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Frequently Asked Questions


How can I join an SWB program as a participant?

Please visit our Contact Us page to email or call the Hub nearest you. 


How can I support the SWB mission and programs from a distance (in my city)?

There are lots of ways to support SWB even if you don’t live near one of our Hubs. Please visit our Get Involved page for more information on starting a fundraiser, running a race, and more. 


How can I volunteer with an SWB program in the USA? 

Visit our Volunteer USA page and submit an application for the Hub nearest you.


How can I volunteer with SWB outside of the USA?

Soccer Without Borders regularly offers cultural exchanges and opportunities to volunteer at our program sites in Granada, Nicaragua and Kampala, Uganda. Due to travel restrictions caused by the current Covid-19 pandemic, these programs were temporarily suspended. We are gradually bringing these opportunities back. Sign up for our newsletter for the latest information. 


Can I bring the SWB program to my city?

Soccer Without Borders currently runs direct service programs in five US states, Nicaragua, and Uganda. We are working to create a toolkit and process to support others to replicate our work in their own cities. If you would like to be added to our communication list for these opportunities, please e-mail us and sign up for our newsletter to keep further updated. 


Where can I learn how SWB was created?

Read our Founding Story here

Watch a video about our programs here



What is SWB’s mission and vision?

Soccer Without Borders envisions to build a more inclusive and equitable world through soccer, where all youth reach their inherent potential. Our mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion and personal success. 


Is SWB a 501c3?

Yes, Soccer Without Borders is a 501(c)(3) charity, EIN 20-3786129 and your donation is tax deductible.


What is SWB’s Tax ID Number?

Soccer Without Borders is a 501(c)(3) charity, EIN 20-3786129

How can I get a job or internship with Soccer Without Borders?

Please visit our Careers page for the latest information on job opportunities


Can Soccer Without Borders fund my charity program?

Soccer Without Borders works hard to run programming for youth directly. We are not a foundation that is able to fund other organizations.


Why should I donate to Soccer Without Borders?

Soccer Without Borders uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing newcomer refugee, immigrant, and asylee youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. Our team-based environment combines soccer play and instruction with educational support and community-building activities for a holistic approach to youth development. 

SWB offers crucial services to young people ages 5-20 who hail from 75 different nations, including underserved girls and English language learners. At US-based sites, 95% of SWB’s English Language Learners graduate high school, compared to just 61% nationwide. At SWB nearly half of our participants identify as girls, while worldwide just 12% of soccer players are female.


Where does the money go when I donate to SWB?

We are a direct service non-profit organization, meaning your donation will help fund our youth programming and have a direct impact on our participants as well as our ability to grow, innovate, and respond to urgent needs. Soccer Without Borders is a 501(c)(3) charity, EIN 20-3786129 and your donation is tax deductible.


Can I donate equipment to your organization?

We are sometimes able to accept donations of soccer equipment for our program sites. If you are interested in donating, please contact us with specific details of what you would like to donate (type of gear, sizing, etc), the approximate size of the donation (number of boxes, etc), and where you are located. Thank you!


Can I donate other items to your organization?

We are often in need of technology donations such as computers, monitors, cameras, etc. to support our program offices and youth programming. If you or your company have technology with significant usability still left, please contact us with the details.


How do you protect my information?

Soccer Without Borders (“the Company”) is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and accordingly maintains the following Privacy Policy to protect your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains how we gather, use, and protect the information we receive through our Website, (the “Website”), donor database (Kindful), as well as any data the Company may collect across partnered and unaffiliated sites and or offline methods. Read our full Privacy Policy here.

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