Be a Weekend Soccer Mentor for Youth Refugees


(37.79105,-122.239975)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1701 E 19th St4521 Webster StOakland, CA 94606

About

Soccer​ ​Without​ ​Borders​ ​Oakland’s​ ​mission is​ ​to​ ​use​ ​soccer​ ​as​ ​a​ ​vehicle​ ​for​ ​positive​ ​change, providing​ ​newcomer​ ​refugee,​ ​asylee​ ​and​ ​immigrant​ ​youth​ ​with​ ​a​ ​toolkit​ ​to​ ​overcome​ ​obstacles to​ ​growth,​ ​inclusion,​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​success. SWB​ ​participants​ ​represent​ ​over​ ​35​ ​different countries,​ ​including​ ​​Iraq,​ ​El​ ​Salvador,​ ​Guatemala,​ ​Mexico,​ ​Honduras,​ ​Democratic​ ​Republic​ ​of Congo,​ ​Eritrea,​ ​Nepal,​ ​Bhutan,​ ​Rwanda,​ ​Ivory​ ​Coast,​ ​Cameroon,​ ​Somalia,​ ​and​ ​Ethiopia.

SWB​ ​Oakland​ ​runs​ ​after-school​ ​soccer​ ​programs​ ​for​ ​middle​ ​and​ ​high​ ​school​ ​newcomer​ ​youth. Our​ ​11​ ​different​ ​teams​ ​practice​​ ​during​ ​the​ ​week​ ​and​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​league​ ​games​ ​on​ ​the weekends.​ ​​Weekend​ ​Mentors​ ​are​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​serve​ ​as​ ​extra​ ​hands​ ​supporting​ ​the​ ​Head​ ​Coach during​ ​the​ ​games,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​helping​ ​transport​ ​the​ ​players​ ​to​ ​and​ ​from​ ​their​ ​games. The​ ​Weekend​ ​Mentor’s​ ​primary​ ​responsibilities​ ​are​ ​to​ ​get​ ​SWB​ ​players​ ​to​ ​and​ ​from​ ​their games,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​taking​ ​an​ ​active​ ​role​ ​on​ ​the​ ​sidelines​ ​during​ ​the​ ​game.​ ​The​ ​Head​ ​Coach​ ​will communicate​ ​exactly​ ​which​ ​kids​ ​the​ ​Weekend​ ​Mentor​ ​is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​picking​ ​up,​ ​and​ ​then assign​ ​additional​ ​jobs​ ​regarding​ ​specific​ ​game​ ​equipment​ ​or​ ​warm​ ​up​ ​activities​ ​at​ ​the​ ​field.

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Soccer
  • People Skills
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Occasional Saturdays, 5 hours per Saturday shift
  • Comfort working with youth from other cultures is imperative, as is ability to safely drive. Thanks

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