Game Day Referee


Description: DC SCORES’ soccer leagues focus on our three values: teamwork, leadership, and commitment. Basic soccer knowledge is required and volunteers are asked to complete a brief, one-time mandatory training on DC SCORES league rules.

Requirements: For elementary school games: volunteers will be asked to make basic calls, such as throw-ins, corner kicks, and goal kicks. For middle school games: volunteers will be expected to call additional fouls, indirect/direct kicks, and offside. Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age.

When? Thursdays (Elementary) from 3:45pm to 6pm.

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

Schedule The Spring SCORES season begins on March 11th.

Want to get involved? Sign up to volunteer by filling out the Volunteer Referee Application!

Assistant Coach

Assistant coach

Description: Assistant coaches are able to sign up for soccer and/or writing programming. Soccer coaches assist with after-school practices and game days as need (Thursdays - Elementary and Friday - Middle). Writing coaches help with teaching the fundamentals of poetry (fall season) or designing and implementing the school service-learning project (spring).

Requirements & process: 18 years or older, commit to at least 2-3 days a week and have a negative TB test from the last two years.

  1. Fill out our volunteer application.

  2. Pass background check, submit a negative TB test and attend coach training.

  3. Start coaching!


Weekdays between 3-6 PM. Exact times vary across each site.

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? Check back in August 2019 for more information and the application link!

Special Events



Our largest fundraiser – an annual adult soccer tournament made up of local companies, law firms, small businesses and soccer organizations. Volunteer roles include setup/breakdown, registration, field marshals, lunch servers, and photography.

Date: June 22, 2019

Where: Maryland SoccerPlex

Want to get involved?: Sign up to volunteer HERE!

DC SCORES Cup Free Agent Registration

If soccer is your big passion and you would like to participate in the largest annual charity soccer tournament in the Washington, DC area and one of DC SCORES’ largest fundraisers, then this volunteer opportunity is for you!

We are looking for people who can play on the DC SCORES Cup as free agents.

Want to get involved? CLICK HERE

Summer camp

Summer Camp Counselor

The 2019 Summer Camp Counselor application is now closed. We will open applications for next summer in April 2020.

Fall Frenzy

A day-long celebration of our fall season that includes soccer games and outdoor activities for our elementary school students and their families.

Date: Mid-October 2019

Location: Trinity Washington University

**Want to get involved? Stay tuned for volunteer registration information.

Poetry Slam!

This two-night, spoken-word competition features DC SCORES students performing their original poetry. Volunteer roles include set-up/breakdown, registration, ushers, scoring assistants, and stagehands.

Dates: Mid-November 2019 (three consecutive nights)

Locations: Three different locations are booked for each competition night, one for Middle Schools, Westside elementary schools, and Eastside elementary schools. Locations will be released in October 2019.



The culminating event of the DC SCORES programming year, filled with soccer games, arts and crafts, and more for DC SCORES students and their families.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 (elementary) and Saturday, June 8, 2019 (middle)

Location: Anacostia Park



DC SCORES seeks photographers/videographers to help us capture and tell the stories of our program. We frequently use photographs and video 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 also 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 Lorena Palacios at lpalacios@dcscores.org