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 D.C.

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 spring season (March to May) 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 Margot Locker, Community Engagement Manager, at mlocker@dcscores for more information.

Spring 2024 Events

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

Our Words Our City

Our Words Our City is the DMV region’s premier youth poetry showcase. The event will feature original spoken-word performances from DC SCORES poet-athletes and the presentation of 2024 Poet-Athlete Awards to bestselling author Jason Reynolds and Ward 4 Councilmember and DC SCORES alumna Janeese Lewis George.

Date and Time: May 7th, 2024, 4-8PM

Location: [Arena Stage] (https://maps.app.goo.gl/VZQWvcZSpUa5eYwX6)

Junior Jamboree

Our youngest poet-athletes gather for an afternoon of soccer, teambuilding activities, crafts, and fun.

Date and Time: May 15, 2024, 3-6PM.

Location: The Fields at RFK

Middle School Spring Cup

Our annual end-of-season soccer tournament for middle school poet-athletes.

Date and Time: May 31, 12-6PM (variety of shifts available)

Location: The Fields at RFK


Poet-athletes and their families gather for a combination of soccer tournaments and community activities, such as inflatable games, skills clinics, and arts and crafts.

Date and Time: June 1, 2024, 7AM-2PM (variety of shifts available)

Location: The Catholic University of America


The largest annual corporate charity soccer tournament in the nation, SCORES Cup will host 50 company teams as they battle it out to become DMV champions! All proceeds from the tournament will go to DC SCORES.

Date and Time: June 22nd, 2024, 7AM-5PM (variety of shifts available)

Location: The Fields at RFK



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, Senior Director of Commmunications, at mmacrae@dcscores.org