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Welcome Parent Volunteers
Everyone Plays! Everyone Volunteers!
Santa Monica AYSO Region 20 is a 100% volunteer organization. As a result, we are able to charge the lowest possible fee for children to play organized soccer in our area. To make this work, each family is expected to volunteer an average of one hour per week per child. For some parents that might mean weekly involvement, while for others it may mean concentrating their participation a few times a year, such as with a special event or preparing the launch of a new season. Every parent has either a special talent or simply some spare time to help. No soccer knowledge is required for any role. We provide all required training/certification.
Each team has certain on-the-field roles that are necessary for the weekly success of that team, i.e, Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Manager, & Practice Chaperone. In addition, each team is required to provide a minimum of 3 referees, so we can ensure that our games are safe, fair & fun for the players. Team Referees earn Volunteer Points, which are used to qualify the team for special awards or advancement in the playoffs. Learn more about Team Volunteer Roles.
The remaining parents are expected to assist in an off-the-field administrative capacity. Read through these descriptions to see what appeals to you. There are lots of choices! Learn more about Administrative Volunteer Roles.
If you have an area of interest, but don’t see it listed, please contact us - we can likely find a way to make it work for you. AYSO National has a list of numerous potential volunteer roles for our region, with descriptions of each role. View descriptions of AYSO National's potential volunteer roles here.
All AYSO volunteers are required to register with AYSO National annually.
This is separate from player registration. View steps/links to complete adult volunteer registration.