.
  • They referee games and write checks.
  • They line the field and work in the snack bar.
  • They put up goals and take down nets.
  • They take registrations and raise funds.
  • They bandage knees and schedule games.
  • They put up posters and take pictures.
  • They buy equipment and go to meetings.
  • They call meetings and run computer programs.
  • They make decisions and make a difference.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Below are the various positions for which we are actively seeking volunteers:

Registration

Without registration, we have no program.  Help to register players and volunteers.  We only do this 4 days per year, but we need a lot of help.  Primary responsibilities include: greeting parents, reviewing player registration forms for completeness and assisting with the online registration process.  We provide all the training on the days of the registration event.

Coach

Spend quality time with your child and bring smiles to a whole team.  We provide training clinics, coach manuals and equipment.  You provide the fun.  Moms and Dads welcomed!!  No experience needed. Responsible for running the team practices and making line-ups at games.  See Becoming a Coach for more information.

Assistant Coach

Help your child’s coach.  Again, we provide training.  See Becoming a Coach for more information.

Referee

We provide training and equipment (no experience needed); you get to learn the laws of the game and to blow a whistle as loud as you can.  Start in U8 and do just a few games.  You are more than welcome to referee your child’s game.  See Becoming a Referee for more information.

Assistant Registrar
Work with the Region Registrar to organize the yearly player registration event and process wait-listed players, throughout the year as needed, to be assigned to a team.  No experience necessary.  We provide all the training required.
Publicity

Work on our newsletter and/or website or help distribute information about our program to participants in the program and the community.  When needed, deliver fliers about our program to schools and businesses.  Wherever you can pitch in, we’d be glad for the assistance.
Webmaster

Manage the administration and development of our Region's website.  Experience with Joomla web content management is a plus, but not required.

Special Events

Picture Day, Region Picnic, other events.

Events Coordinator

Responsible for coordinating various events for the Region, such as Picture Day and the Region Picnic.

Assistant Treasurer

Work with the Region Treasurer to keep an accurate accounting of all the monies received and paid out.  No experience necessary.  We provide all the training required.

Auditor

The Auditor is responsible for auditing, on a yearly basis, the Region’s accounting practices and other operating practices for compliance to AYSO’s National Guidelines.  We provide all the training, manuals and procedures required to perform this position.

Assistant Child & Volunteer Protection Advocate (CVPA)

Assist the Region CVPA in ensuring that all volunteers are registered with the Region and help administer the Safe Haven program.  We provide all the training, manuals and procedures required to perform this position.

Assistant Safety Director

Assist the Region Safety Director who is responsible for all aspects of the Region’s safety.

Purchasing

We buy lots of things – you can help pick them out.

Fields and Grounds

Help to make sure our fields are in playable condition and are left in good shape.

HOW DO AYSO VOLUNTEERS HELP THEMSELVES?

AYSO volunteers gain satisfaction and growth from their experiences. They make new friends. They learn new skills. They develop creativity. They investigate new careers. They enrich their lives.

HOW DO I BECOME AN AYSO VOLUNTEER?

It's easy.

  • You can sign up to volunteer while you are registering your child.
  • During the registration process, select the appropriate program and role that you would like to sign up for and enter all required information.
  • If you did not sign up to volunteer while registering your child, you can sign up at a later date.
  • Log in to your account and click on the Volunteer tab >> and then click on Find Volunteer Roles.

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c/o Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation, 40555 Utica Rd. P.O. Box 8009
Sterling Heights, Michigan 48311

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