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Become a volunteer coach

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A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.
— John Wooden

step 1:
coaching job description

Click the link below to read more about what we expect from our volunteer coaches. This description is specific to coaching our younger teams, but the requirements remain the same no matter the age group you coach. If you like what you read move on to step two.

 

step 2:
apply to become a volunteer coach

Our volunteer coaches are the backbone of PCFC. We want anyone who has a passion for soccer and a passion for inspiring young players. You don't need to have extensive coaching knowledge.  It is important to our mission of offering high quality soccer that our coaches do have some experience playing. We offer training via a number of online training tools through United Soccer Coaches. We also provide access to attending in - person licensing courses. Experienced coaching staff provides on field support during practices to help you learn  how to improve your coaching technique. If this sounds exciting to you then click the link below to let us know more about you and when you're available to coach! See you on the pitch. 

 
 

After completing steps 1 and 2 you will contacted by our Director of Coaching to set up an interview.

If you’re a good fit then you’ll be ready for the next steps towards becoming a PCFC Volunteer Coach!

 
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I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.
— Unknown

Join PCFC

Our volunteers are the backbone of PCFC. We want anyone who has a passion for community building and increasing our organization's capacity! You don't need to have a ton of time each week or month to help us out. We have all kinds of volunteer opportunities that can be flexible to fit your schedule. Take a look at our list below and then click on the green button below to fill out our volunteer form. You will be contacted within 48 hours from one of our staff members with more information. We look forward to having you join the PCFC family!

 
 

Fundraising Committee

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours a month (will increase leading up to fundraising events)

Qualifications: Experience in fundraising development and/or planning in for-profit or non-profit business

We are an organization that relies heavily on individual and business donations. In order to increase our capacity to reach more communities in need of high quality soccer we need to increase our fundraising efforts and diversify our fundraising campaigns. If you are someone who has experience in creating engaging fundraising campaigns, events, online platforms, etc. we would love your help. Currently we hold a large fundraiser in the spring which would require an increase in hours per month of volunteer work during that time. You would work with a committee of other volunteers to collaborate on new ideas of how to bring more funds into the organization. We know there is a great need for our organization in Portland and the more funding we can secure the greater our impact!

Marketing Volunteer

Time Commitment - 6-8 hours a month


Qualifications: Experience in marketing and brand development in either for-profit or non-profit business

As a relatively new non-profit organization it is important that we increase our visibility within the Portland area and beyond in order to bring in more volunteers, donors, participants and community partners. We need someone who is passionate about our mission of increasing accessibility of high quality soccer to marginalized communities and who has an understanding of how to advertise what we offer not only to our consumers, but also to potential donors, community partners and sponsors. You don't have to know a thing about how the game of soccer is played but just a passion for creating social change through soccer and marketing!

 

Photographer

Time Commitment - 2-4 hours a month

Qualifications: Experience in high quality action photography


The saying "a picture says a thousand words" is absolutely true in our organization. Our mission to offer high quality, affordable soccer may be simple to say but when it comes to communicating what that mission looks like on the field it's photographs that really captures the unique and special qualities of our organization. We need someone who has knowledge in how to capture not only those high action moments on the field, but also the subtle moments shared between a coach and a player or the moments of when communities of people from various life experiences share the joy of their team scoring a goal. This position does require travel out to our practice field 1-2 times a month and also a game or two on the weekends at least once a month. You will also need to have your own photography equipment. If you do not have your own transportation please note that in the message section of the volunteer form and we can discuss possible financial assistance for public transportation/ride share options.

Social Media

Time Commitment - 1-2 hours a week

Qualifications: Experience in social media management in either for-profit or non-profit business

If you're reading this you already know that social media is fast paced, constantly changing and sometimes frustrating. And if you have experience in managing multiple social media platforms we'd love your help. Currently our organization primarily uses Facebook and Instagram to connect with our supporters, families and partners. We know we could be doing so much more to stay current in everyone's feeds on those platforms and more. We aren't requiring that you have soccer experience or knowledge, but it would be preferred since this position would require connecting with other soccer enthusiasts. This position would be done mostly from wherever you have internet connection, but in order to get a true sense of how unique our organization is we would also really like you to come out and visit a few practices or games a couple times a month.

Be a Sponsor

Portland Community Football Club relies almost entirely on community giving. The dedication, passion and commitment from our sponsors makes our vision of providing high quality, affordable soccer to low-income, immigrant and refugee youth a reality. Our players are connected to a rich diversity of communities, which translates to your business or organization reaching a diverse consumer population. The sponsorship options listed here are an excellent way to directly support the mission of PCFC and give the gift of soccer.

 

Platinum

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$3000/year

Platinum sponsorship goes directly to support our Travel Level teams. This level of play represents one of the largest barriers for low-income families due to the high season fees, travel expenses and resources needed. Instead of asking our families to pay more we rely on generous sponsors like you to help us keep the season fees affordable, subsidize travel costs and provide full scholarships to our players most in need. In exchange for your support you will receive the following:

  • Your logo displayed on the home and program page of our website

  • A signed, framed team photo

  • Exclusive, hand-carved wooden PCFC plaque

  • Your logo on our quarterly newsletter

  • Annual Auction Fundraiser Advertising

  • A gift PCFC jersey

A sponsorship at this level will provide support for one team.

Gold

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$1500/year

Gold sponsorship goes directly to support our Competitive Level teams. This level of play represents the building block for players who want to train hard and prepare for the travel level teams. In exchange for your support you will receive the following:

  • Your logo displayed on the home and program page of our website

  • A framed team photo

  • Your logo on our quarterly newsletter

  • A gift PCFC jersey

    A sponsorship at this level ensures that two teams receive high quality training, uniforms and playing experience to prepare them for the next level.

 

Silver

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$1000/year

Silver sponsorship goes towards supporting our Advanced Development Level program. Players at this level have begun to prepare for moving onto the competitive level. In exchange for your support your logo will be displayed on the program page of our website, you will receive a team photo and your logo on our quarterly newsletter! A sponsorship at this level provides high quality uniforms, training and equipment for two teams to ensure success for these young stars.

Bronze

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$500/year

Bronze sponsorship goes towards supporting our Beginner Development Level program. Our youngest players are the future of PCFC! In exchange for your support your logo will be displayed on the program page of our website and you will receive a team photo! A sponsorship at this level provides high quality uniforms, training and equipment for one team to ensure success for these young stars.

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