How to Become a Volunteer

To become a volunteer in AYSO Region 13 this year, you’ll want to take two essential steps.

  1. Let us know your role and preferences by submitting our Volunteer Preferences Form here:
  2. Submit a National Volunteer Application in Blue Sombrero:  Every volunteer (coach, referee, board member, team parent, etc.) submits one National Volunteer Application each year (annually). These applications are delivered to AYSO’s national headquarters for an annual background check, which screens for volunteers’ suitability to work with children on behalf of AYSO.

You may already be familiar with the special instructions we have provided to coaches and referees to help them become volunteers and identify training opportunities. On this page, we wanted to give detailed advice for submitting National Volunteer Applications via Blue Sombrero.

But first, a brief note about Youth Volunteers:  The following instructions assume that you are submitting a volunteer application on your own behalf, or that you are registering a youth volunteer who is NOT a soccer player in AYSO.  By comparison, if you wish to submit a volunteer application for a child who is, in fact, a soccer player in AYSO (and who is registered as a “participant” under your primary parental account), then you may prefer to register your child as a youth volunteer using these special instructions for AYSO player-volunteers.


To Complete Your National Volunteer Application for MY2017:

    1. Before starting, be sure to have the following things ready:
      1. An email address that is unique to the volunteer.
      2. The last 4 digits of your social security number.
      3. A photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc).
      4. Name, telephone number, and address for two personal referencesImportant Note: To seamlessly inherit your AYSO ID and prior certification history from eAYSO, it’s important that you use the same First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, and last 4 digits of your social security number in your Blue Sombrero application as you have used in eAYSO in the past.
    2. To begin, point your browser to Blue Sombrero’s landing page for Region 13:
    3. Login to your account (or create a new account, if you haven’t yet created one). This account should be tied to an email address that is unique to the volunteer (and if you are registering a minor as a youth volunteer, the minor should have his or her own email address).
    4. After logging in, return to the Region 13 landing page once again:
    5. Look for the words “VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS” near the HOME and AYSOU tabs. When you move your mouse over the top of any tab, its color turns from gray to red. Click on the volunteer applications tab:
    6. On the next page, across from the words “National Volunteer Application (MY2017),” click the button labeled “+Sign Up”.
    7. Click on the green button labeled ‘SIGN UP’ followed by Continue.
    8. On the next page, select your name, and then “Continue” again.  This will finally take you to your volunteer application form.  To save time and confusion – here are some tips for the application form:
      • Try to limit your answers to the required fields (the ones with a red asterisk (*) beside them). If you start providing optional answers, you should know that some of the optional fields cause the page to reload – which is harmless, but may cause some confusion for you.
      • In the box labeled “Reference #1 Organization Name” you can enter your employer or other organization where you have held a position. For returning volunteers, this can be AYSO. On the next line below this answer, enter the position/role that you held at this organization.
      • Next, you’ll see a text box with the confusingly similar label “Reference #1 First Name.” Here you should enter the name of a personal or professional reference. This person does need to have any affiliation the organization that you listed above.
      • Before submitting your application form, please double‑check all of your answers. Submitting incorrect answers will cause you a bunch of headaches later.
      • Accept Waiver: This is a radio button set to “No.” Click on it to make the answer turn to “Yes.”

    9. Submit the volunteer form and follow the steps to provide your “E-signature.”  Don’t worry if some of the answers from the questionnaire don’t appear on the printed version of the form.
    10. When asked, please provide consent for a Background Check (“Volunteer Verification”).

    11. Finally, you’ll see a confirmation of your submission that looks like this:
    12. With that, you’re Done!

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