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.
- People Skills
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Relationship Building
- Youth Services
Good Match For
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