Through Athletics, volunteers can teach kids the fundamentals and basic skills of a variety of sports, such as soccer, lacrosse, swimming, baseball, running, and more. Experience in the sport is preferred but not necessary, and no coaching experience is needed. The emphasis is placed on learning and player development.


What will volunteers do?

Volunteers serve as Coaches or assistants to Head Coach, supervising and coaching kids in a particular sport. They will help run drills, assist in practices, and teach the children how to play. This is a fun way to get involved in the community, teach children the basic skills, and share your love for the sport!



Sites and times vary upon sport. Most shifts are once a week, ranging from 1-3 hours.


How can I get involved?

Registration for the spring 2018 semester begins Wednesday, January 17. To register, please click “Registration” in the upper left-hand corner of this page, and fill out the corresponding form.

After completing your application, you should hear from us within the next few weeks.


Our Community Partners

For more detailed information about an individual site listed below, click here.

  • Piedmont Family YMCA: Basketball
  • Virginia Gators Swim Team
  • Piedmont Family YMCA: Flag Football & Lacrosse
  • SOCA (Soccer Organization of Charlottesville & Albemarle)
  • SOCA: Hot Shots
  • Johnson Elementary School: Rookie Soccer
  • McIntire Little League
  • Girls on the Run
  • Let Me Run
  • SuperStarter Tennis
  • CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Heath)
  • City Youth Basketball



“Seeing the girls from Johnson Elementary elated with joy as they crossed the finish line was more exciting for me than any personal athletic victory.”
— Kelly York, (Comm '13), Program Director with Girls on the Run