DGSL Volunteer Expectations

Position: Durham Girls Soccer League Volunteer

Purpose: To help facilitate a safe, inclusive, and enjoyable experience for a group of youth athletes, while they learn individual and team match skills, sportsmanship and fair play. 


  • Preside over all scheduled team practices and matches; provide alternate approved coverage when unable to attend a practice or match 
  • Adhere to City of Durham, DPR, and league policies, procedures, and objectives 
  • Maintain and keep track of DPR equipment 
  • Set a positive example for participants and parents to follow 
  • Communicate league and match rules to parents, keep parents informed, provide schedules, and assist with managing player and parent behavior 
  • Communicate with league coordinator, read emails, return phone calls; bring issues to the attention of DPR staff before they escalate 
  • Coach a team of youth athletes with a focus on skill development, safety, fair play, sportsmanship, and fun 
  • To respect the rights, dignity, ability and worth of every person, including opponents, other coaches, officials, administrators, parents, athletes, and spectators 
  • Conduct oneself in a dignified manner relating to emotions, language, attitude and actions


  • Desire to work with children 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills 
  • Patience, maturity, and dependability 
  • Sound character, strong morals, values and personal ethics 
  • Available one night per week and each Saturday morning for the duration of the season


  • Completed background check and volunteer application 
  • Signed coaches job description 
  • Attend the coach’s meeting