Volunteer Commitments

EMSA North is primarily a volunteer run organization. The hard work of our volunteer board members, team officials and parents are the key to the success of our soccer program here in the Northeast quadrant of our city. 

We have many opportunities to give back to the program. From Board positions to coaching opportunities, fundraising and events, all positions are valued and important to contribute to keeping our program alive and well. 

While most positions are available when registering your child for the season, there are some available after the start of the season through our partnered community leagues. These would only be available through contacting them directly. 

EMSA North Staff work hard with our volunteers to ensure they are supported and provided with the tools to complete their position. If you have questions on some of our opportunities, please contact our Executive Director at programs@emsanorth.ca 

EMSA North Volunteer Positions

  • Head Coach (Valid Application & Security Clearance required)
    Are you enthusiastic about soccer? Promote Fair Play? Have a positive outlook on life? Consider being a Soccer Coach.  As a coach, you will be required to attend all coaching courses to help develop your skills as a coach. All training and courses will be provided to be successful in your role. You must attend all games. Be prepared to bring all the team equipment along with the first aid kits. You will coach, mentor and develop players while creating and fostering a team atmosphere.

  • Assistant Coach (Valid Application and Security Clearance required)
    Do you like to help out but not quite ready to be a head coach? Consider being an Assistant coach/coach helper. As an Assistant Coach/coach helper, you will be required to attend all coaching courses. All training and courses will be provided to be successful in your role. You will assist the Head Coach with the team. Prepare the kids on the bench for line changes. Act as head coach in absence of head coach. Coaching courses are available but not mandatory for this position

  • Team Manager (valid application and security clearance required)
    Responsible for keeping the team organized for games and tournaments. You are the heart of the team, coordinating and acting as a liaison between parents, coaches and community soccer directors. You will be required to have your Respect In Sport course up to date. You will need to be well organized and able to relay information to the parents extremely fast. Any changes, cancellations or delays will be communicated by you to the team via TeamSnap. Game sheets will be completed by you the night before to have ready for your coaching staff upon game day.

  • Tournament Events
    Tournaments are a primary source of fundraising for EMSA North. These are large events with a multitude of volunteer options. These volunteer positions can vary from medal presentations, set up, tear-down, Field Marshalls to name a few. You must be able to commit for the entire shift. Many hands make light work so expect to help set up and tear down the area you are assigned.

  • Office Assistance
    This is primary help with Tournament preparation. This position could include use of the computer and medal preparation for the tournament

  • Bingos and Casinos (Security clearance may be required) 
    Bingos and Casinos are another large source of fundraising in EMSA North. There are a variety of different positions, dates and shifts to choose from. There is a maximum amount of food allowance for your shift in which our bingo coordinator will provide the information upon your arrival. Must be able to commit to working the whole shift. 

Community Positions

The commitments listed below are only examples of some of the volunteer commitments that can be found within our community league partners at EMSA North. All the volunteer commitments are operated out of that specific community and does not reflect the commitments from any other community. Every community league is unique. While there are some commitments that can be similar, some may differ slightly between each community league. 

  • Community Soccer Director 
    This position is vital for the success of our community run program. The person willing to take on this role will be responsible to ensure children in their community get a chance to play soccer and connect with other members of the community. You will attend all EMSA North Board meetings and be your community’s voice to the EMSA North Board of Directors. This role runs year long and along with a variety of duties, the main focus will be to direct the facilitation of the soccer program within the community. Building teams, communicating with the coaches and building a strong relationship is key to a successful program for your community league. You are required to attend all EMSA North Board of Directors meetings, Planning sessions and AGM. Your leadership skills will be valued and appreciated by the whole of your community in keeping soccer alive! If this sounds like something that you could do, please contact your home community league to see if there are any vacancies in order to sign up.

  • Equipment Director
    Responsible for taking inventory of the community leagues equipment and working with the soccer director to see what is needed for the season. Help in set up and distribution for the season start up and assist the soccer director in collecting the equipment by the end of the season

  • Year-end soccer Party
    For communities that host a year end soccer party, this person could work with the events coordinator at the community league seeing what is required for this event

  • Soccer Registrations
    As soccer registrations are now all online, some members of our communities require additional help in navigating the online world. If this position is offered at your community league, you will typically work with your soccer director in assisting community members to help complete their registrations. If this is offered, your community will set up an in person help session that you will need to sign up for

  • Bingos and Casinos
    Community Leagues also fundraiser through their own bingos and casinos. They will connect with you in regard to how to sign up for one. Any bingos or casinos worked within the communities are the community’s responsibility and they are the first point of contact.