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Taste of Africa is one of Open Field's most important fundraising events of the year. Join us on Saturday, September 24, 2022 for an evening of food and fun as we celebrate another incredible year of Soccer + Life Skills programming that impacts more than 500 youth in Pittsburgh and hundreds more in West/Central Africa. The event is comprised of great food/ drink, live musical performances, soccer for kids, a silent auction, a dance party, and great company. We need volunteers to help with the following:
-Set up
-Bartending (serving beer/wine)
-Food distribution
-Soccer supervision
-Check-in/ registration

Volunteers are welcome to stick around to have fun before or after your shift!

3 Shifts

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  • Sat Sep 24, 2022 - 07:30 PM to 10:30 PM
    Same options for roles as 2nd shift from 7:30-9 (registration, bartend, food help, soccer supervision). HELP WITH CLEAN UP from 9-10:30
  • Sat Sep 24, 2022 - 04:30 PM to 07:30 PM
    Options for roles: Bartenders (serving beer and wine), helping with food, helping with youth soccer area, check-in guests
  • Sat Sep 24, 2022 - 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    1st shift will be dedicated to set-up: tables/ chairs, silent auction, bar set up, small soccer set up
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6401 Penn Ave, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve the lives and futures of youth through sport. Our sport-based programming creates a safe space for youth to play and learn, with an educational topic connected to every practice and game. Youth participants take on leadership roles as coaches, referees, and mentors to their peers. Youth emerge from our programs with new skills to succeed in school and in the workforce.


Open Field, (formerly known as CameroonFDP) was founded in 2010 to fill a void in social infrastructure in Southwest Cameroon by implementing sport-based educational programs using soccer to focus on leadership, life skills, and health education. A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, CameroonFDP is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is supported by FIFA Football for Hope. Our Super Cup to Develop Leaders and Super Cup to Empower Girls, regional soccer comptitions held in 2015 and 2016 respectively, created life-changing experiences for about 150 boys and girls and engaged hundreds more in educational soccer-centric programs.

In 2016, Open Field began working to create a sustainable sport for development model to replicate and scale. We call this model PLAY4PURPOSE and it integrates health, education, and employment into the game of soccer. PLAY4PURPOSE Match Day connects 7 core values with 7 pre and post-game activities. Teams are awarded points for demonstrating understanding of the values and knowledge about the topic of the day. Values include punctuality/preparedness, respect, fair play, team work, good sportsmanship, being a role model, and community engagement. Activities include warm-ups using educational games, players answering questions from the referee, team captains reading "motivational statements" to spectators, and monitoring the behaviour of coaches and players on and off the field. We don't just play. We Play. Lead. Inspire.


Children & Youth
Immigrants & Refugees
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Immigrants & Refugees, Sports & Recreation


Sat Sep 24, 2022
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
This opportunity has 3 shifts


Riverview DrivePittsburgh, PA 15214






  • Must be at least 18
  • At least ONE 3-hour shift (welcome to do more)

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