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 previous soccer knowledge is required for any role. We provide all required training/certification. Read on to find the volunteer role that suits you!
Team & Game Volunteers
Each team has certain on-the-field roles (i.e. Coach, Manager, Referee, Chaperone) that are necessary for the weekly success of that team, and each team is required to provide a minimum of three referees, so we can ensure that our games are safe, fair, and fun for the players. Team Referees earn Volunteer Points, which are used to qualify the team for special awards or advancement in the playoffs.
More Detail: Team & Game Volunteer Roles
Off-The-Field Admin Volunteers:
Rather than helping out only with one particular team, parents may choose to take on a role that benefits their division or the SM AYSO region as a whole. Many roles can be done from home on a flexible schedule. (Safe Haven online training & certification will be required for many roles.)
More Detail: Off-The-Field Admin Volunteer Roles
Ready For Even More Adventure?
If you are ready for an even more active role, we’ve got that too! Please click over to:
Exec Board / Senior Staff Volunteer Roles
Still Haven’t Found Your Ideal Volunteer Role?
If you have an area of interest, but haven’t seen it listed, please contact us – we can likely find a way to make it work for you. Email our Director of Volunteer Recruitment.
Opt-Out & Pay
In rare instances, due to logistical reasons, it may be impossible for a parent to volunteer in any way (i.e., working out of the country). In such cases, they may choose to Opt Out of volunteering by making an Opt Out Donation of $350 per child. However, your volunteer participation is much more valuable to our region and your child.
All AYSO volunteers are required to register with AYSO National (www.eAYSO.org) annually.
This is separate from player registration. Click here to complete adult volunteer registration.