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Washington Youth Soccer Volunteer Corps!
For more than three decades, Washington Youth Soccer has been a nationwide leader in providing playing and learning opportunities for young athletes in our state — fulfilling our mission "to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of the State of Washington's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition."
In 2010, more than 140,000 kids in the state of Washington of all ages, genders, skill levels and ethnic backgrounds will come together to participate in Washington Youth Soccer events, including games, tournaments, festivals and more.
In order to continue to provide these developmental opportunities for our state's youth, we need your help! Volunteers are the backbone of the Washington Youth Soccer family, filling vital positions at every level of our operation, from coaches and club administrators, to field marshals and ticket-takers at events.
Whether a parent wanting to lend a hand, a student seeking volunteer or community service hours, or simply a community soccer enthusiast, a position in the Washington Youth Soccer Volunteer Corps provides a unique opportunity to play a key role in the success and development of youth soccer in our state — while having fun!
Below is a list of volunteer positions currently available for our 2010 Washington Youth Soccer Championships, which will run from January to April at sites throughout the state. In addition to the Championships, volunteers will also be needed for other events throughout the year. If you're interested in participating, contact Elizabeth Flannery at email@example.com.
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Field Marshals play a vital role in making sure all fields are safe and playable for the teams. Field Marshals inspect the field before the game to be sure that it is free from objects or conditions that may cause injury, including checking for loose impediments or field damage, as well as ensuring that goals are properly anchored. Field Marshals also act as the communications liaison between game officials and tournament directors, oversee concessions operations and coordinate with tournament medical staff to handle any injury situations that arise on the field.
Ticket Sellers staff the ticket booth throughout games and tournaments, assisting attendees desiring to purchase tickets and coordinating with other tournament staff to answer basic questions about schedules, fields, etc. As the first person most attendees will encounter at a tournament, the position of ticket seller is a perfect fit for anyone with an upbeat personality and strong people skills.
Program sales are an important part of a successful tournament, helping raise money for future events through sales and sponsorhip, while also keeping attendees informed about game schedules, field locations and other vital elements. Like ticket sales, this fun, interactive job is perfect for an outgoing individual who enjoys communicating with others and is willing to answer basic event-related questions.
In addition to the volunteers AT the event, help is also needed both before and after, for set-up and break-down. Set-up tasks can include erecting pop-up tents for ticket or merchandise sales, marking fields, roping off spectator areas or other such duties, while break-down includes clean-up and other related duties. Join fellow volunteers to help bring together an exciting event, then sit back during the tournament and enjoy watching teams and attendees benefit from your efforts!