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Once you have registered to be a volunteer in AYSO, you should be able to see your 'Volunteer Dashboard'.
This dashboard lists most (or all) of the training needed for most roles.
- Risk Status
- Concussion Awareness
- Fingerprinting
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest
- AYSO's Safe Haven
- SafeSport

This page does not list all coach and referee certifications, so those will be checked elsewhere, or through the Coach and Referee Admin.

To see your volunteer profile (dashboard) and what you've completed, or what the system thinks you've completed:
  • Log in to the website.
  • On the left side of the screen, click on Volunteer, this brings you to your 'dashboard' screen.
  • This dashboard shows what you still need to finish.
  • Click on the small down arrow \/ on the right side of the screen, to the right of "Important information from AYSO." This will give additional instructions or guidance on how to
    • complete your background check if needed
    • access training for Safe Haven, Concussion Awareness, SCA
    • access your free Safesport Trained course (with personalized link)
    • deal with or set up additional or secondary user to the account
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We truly appreciate having people volunteer. People volunteer for any number of reasons, and come from any number of places:

  • Most of our volunteers are parents of current players
  • We also have volunteers who, even though their children have left the program, continue to volunteer
  • There are former AYSO players come back while in high school or college to volunteer
  • It's great to see current youth players stepping up to be Referees, Youth VIP Buddies, Youth Coach Helpers
  • Sometimes people just want to give back to the community by helping out

There are a few steps every person needs to do before they can volunteer for AYSO:

  1. Figure out what role or roles you are interested to volunteer for.
  2. Register as a volunteer. This involves logging in, selecting the volunteer role(s) and completing the needed information.
  3. Get trained. Many courses are available online at your convenience, some are available in person. All are free.

This page will walk you through those steps clearly and simply.

Choosing a volunteer role

Most people understand that soccer of course needs coaches and referees. These are all volunteers. But there are many dozens of volunteers needed to help manage the programs, teams, fields, volunteers, etc.

You may have a specific role in mind that you want to help with, or you might have been asked to help with a certain task, or you might be willing to help but are not sure what is right for you. We want to give you some ideas so we can make sure you are getting into the right role or roles for you.

  • Some roles are focused on a team, such as Coach or Team Parent, others might be focused on the success of the division and program, such as Referees and Division Coordinators, and others are more about the operation of the league, such as CVPA or Field Painter.
  • Some roles are in-person roles, possibly with the players or for planning. Some other roles can be done at your convenience, via email or phone, such as Division Coordinator, Treasurer, Social Media Manager.
  • Most volunteers will need some simple training to do their role. Training should not have to be repeated if it's already been taken, in previous seasons or for different roles. AYSO provides any training needed.
  • No volunteer role should cost anything. You should not need to pay for any equipment, supplies, gear, courses, or anything else.

To summarize all of that, there are lots of different levels and types of volunteers. Check our Volunteer Roles page for details which lists descriptions, time commitments, level of involvement, and more. Or reach out to any of our board members to see where you might find a good fit. [page]

Once you have your role[s] picked out, time to register.

Register as a Volunteer

Some quick useful info:
There are two 'categories' of volunteers. The difference is just where they are found for registering.

  1. Rostered - Team Coach, Assistant Coach, and Team Parent roles can be rostered and get connected to a team.
  2. Regional - Everything else, from Referee to Field Prep, Event Staff to Board Member, are considered regional volunteers.

Following are the steps in order to register. Once finished, you should be set to get screened and trained and prepare for a great season!
Registration is easy if you follow these steps. But in case you prefer, here is a registration video walkthrough.

  1. Log into our website.
    If you don't yet have an account, you can create one.
  2. Click on Volunteer. Then click on the green (Find Volunteer Roles) button.
  3. Scroll to the bottom, and click [Show All Available Opportunities]
  4. Scroll to the bottom again, and for Regional Volunteers click [View Divisions]. If you plan to volunteer as a rostered role, such as coach, team parent, or division coordinator and do NOT have a child in that division, this screen is where you can add [x] the division.
    *click the down arrow.
  5. Select [x] Volunteer Opportunities, and click [View Selected Opportunities]
    *click [Continue].
  6. You should now see all the options for both rostered and regional roles. If there are more than fit on the screen, you can use the right arrow to see more.
    You may have to rotate your phone to landscape to see the right arrow.
  7. You can click on [Read More] to see a better description. You should be able to find more detailed descriptions on our website as well.
  8. Click Select, and then Sign up Registered User.
    If your spouse, child, or person other than the account owner will volunteer, choose Sign up a new users.
    Click the blue [Continue] at the bottom.
  9. Enter any desired information. Any fields with a [ * ] are required fields.
    If you see something that looks like an error, please email [email protected] to let us know.
  10. Click the blue [Continue] at the bottom.

*Instructions for use on mobile may vary slightly.

Get Trained

There are two 'categories' of volunteers. The difference is just where they are found for registering.

  1. A rostered volunteer is tied to a division or team roster - this would include Team Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Parent, Division Coordinator.
  2. A regional volunteer is pretty much everything else, from board member to field setup to referee.

Every volunteer role requires AYSO's Safe Haven. This is a great place to start. It's an online course, and gives you a great idea not just on the training process but a complete overview of why AYSO is a great program.

Depending on the role, you'll need other courses as well. Some classes are available in person, and some are held online. AYSO-U is our online training site, which is not only where you go for those sessions online, but also to sign up for the in-person training as well.

Following are the steps to get you going on AYSO-U. 
Training is easy if you follow these steps. But in case you prefer, here is an AYSOU video walkthrough.

  • Log into our website.
  • Click on the Home Button.
  • Click on the AYSO-U menu tab.

*Instructions for use on mobile may vary slightly.

Safe Haven

Our volunteers are asked to complete Safe Haven courses in order to get credit for their volunteering. AYSO's Safe Haven program has been in place for years, and serves to protect AYSO players and the volunteers. AYSO's Safe Haven program was the first of its kind in youth sports, and we are proud to strive to create a safe environment for our players and volunteers so they can enjoy a happy and healthy soccer experience.
Once the volunteer registration is done, you will have an AYSO volunteer ID. You can get the Safe Haven training. This is done on AYSOU, which is available directly at or by link, click on the 'AYSOU' link in our region's menu. Once in, click on 'My Courses' and you should be able to take Safe Haven from this screen.

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14252 Culver Dr, Ste A-206
Irvine, California 92604

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 949-297-6213
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