Volunteer with DC SCORES!

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with DC SCORES. Volunteers are at the core of our organization, enabling us to serve more than 3,000 young people at over 60 schools across Washington DC.

Volunteers are integral to empowering DC SCORES to provide high-quality programming to poet-athletes all over our city. Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities, from refereeing kids’ gamedays to providing pro-bono photoshoots of our work.

We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds at DC SCORES. If you are interested in supporting young people in the District and have questions about our work, please contact Margot Locker (mlocker@dcscores.org) for more information.

*DC SCORES holds the right to remove any individual or group who expresses hurtful and negative comments towards a specified community or individual.

Game Day Referee


Description: During the fall season (9/20-11/9) we have weekly game days on Thursdays (4-6pm) for our elementary school program. The smooth operation of these game days relies on our volunteer referees and, with 20+ weekly games all over the city, we’re always looking for more volunteers!

Contact mlocker@dcscores for more information.

Fall 2023 Events

There are plenty of DC SCORES events happening this fall and we’re seeking volunteers to help with all of them! Sign up here if interested in learning more.

One Night One Goal

The One Night One Goal fundraising gala at Audi Field features performances from top spoken word artists, fieldside and jumbotron photo opportunities, live and silent auctions, and guest appearances from D.C. United and Washington Spirit professional soccer players.

Date and Time: October 12th, 2023, 6-10PM

Location: Audi Field

Fall Frenzy

Poet-athletes and their families gather for a combination of soccer tournaments and community activities, such as inflatable games, skills clinics, and poetry workshops at Anacostia Park. Junior Fall Frenzy will be on October 18th, 2023

Date and Time: October 28th, 2023, 10AM-3PM

Location: The Fields at RFK

Middle School Poetry Slam

Featuring original spoken word poetry from middle schoolers attending 11 schools across the city.

Date and Time: November 15th, 2023, time TBD

Location: TBD

Capital Cup

At the end of the fall season, the District’s best middle school soccer teams compete in a series of thrilling playoff games to be crowned champions of the 2023 DC SCORES Capital Cup.

Date and Time: November 17th, 2023, 4PM-8PM

Location: Audi Field

Elementary School Poetry Slams

Poet-athletes from over 40 schools perform in front of parents, family members, and local community leaders, over three consecutive nights at public school auditoriums across the city.

Date: November 29th (Westside) and 30th (Eastside), 2023, time TBD

Location: TBD



DC SCORES seeks photographers/videographers to help us capture and tell the stories of our program. We frequently use photographs and videos of our students, coaches, and volunteers in various marketing materials and online. All skill levels are welcome.

When? At your convenience. We always need help at our events, but we also seek photos and videos from daily programming throughout the year.

Where? At sites throughout DC. We will do our best to place you based on your location and mode of transportation.

Want to get involved? Contact Mairead MacRae, Director of Commmunications, at mmacrae@dcscores.org