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Why volunteer?

Chattanooga FC Academy has been around since 2012 with the very values that were instilled in the Academy from the start. These are the same values that Chattanooga FC Academy believes in today.

We believe that through the game of soccer we can prepare young people to be good citizens now and into adulthood. CFC Academy has continually prepared players for college, including placement in NCAA Div. I, Div. II, Div. III, and NIAI schools. With our values in mind, we work hard to keep costs down so more kids can play.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization we rely on volunteers to support the soccer club. On average, it takes each family in the club being willing to contribute two hours of volunteer time in the fall and two in the spring. Some can do less and others can do more. When you invest your time, we believe you will see what we mean when we say we are better together.

DATE-SPECIFIC OPPORTUNITIES

Scenic City League Setup/Breakdown - Assist club staff with preparing the soccer complex(es) for all SCL play dates by setting up banners, tents, flags, etc. before the event and then storing the supplies at the conclusion of the event. This is a group activity with multiple volunteers. SCL events occur 2-3 times in the fall and then twice in the spring.

Tournament Setup/Breakdown - Assist club staff with preparing the soccer complex(es) for all tournaments by setting up banners, tents, flags, etc. before the event and then storing the supplies at the conclusion of the event. This is a group activity with multiple volunteers. RiverFest Classic occurs in November and Shamrock Cup is in March.

Tryouts Setup/Breakdown - Assist club staff with preparing the soccer complex(es) for tryouts by setting up banners, tents, flags, etc. before tryouts and then storing the supplies at the conclusion. This is a group activity with multiple volunteers. Tryouts occur in late May and early June.

Info Booth Tournaments - Serve as a welcomer and source of information to visitors to the club's major events and tournaments. 

Food Pickup & Delivery - Be willing and flexible to drive your own vehicle to our various restaurant partners or stores to pick up needed supplies for events. May also require returning items at the conclusion of the event. 

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

Team Manager - Annual commitment that supports the coach and team in logistics and organization duties. 

Team Treasurer - Annual commitment that supports families and the club in collection and oversight of team fees. 

Photography & Video - Be willing to take photographs and/or video of club events and practices that can be shared on the club's website and social media platforms. Professional equipment or experience is not required. Many times, a good mobile phone picture works great!

Writing for Website - Researching and writing stories for ChattanoogaSoccer.com. This may include interviewing players, parents, coaches, or referees for a feature story. Professional experience is not required. You will have support on the finished product. 

Fundraising - Research, create, and organize fundraising opportunities for the club, teams, and/or individual players. These are non-sponsorship fundraising opportunities such as candy bar sales, gift wrap sales, etc. 

Sorting & Distributing Club Gear - From time to time we have items that need to make it to certain families and coaches. This volunteer would work with club staff to be a liaison and make sure the right items make it into the right hands.


If you know of a business interested in becoming more involved in CFC Academy as a partner, send us an email.