Thursday, 14 November 2013 21:13

6 Ways to Give An Assist on #GivingTuesday: 2) VOLUNTEER or COACH at a Nonprofit Sports Program in Your Community

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The good folks at Up2Us run one of the nations best Sports Based Youth Development coaching programs, Coach Across America. The program focuses on placing and training coaches with youth sports programs where they can "inspire children to be leaders and contributing members of their communities. CAA coaches understand that every program session, practice or game is a chance to positively impact a child’s future." Programs include seasonal as well as year-round team and individual sports, and coaches are provided with extensive training and skill development opportunities.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Coach Across America opportunities in your area is the "go-to" source online to find volunteer opportunities in local communities around the country, with over 95,000 participating nonprofits.

  • Start on their "Search" page:
  • You'll see "Cause Areas" on the lefthand side navigation. Click on "SEE ALL CAUSE AREAS" and check the box next to "Sports and Recreation."
  • Then browse through the volunteer opportunities in your local area. Some are simply one-day events, while others are longer term commitments, but any of these are a great way to get into the #GivingTuesday movement and do something positive in your own backyard.

Are you interested in fishing, boating, hiking, climbing, camping and outdoor recreation? Then your search starts at where you'll find volunteer opportunities across the country with agencies including National Parks Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, National Resource Conservation Service, Environmental Protection Agency and several others.


Volunteer Canada


Volunteer Canada is a national volunteering platform where people can find all sorts of opportunities to volunteer your skills and time. Their online Matching Tool, pairs your unique skills, interests and talents to the volunteer opportunity that you’ll find most rewarding.

  • Start here
  • At the "Health and Wellness" tab, click the “more” link and you’ll see a drop down menu
  • Check the box next to “Sport & Fitness,” fill out the rest of the form including your skills (and “Sports and Rec is an option here too) and your location, and Get Matched!

Visit to learn more about Volunteer opportunities across Canada.

Looking for more ways to "Give An Assist" on #GivingTuesday?

DONATE to a Nonprofit Sports Program
VOLUNTEER or COACH in your Community
MICROVOLUNTEER to help a Nonprofit Sports Program
RUN / WALK / BIKE to Raise Funds with Charity Miles
SHOP Social Enterprise & Fair Trade Sports Brands
SHARE our "Give An Assist" Infographics & Images

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