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Volunteer with Soccer Without Borders

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Soccer Without Borders. SWB Volunteers play an important role in the success of our work. If you are interested in a formal internship with SWB, please see our intern page. Otherwise, check out our shorter term volunteer opportunities below.

Volunteer at a Soccer Without Borders USA Program

If you are interested in helping at one of our US programs or donating your time administratively, please fill out this online application.  Programs are located in: Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Greeley, CO; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; and Oakland, CA.  Generally, volunteers are over the age of 18 and live in an area that is easily accessible to the program. 

Become a Summer Coach

SWB Uganda offers a 10 week internship in Kampala, Uganda.  This is a unique opportunity to be fully immersed in the Ugandan culture and SWB's daily programming. The application for this position is now closed for 2014. 

International Camps and Special Events

Our camps provide a condensed version of our core program activities and offer expanded opportunities for volunteers to connect with SWB programs. These events access a wider audience than our year-round programs, inviting potential new participants and exposing new groups to our programs.  

Coaches at the Kampala Youth Festival, January 2013January Soccer and Peace Festival (Kampala, Uganda) 

This camp takes place annually during the first week of January while US college students are on winter break and Ugandan students are on summer vacation. Volunteers at this camp help organize soccer activities, off-field workshops, and participate in seminars where they learn about Ugandan and Congolese culture. December 30, 2013- January 11, 2014. This event is past for 2014. We look forward to 2015!

January T.E.A.M. Camp (Granada, Nicaragua)- This camp takes place during US college winter break as well as summer vacation for the girls in Granada. The Camp's theme is teamwork, with a soccer session every morning and a teambuilding activity in the afternoon. This trip is past.

Sports-based Youth Development Seminar and Culture Exchange (Granada, Nicaragua)

SBYD Seminar and Culture Exchange Participants and Staff, Granada, NicaraguaThis trip is  an opportunity for US high school students to share a cross-cultural experience with program participants in Granada. Trip participants will have the chance to work alongside the girls in our program,as well as gain an insight into Nicaraguan life. Strong preference given to rising juniors, rising seniors and rising college freshmen. July 12-20, 2014. Download information packet and requirements (please read thoroughly before applying). Apply.

Other Volunteer Opportunities:


Don’t have the time or resources to be a Team Leader or Summer Coach but still want to lend a hand? If you are 21 years of age or older and have a specific skill to share, limited volunteer opportunities ranging from 1 week to 3 months are sometimes available in Nicaragua and Uganda throughout the year. Please send an email of interest to


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