Volunteers wanted: Come one, come all!
Volunteers are an integral part to every organization and Whitecaps FC are no exception. When it comes to running matches, events and programs, our volunteers ensure that they run as smoothly as possible. With the 2012 season fast approaching, Whitecaps FC are looking to fill 100 positions. So, if you have a passion for sports, soccer or events, then our volunteer positions are perfect for you!
Who are we looking for?
This is an opportunity for anyone who is interested in gaining first-hand experience to pursue a career in sports, human kinetics, youth programming, not-for-profit, broadcasting, marketing, media, communications and much more. We have a multitude of volunteer positions to fill before first kick on March 10, so be sure to take a look at the full list of openings to see what’s the best fit for you.
What’s in it for you?
A hands-on experience with a professional club and an opportunity to network with individuals who work in the sports field at a top level. Over the years there have been a number of volunteers with Whitecaps FC that have used their opportunity to grow professionally. Kaitie Barton, for example, spent eight months with Whitecaps FC and gained valuable experience with the club. That helped her to land a position with BMO in their grassroots soccer program. “I would not be where I am today without the networks and skills I developed throughout my eight months with the club,” said Barton of her time with Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Volunteering with Whitecaps FC is an ideal starting point for anyone looking to work in the sports industry – Check out the video to find out more!
What positions are available?
Ball Retriever Program Lead
Kickin’ with the ‘Caps – Family Zone Program Lead
Kickin’ with the ‘Caps – Flag Bearer Program Lead
Kickin’ with the ‘Caps – Mascot Program Lead
Kickin’ with the ‘Caps – Team Leaders
Photo Marshall & Quote Taker/Transcriber
Player Escort Program Lead
Runner, Event Production & Presentation
Whitecaps Foundation Match Day Representative
See something that you think might be a good fit? Send your resume and cover letter to the Events team, firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to send in applications is Sunday, January 29th at midnight – So be sure to get them in soon!
About Vancouver Whitecaps FC
In 1974, Vancouver Whitecaps FC played their inaugural season in the North American Soccer League, and in 1979, the club won the NASL Soccer Bowl championship. From 1987 to 1992, as a member of the Canadian Soccer League, Vancouver won four straight CSL titles. In 2002, Whitecaps FC created a full club model that encompasses professional teams for men and women, extensive youth development and grassroots participation programs, facility development, and the Whitecaps Foundation to support specific initiatives related to health and wellness through soccer. Since 2004, Whitecaps FC have won two United Soccer Leagues First Division championships and two USL W-League championships. In 2012, Whitecaps FC will begin their second season in Major League Soccer on Bell Pitch at BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver.