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Veteran Youth Soccer Coach - Street Soccer USA/UP2US

Street Soccer USA (SF)

Aug. 27, 2018, 3 a.m. - Sept. 2, 2019, 3 a.m.

Up2Us Sports is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring youth to achieve their potential by providing them with coaches trained in positive youth development. We do this by identifying, training, and supporting coaches who bring sports-based youth development to low-income communities as part of our national service programs to help fight childhood obesity, to inspire academic success, and to reduce youth violence.Street Soccer USA uses the power of soccer to help people of all ages and backgrounds discover their strengths and take positive steps forward in their lives. Our unique curriculum connects soccer skills to life skills, giving our players the tools they need to unlock the promise in themselves. By hosting community-based events, connecting with community partners, and showing up for practices and games, we create the space for our players to cultivate trusting relationships and develop the confidence to succeed. Responsibilities Encourage participants to gain and develop life skills, knowledge, and techniques through soccer, using lessons learned at Up2Us Sports’ and Street Soccer USA training events. Embody SSUSA Curriculum & Methodology to lead youth practices four or more times per week, Monday - Saturday for one service year. Perform data collection activities including roster development for attendance tracking and reporting, fitness testing, and administering impact surveys as directed by your Up2Us Coach Program Manager Act as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the community and youth served Completion of monthly reflection logs Attend/participate in Up2Us Coach monthly trainings, meetings, and special initiatives Eligibility Requirements Veteran applicants are given priority to this position Pass all necessary Federal and State background checks Must have, or be working toward, a High School diploma, GED or it’s equivalent Ability to commit to required hours of Up2Us Coach service Qualifications A focus on helping youth become successful young people Strong communication and interpersonal skills A commitment to improving conditions and providing opportunities for all youth Flexibility and adaptability in work style and in work environment Can manage a dynamic work schedule with other jobs, personal responsibilities, school, etc. Able to meet deadlines and complete tasks/projects on-time Compensation/ Benefits AmeriCorps Living Allowance (900 Hours = $7,700) End-of-Service Education Award (900 hours = $2,907) 40 hours of research-based training and professional development Sports-Based Youth Development Certification Uniform/gear provided by Uniqlo and Nike Access to the Up2Us Sports network of over 1200 youth sports organizations Free access to play with other SSUSA Coaches, Volunteers, and Supporters in the SSUSA’s I PLAY FOR Soccer League in San Francisco.

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701 Oak St
San Francisco, California 94117

Up2Us Americorps Coach (SF Bay Area)

Up2Us Sports

Sept. 1, 2018, 3 a.m. - Aug. 31, 2019, 3 a.m.

