Our mission is to fight poverty and empower underserved communities through soccer.
We accomplish this by implementing our "Street Skills" based curriculum, which is structured to reinforce valuable life skills to our players while also promoting healthy lifestyles and growing the love of the beautiful game.
We are seeking individuals that want to be change-makers in the Philadelphia community. Our ideal volunteer is someone that enjoys meeting new people, posses the values required to be a mentor, and is willing to become a reliable member of our team.
Frequently asked questions about the SSPhilly volunteer program:
Q: Where is the program based?
A: Our field is located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. The majority of practices and events will be centered around this community.
Q: Do I need to be a soccer player to apply?
A: Absolutely not. We have many different roles available to our volunteers other than coaching. In fact, some of our best volunteers in the past have never played organized soccer before. What is most important is your ability to engage our players.
Q: What is the expected time commitment?
A: Building stable relationships and a consistent environment for our players is vital to the program’s success. We are looking for volunteers that can commit 2-5 hours a week over the course of a year (with intermittent breaks). This is not an opportunity for someone that is interested in volunteering for a month.
Q: What are some of the duties and responsibilities of a SSPhilly volunteer?
A: Facilitate recruiting efforts with our shelter partners.
Foster mentorship relationships with team players.
Attend 1-2 weekly SSUSA practices during the scheduled times for at least one year. Deliver and reinforce SSUSA curriculum with participants through guided mentorship
Q: Are there any qualifications for the positions?
A: Volunteers must attend mandatory orientation and training on February 25th.
Experience working with or volunteering with at-risk populations a plus.
Adherence to the SSUSA mission, values and strategy.
If you are interested in this position, please email Veronica Stickelman to set up a phone interview.
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2-5 weekly hours with intermittent breaks