Posted on Mar 12, 2019
I am reaching out to your Rotary/Interact Club in efforts to find volunteers for the upcoming Spring Soccer Season.
Our organization is called Free Footie, and we provide an afterschool free soccer program. This upcoming season, we have 11 different game locations located throughout Edmonton with 60 schools participating and close to 2,000 kids playing.
Game Days are Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 3:45/4:00 PM – 4:45/5:00 PM.
Season runs from May 6 – June 21st.
The roles that we have available are Field MarshalReferees, and Coaches.
The Field Marshal responsibilities include:
  1. Arriving 15-20 minutes before first assigned game.
  2. Inspect field before play to ensure it is free of objects that might be a hazard.
  3. Direct teams to appropriate game field.
  4. Inspect field after play and address teams to clean up before leaving.
  5. Be emergency evacuation lead.
  6. Report any incidents or hazards to Volunteer Manager.
The Referee responsibilities include:
  1. Watch over the game and enforce fair play.
  2. Inspect player equipment and field equipment for safety hazards.
  3. Referee certification would be an asset but not required.
This is a perfect role for someone who is new to refereeing and looking to learn in a less-pressured environment. This position is paid.
The Coaches role is seen as mentor for the kids. Soccer experience isn’t necessary but we do look for volunteers who are looking to be a positive role model/mentor and have had experience with kids.
All volunteers will require a vulnerable sector check from the EPS.
It would be fantastic if you can share this with your members.
If anyone is interested, they can sign up HERE.
(If the link does not work, copy and paste this URL into a web browser:
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.
Thank you for all your help,
Adriana Martinez
Volunteer Manager
Free Footie YEG