Volunteer

AYSO is a volunteer-run organization.  None of the coaches, referees, board members, or other volunteers are paid for what they do to provide AYSO soccer to our community. 

Some people think they are too busy to volunteer for AYSO.  If this is you, please consider:  there are many ways to volunteer that don't have the same time requirements as coaching and don't require being on the field, and the people who are volunteering are busy people too.  The best way for you to ensure your child has a good soccer experience is for you to get involved.

For more information about volunteering within AYSO, see this page on becoming a volunteer.

Application Process

All AYSO volunteers must be registered with AYSO, and must submit a volunteer application each year.

The first step with submitting a new application or to renew an application is to go to the region's new registration web site. If you have never used this site, click on one of the buttons at the top right of the page that applies to your situation. For instance, if you have never volunteered or registered a player, click "Register Now." The web site will guide you through creating an account so that you can fill out the volunteer application.

If you have volunteered or registered a player before, first log into the site using your username and password. Once logged in, you will see a page with a menu at the top and a collection of links.  Choose the 'My Account' link to view your account information.  In the resulting page, click on 'Volunteer' from the set of buttons on the left side of the page.  This page shows all the roles you've volunteered for.  To volunteer for a new role, click the 'Find Volunteer Roles' button near the top right of the page to see a list of roles available for you to choose.   After you select a role, the web site will step through several pages asking for information.  One tip: if you are going to volunteer for multiple roles, do the registration process completely for one role, then go back and add the additional roles.  If you do this, the web site will auto-fill your information for the additional roles.

Note that there are specific roles for Youth Referee and Youth VIP Buddy.  Use these roles for youth volunteers instead of the 'adult' version of the role, because the web site asks for a different information for youth than adults.

After selecting the role you (or your youth) are going to volunteer for, you are presented a page listing the people who have access to your account.  For adult volunteers, choose yourself or whomever you are registering for.  For youth volunteers, choose "Invite New Account User."  The system will then give you a web form in which you enter your youth volunteer's information.

For new volunteers, the Region 390 Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate (CVPA) must verify your identity. Print two copies of your volunteer application form and bring them and a photo ID to any Region 390 registration period.  If there are no open registration periods scheduled, contact us using our Contact Us form to coordinate when you will turn in your forms.

If you are a returning volunteer, you no longer need to turn in paper forms to the Region's CVPA. Instead, you can e-sign your application form in the registration site, and no paper forms or ID verification with the registrar is required.

If you have already volunteered, the registration site also has links to update your volunteer information, print your volunteer form, and view your current certifications (for coaches, referees, and other administrative roles).  In particular, make note of your AYSO volunteer ID from your volunteer form (or the "My Account" page, Volunteer tab, if you've already volunteered).

Training

AYSO provides training for most of its volunteer roles.  Which training is required depends on the role you're volunteering for.  All online training is now available at the new AYSO U web site.  The first page you see when visiting the AYSO U web site has a link saying 'Login to AYSO SSO' near the bottom for people who already have AYSO accounts.   To see what training is available, and to enroll in a course, log in to the AYSO U web site using the same account you used with the Region 390 new registration site.

Once logged in, you can get step-by-step instructions about how to enroll in a course by clicking on the 'My Courses' tab near the top of the page, and then clicking on the 'Open' button next to the 'How Tos for Volunteers' item.

Safe Haven All volunteers who work with players in any way must complete AYSO Safe Haven training in addition to submitting a volunteer form. The Save Haven training can be taken online at the AYSO U web site.