This role is for people who are passionate about supporting youth and who are willing to commit to a year of service at a community sports-based youth development program.About Up2Us Sports & AmeriCorpsFounded in 2010, Up2Us Sports is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring youth to achieve their potential by providing them with coaches trained in positive youth development. We do this by identifying, training, and supporting coaches who bring sports-based youth development to low-income communities as part of our national service program, Up2Us Coach. Up2Us Coach and Up2Us Training focus on providing coaches with positive youth development and mentoring strategies to help fight childhood obesity, to inspire academic success, and to reduce youth violence. While cultivating caring, trust-based relationships with the youth they serve, Up2Us Coaches can make a great impact and experience meaningful connections within their community.AmeriCorps State and National programs provide thousands of Americans each year the opportunity to improve the lives of their fellow citizens through long-term service efforts in their local community.Principal Member Duties and ResponsibilitiesDuring the term of service, the Up2Us AmeriCorps Coach will primarily serve in a direct-service role at his/her host site for a total of 900 hours over the course of 12 months (apx20 hrs/wk). Direct-service duties and responsibilities must account for at least 70% of the coach’s total service term hours, align with Up2Us Sports’ mission and goals, and coincide with the following guidelines:Sports Based Youth Development (SBYD) Coaching (70%)Lead SBYD programming (schedule, activity/sport determined by the host site) for at least 80 youth participantsWith support of the host site and Up2Us, comply with host site training and guidance for program implementationMaintain knowledge of and implement Up2Us SBYD training strategies and techniquesCreate and utilize lesson plans that maximize youth physical fitness and skill developmentIncorporate opportunities to recognize, practice, and develop competence in the Up2Us High Impact Attributes (life skills for healthy decision making) during sport activitiesEnhance skill development during non-sport enrichment activities by intentionally connecting and cascading skill competence learned from sports sessions with classroom and community applicationsCreate and foster an inclusive team culture by maintaining a safe space, by encouraging pro-social connections, and by practicing positive traditionsServe as a supportive mentor by consistently showing belief in youth participants and by celebrating their successesIncorporate "informal time" into program activities to strengthen relationships with and among youth participantsSupport program recruitment effortsSet up and break down for program/practice/activityMaintain/organize equipmentVolunteer Recruitment/Community Engagement (7%)Recruit and engage ongoing volunteers in program activitiesTrack volunteer participation using a volunteer logBuild strong relationships and gain trust within the community (including but not limited to parents, guardians, volunteers, school staff, and partners) in order to serve the needs of youth participantsAct as an ambassador of Up2Us Sports and the host site by spreading awareness about SBYD programmingReporting Relationships (5%)Report to and collaborate with the Up2Us Sports Program ManagerReport to and collaborate with the Host Site Supervisor and other host site staff membersSupport volunteers at the host siteSubmit bi-weekly timesheetsReport student safety concernsData Collection (8%)Accurately monitor youth participation in SBYD programming at the host site using the Up2Us roster for the duration of the service termAdminister pre and post physical fitness testing (PACER) to youth participants at the host siteAdminister pre and post Up2Us High Impact Attribute (HIA) Survey to youth participants at the host siteComplete pre and post Up2Us Coach SurveysComplete additional data collection required by host site (eg: attendance, surveys, youth performance reviews)The Up2Us AmeriCorps Coach will also engage in training and professional development as part of his/her service term. Training is not considered direct service and will not exceed 20% of the coach’s total service term hours. Training duties and responsibilities are as follows:Training & Professional Development (10%)Attend and complete all training and professional development sessions required by Up2Us and the host site in order to provide high-quality direct service and to successfully complete the service termComplete all required knowledge checks to achieve Up2Us Sports SBYD CertificationBasic EligibilityMembers must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residentsMembers must be 18 years old, or 17 with written parental/guardian consentMembers must have or be working toward a High School diploma, GED, or its equivalentMembers must consent to a background check performed by Up2Us Sports. The term of service is always contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check. The results of state and FBI criminal history background checks and national sexual offender checks through the National Sex Offender Public Registry Website (NSOPW) are considered.Members must commit to the entire term of serviceMembers must have access to consistently reliable transportation (eg: personal vehicle or public transit)Military Veterans have priority status for this positionDesired QualificationsExpresses commitment and excitement to a year of service to the community by coaching youth sportsValues making connections with people (especially youth) and building relationshipsAbie to encounter challenges with a solution mindset and remain optimistic despite setbacksHas flexibility and adaptability in work style and in work environmentCan manage a dynamic "work" schedule with other jobs, personal responsibilities, school, etcAble to meet deadlines and complete tasks/projects on-time

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701 Oak Street
San Francisco, California 94117

826 Valencia After-school Tutoring

826 Valencia

June 7, 2019, 3 a.m. - Aug. 19, 2019, 3 a.m.

Requirements for working with youth:Available on Mondays through Thursdays 2:30PM - 6:00PM, AND/OR Sundays 2:15PM - 4:30PM18 years of age or olderAble to provide or obtain proof of a negative TB test from within the past four years or clear TB risk assessment from health care providerWilling to submit to a LiveScan background checkExcited about supporting the development of young learners!After-School Tutoring:We are currently accepting applications for volunteers with weekday afternoon availability to participate in our After-School Tutoring program at 826 Valencia during the 2019 - 2020 school year. The program takes place Monday-Thursday in two shifts from 2:30-5:30 PM and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 PM. The program is free for students, with approximately 84 students enrolled this past year and 50-60 students in attendance each afternoon.You will have the opportunity to work with the same students week after week! These students come to 826 for help with their reading and homework, including social studies, writing assignments, spelling exercises, math, science, and general reading - so you may have the chance to exercise skills other than writing. *We currently have a high need for volunteers who are comfortable tutoring math, with weekday afternoon availability.*We depend upon our energetic, caring tutors to ensure that we have one-on-one interaction with every student. Plus, it's a blast.Next Steps:If you are interested in working with the same group of students week after week, please sign up at to begin your process in becoming an active volunteer.Questions? Comments? Concerns? Shoot an email to

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826 Valencia Street
San Francisco, California 94110

Development And Events Volunteer

Prc (Aka Positive Resource Center)

June 10, 2019, 3 a.m. - Dec. 31, 2019, 3 a.m.

