Volunteer

Game Day Referee

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 Junior SCORES, no specific referee knowledge is required. Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age, have a negative TB test from the last two years, and pass a background check.

When? Thursdays (Elementary) from 3:45pm to 6pm.
Wednesday (Junior SCORES) from 3:45pm to 5:30pm.

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

Schedule Fall SCORES games will begin on September 18th.

Want to get involved? Stay tuned for the Spring 2020 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!

When:

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? Fall 2019 Volunteer Coach Applications are now closed.


Special Events

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Poetry Slam

This three-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:

  • Middle School Poetry Slam – Tuesday, November 19
  • Westside Poetry Slam – Wednesday, November 20
  • Eastside Poetry Slam – Thursday, November 21

Locations:


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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: October 2020

Location: TBD

Want to get involved? Volunteer information will be released in August 2020.


DC SCORES Cup

DC SCORES Cup

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 2020

Where: TBD

Want to get involved?: Please check back in May 2020 to sign up to volunteer!


Summer camp

Summer Camp Counselor

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


Jamboree

Jamboree

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


Other

Photography/Videography

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