Opportunity Details

Sports & Recreation, Immigrant & Refugee Services
Low-income Communities, Other, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups
Mentoring/Youth Development,Sports & Recreation

Age Minimum (with Adult): 10+, Minimum Age:16+

Summer Soccer with 4WU (age 10+) *Stand Together Week*

Join the team from 4 World's United Soccer Alliance as they celebrate the 2018 Portland Timbers' Stand Together Week by playing soccer in the park with kids from all over the world! The players are between the ages of 6 and 18 and represent all levels of play. If you enjoy modeling good sportsmanship to young people, this is the perfect project for you!

Please be prepared to participate in actvities that require running and moving around. Wear appropriate shoes / clothing.

About 4 Worlds United:

4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance provides access to soccer experiences of all levels for refugee and recently arrived immigrant youth players. Summer Soccer provides an inclusive, informal environment for players to get into the game without a lot of structure or pressure. 4WU meets players at Summer Soccer who are interested in training and playing the game at more organized levels and connects those players to local partner clubs to get them into the competitive game. 4WU then provides material and logistical support to those players all year long to make sure they get to stay in the game. 4WU also provides access to the Portland Timbers and Thorns by participating in Tix for Kids and organizing game day events for the players and members of their communities. In this way we are able to help them get to and experience the "big game" and get to know the players here in their new home town.

Note: Volunteers must be age 16+ to volunteer on this project.

Stand Together Week is the Portland Timbers, Thorns FC, and T2 citywide volunteer initiative that brings the community together to support local nonprofit organizations. The week engages hundreds of supporters, including Timbers, Thorns FC, & T2 players, coaches, ambassadors and front office staff who work with various non-profits in the community. Since 2012, Stand Together Week participants have donated 15,371 hours of service at over 193 projects focused on benefitting youth and the environment. 

Keywords: Breaking_The_Cycle

Project Requirements:

  • All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Hands On Youth Waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.  (print it now, fill it out, and bring it with you to save time during project check in).

  • If you plan to bring children/additional volunteers you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org 

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that everyone signed up through your team attends - only sign up team members who have confirmed their availability. Teams that repeatedly sign up, but do not show up or show up with fewer volunteers than they signed up, may be removed. To add or remove team members from a project: log in to your volunteer account and click "Manage My Team" next to the appropriate upcoming opportunity.

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Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.

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