Development and Events VolunteerPRC is looking for an organized and experienced individual to assist with fundraising campaigns and events on an ongoing basis. Recently, Positive Resource Center merged with the AIDS Emergency Fund and Baker Places to form PRC, a San Francisco-based nonprofit whose mission is to help people affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use, or mental health issues better realize opportunities by providing integrated legal, social, and health services that address the broad range of social risk factors that impact wellness and limit potential.DescriptionAssist the development team with various functions, including data collection and reporting, donor appreciation and communications, mailings, and silent auction coordination and execution. The volunteer selected for this position will report to the Annual Fund Manager with support from the Director of Community Engagement.ResponsibilitiesData Entry/Database - Help to input and maintain donor database.Special Events - Support the development team on coordination and logistics for any and all special events that benefit PRC (e.g. AIDS Walk, Pride Brunch).Silent Auction Support - Solicit local businesses via email, by phone, and in person for silent auction items. Create unique descriptions for donated items. Organize, maintain, and accrue donor information. Help the Development Associate and the Director of Annual Giving stage two to three annual events featuring silent auctions.CommitmentOne to two half-day per week on a long-term basis; hours are flexible. Most take place during Monday thru Friday business hours, with some weekend and evening work.Preferred Skills and QualificationsMust be able to type at least 25 WPM.Basic computer skills in MS Office.Proficiency in Outlook, internet and social media websites.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.Knowledge of email marketing services is helpful but not necessary.

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170 9th Street
San Francisco, California 94103

Gallery Volunteer And Visitor Ambassadors

Chinese Culture Center Of San Francisco

June 15, 2019, 3 a.m. - Dec. 31, 2019, 3 a.m.

Gallery Volunteer and Visitor AmbassadorsThe Chinese Culture Center (CCC) is seeking volunteers to assist in engaging visitors in its contemporary art gallery! The Center is committed to giving voice to equality through sharing engaging experiences, creating dialogue through contemporary art. We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers who can engage and educate the public about art exhibitions, programs, and about the Center.Requirements: · Interest in or knowledge of contemporary visual art · Interest in engaging visitors on issues about visual culture, ethnic studies, and other topics · Outgoing and enthusiastic about CCC exhibitions and educational programming · Excellent interpersonal and communications skills · Duties include greeting visitors at the gallery, being on hand to answer visitor questions about the current exhibition or about Chinatown, leading small impromptu gallery tours, introducing other CCC activities to visitors. · 3-month commitment; minimum one six-hour shift per week (10-4pm) Tuesday - SaturdayBenefits: · Opportunity to support one of the nation’s top organizations of its kind · Opportunity to learn about and be involved in exhibitions and programming from the curators, artists, staff members · Opportunity to work closely with key staff members in the organization · Professional training and opportunity to be involved in a fun and dynamic local arts and culture nonprofit.To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, portfolio or writing sample (no more than 2 pages).

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750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, California 94108

Special Olympics Is Looking For Softball Coaches In San Francisco!

Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada

June 29, 2019, 3 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2019, 3 a.m.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives the athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.The San Francisco Special Olympics softball program is open to any person eligible for participation in Special Olympics. We emphasize teamwork, good sportsmanship and the Special Olympics oath, "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."Our San Francisco softball program usually includes about 45 athletes with a wide range of skills and abilities. We run 8 Saturday morning practices at Balboa Park in San Francisco, that being on June 29. Our season concludes with a two-day tournament (August 24 and 25) in Walnut Creek.You do not need exceptional softball skills, knowledge, or experience. Basic softball skills and knowledge are generally adequate. You don’t need coaching experience or specific training working with persons with intellectual disabilities. We have great group of experienced coaches to mentor you plus online training to get you started. If you are at least 14 years old, have a love for the sport, time to commit, and a willingness to make a difference, you can help us change lives. One of the head coaches has been doing it for 16 years and says: "This may be the most rewarding thing you will ever do.".To start, go to where you can fill out the three-part application. If you have any questions, please respond to this posting.Thank you for your support of Special Olympics!

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Balboa Park
San Francisco, California 94112