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Volunteer opportunities

AYSO at a Regional level, is an all volunteer organization. It takes hundreds of volunteer coaches and referees to put on our seasons. Can't be a coach or referee? Many other volunteer opportunities are available and critical to making our organization run. 

Opportunities await you!

AYSO is the largest youth sports organization, and it takes a large number of volunteers to run our programs. 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 for FREE! 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.

If you would like to volunteer for a job described below, send
 us your name, phone number, and email address to [email protected], and we’ll contact you. If you are not sure what a particular job entails, contact us for more information.

Major volunteer jobs

Coaches, assistant coaches, referees and team parents are the backbone of our organization. We need new coaches, referees and team parents 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 you started. 

For coach information, take a look at our coach page.  
For referee information, take a look at our referee page.

Other typical volunteer tasks

Registration Volunteers Plan, schedule and market registration opportunities, answer questions from families about registration and ensure all players applying for registration successfully complete the process. Assist with walk-in registration events. Duties include taking registration paperwork, helping families with questions about registration and about volunteer opportunities, helping families with online registration at our computers and assisting with translation for non-English speakers. (6 to 8 events per year). Registration volunteers may also help with marketing material distribution (flyers to schools for example).

Division Coach Administrator - form balanced teams, recruit coaches, assure coaches receive required training, pass along league information throughout the season, answer questions and support coaches throughout the season

Coaches: Head, Assistant or Co-Coaches - teams ideally have two coaches to conduct age appropriate training sessions once or twice per week (depending on player age) and coach weekly game. 

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eferees: A center and two assistant referees are needed for each game for U10 games and older. Teams are asked to recruit two referees per team.

Team Parents: Acts as primary point to contact with the league for dissemination of information out to all players and families. Collects and makes copies of Player Registration Forms to give to coaches. Helps maintain good sportsmanship on sideline of games, makes sure parents follow AYSO parent code; coordinates volunteers for AYSO events, brings issues to coaches’ attention, makes calls with announcements. Gets phone/text calls out to all families. Handles any issues not covered by other volunteers.

Fall Season Picture Day Coordinator. Help with organizing picture day, working with the photographers, usually by email or via a phone call.  The photographer usually have their own staff, you are just responsible for setting dates and communication directly with the photographer.   

Uniform and Equipment Distribution: Prepare equipment bags for coaches prior to start of season, attend Coaches meetings prior to Fall season start to assist with handing out of uniforms and equipment, attend equipment return dates at end of season to take back equipment and assist with field repairs and re-stocking throughout the season.

Marketing and 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.

Communications Coordinator: Maintain website and draft and distribute newsletters. 

Uniform and Shirt CoordinationCoordinating 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.

Select Season Committee
. The Select season is a winter season for advanced players in the U10 through U19 age groups. 


 Website maintenance
Email administration
Newsletter administration
Game scheduler
 

Referee scheduler

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How to register as a volunteer

All AYSO volunteers who interact with players or other minors are required to register as volunteers for each membership year (August 1–July 31). 

New Volunteers:
1. Register by clicking on the "Register Now" button on the top right hand side of this website. 
2. Follow the prompts to apply as a new adult or youth volunteer.
4. Make sure to complete the electronic signature.
5. Using the menus within www.eayso.org, print out ONE copy of your volunteer application. (Making screenshots or making print outs using your browser's print function is not acceptable.)
Submit your forms
6. If you are 18 or older, bring your copy to a course or event or as otherwise instructed by staff in your community. A photo ID is required. Volunteer applications for those 18 or older must be submitted in person with a photo ID.
7. If you are younger than 18, assure that you and your parent or guardian have signed the forms. Then bring your copy to a course or event or as otherwise instructed by staff in your community. A photo ID is not required.
8. Take the Safe Haven training course.

Returning Volunteers:
1. Since this is the first year with this new Regional Management System, you will need to register using the above steps.


Thank you for volunteering!
Safe Haven course also required

All volunteers are required to take the Safe Haven course, a one-time requirement.


Questions?
Send an e-mail to [email protected]

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Youth volunteers

AYSO welcomes youth volunteers! Service to AYSO can help meet community service credits that most schools require.

Possible opportunities

Here is a list of some duties youths can volunteer for:

Youth Trainers: See the registration and training information.
Refereeing: Become trained as a referee and officiate games. See our Referee page for more information.
Registration event set up: Youth volunteers to assist with set up of registration events and to post flyers.
Uniforms: Assist with organizing and packaging of uniforms.

Registration and training

Youths who want to become referees or Youth Trainers must comply with the same registration and training requirements that adults must comply with. Registration means completing and submitting a Volunteer Application Form every year.
For coach training information, see the Coach training page. For all coach requirements, see the Coach page.
For referee training information, see the Referee page.

For further assistance, please send an e-mail.

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Contact Us

AYSO Region 1593 - Colusa County

PO Box 254 
Arbuckle, California 95912

Email Us: [email protected]
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