AYSO and Region 208 depend on volunteers to get the job done each week. Every coach,
referee and board member is a volunteer and devotes their time to help provide our
kids with a rewarding soccer experience. We cannot run a successful organization
without our Volunteers...please take the time to Thank them.
In addition to the people you see each week on the fields, there are many others that
help Region 208 in some capacity.
How Can I Help?
There are numerous volunteer opportunities within Region 208:
Regional Board Member:
These are the people in the Orange Shirts at the fields each week, and they help
run the organization. In addition to the
Seven Required Board
Positions, there are many other opportunities to help on the board. If you are
interested in becoming part of the Region 208 Board, please contact the Regional
Each of our 100+ teams needs a coach. Coaching your child's team can be a
rewarding experience. You do not need any experience, and training will be
provided. If you are interested in becoming a coach, contact our Coach Administrator
(firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are unable to be
a team coach, you can still be an Assistant Coach. It is a great way to be a part
of the game.
Referees are an essential part of the game of soccer. They enforce the Laws of
the Game and help ensure the game is Fun, Safe and Fair to all involved. Region
208 strives to make a referee available to every game (U8 and above), but we
can't do this without volunteers. Anyone can become a referee, including kids (10
and above)...training is provided. Becoming a referee is a good way to learn the
game of Soccer. If you are interested in becoming a referee, contact our Referee
Team Parents help keep the team organized by performing some of the "administrative"
functions of running a team. Opportunities include communications, and coordinating
the fund raising or snack schedule. Let your child's coach know you want to
help...it is much appreciated.
Each week many hours are spent mowing the fields, striping the fields, setting up
the fields for play and cleaning up after the games. See the
Grounds Crew section below for more information.
Our registration fees DO NOT cover the full cost of maintaining and improving our
fields and facilities. Region 208 is committed to maintaining our registration
fee at $100. We leverage tremendous volunteer support to keep our costs down,
but we have to fundraise to help offset the difference between our registration
revenue and actual expenses. Consider joining our fundraising team to help bring
in the dollars that support the complex. Please contact the Fundraising Coordinators,
at email@example.com, or
firstname.lastname@example.org to join their
There are many additional volunteer opportunies available throughout the year. Help
is always need for tournaments, and other events held during the season. If you
would like to help in any way, contact one of the "Orange Shirts" at the fields
on Saturdays, or send an email to
What Do I Need To Do?
If you would like to volunteer to help Region 208, either contact the appropriate
person listed above, or see one of the Orange Shirt board members at the fields on
Saturday. You will need to complete a Volunteer Application Form. This can be
completed on-line at eayso.org. Print 2 copies,
and return it to the Child & Volunteer Protection Advocate
(email@example.com). You may also pick up a
Volunteer Application Form at the Shed. When complete, return it to the Child &
Volunteer Protection Advocate. Note that a new Volunteer Application must be completed
For Coaches, Referees and Board Members, completion of the Safe Haven Training Course
is also required. This can be completed by going to
in with your eAYSO ID and last name. If you do not know your eAYSO ID, contact
Our Grounds Crew performs the following functions:
Mowing Fields. Normally done twice each week (even in the summer).
This takes about 2.5 hours with a mowing crew of two.
Field Striping. Usually done Friday Evenings.
Field Setup. Before the games on Saturday (usually between 7
and 8 AM). This normally involves:
Setting out the Corner Flags.
Setting up the goals for the U5/U6 Games.
Placing liners in the trash cans.
Checking the fields for trash and other debris.
Field Takedown. After the last game on Saturday, usually
between 3 and 4 PM.
Periodic Field Maintenance.
Please send your questions, or notification of desire to assist with any of these
activities, to firstname.lastname@example.org