All leagues for 5th grade and below are coached by a volunteer CARD coach. Each team will have approximately one practice and one game a week during the season (this may vary slightly by the team). Coaches are required to put an emphasis on creating better athletes, and more importantly, better people by using youth sports as a vessel to learn life skills.
Step 1: Complete the online CARD Volunteer Application (all volunteers must complete this only once during their tenure as a CARD volunteer)
Step 2: Complete the online CARD Youth Sports Supplemental Questionnaire (all youth sports volunteers must complete this for each season they want to volunteer)
Once we receive the information from the CARD Youth Sports Supplemental Questionnaire, we will email you within the next couple of weeks an update on meetings. The pre-season includes completing a background check (the background check must be completed through CARD). Volunteers are not eligible to start until they have completed their background check), attending a classroom meeting for new volunteers, and attending an on-site coaches meeting. Once the season starts, each team is required to have one practice a week (time/location is at the coach's discretion) and one game a week.
We Need YOU to Volunteer
Our awesome volunteers are what makes our programs so special. If you can volunteer 3-4 hours a week during the season, we can use your help! We are looking for dedicated people who are interested in spreading a "love of the game" while helping youth in a positive and safe environment. If you are interested in filling any of the below positions, please fill out a Volunteer Coach Application. Each position requires getting fingerprinted, attending a pre-season and on-site meeting, holding one practice a week during the season, and attending games.
Fall Season (August-October): Flag Football Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches for 3rd-5th grade teams.
Winter Season (November-March): Basketball Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches for 1st-5th grade teams.
Spring Season (April-May): Flag Football Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches for 3rd-5th grade teams.
Summer Season (June-August): Jr. Giants Baseball Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Parents for K-7th grade teams*
*Junior Giants Volunteer Information
We NEED You!
Junior Giants is a partnership between the San Francisco Giants Community Fund and CARD. We are only able to continue running this fantastic FREE program if we get enough volunteers. Please complete the below steps if you have any baseball experience, coaching experience (any sport), or are organized and efficient. We are currently looking to fill 3 roles for each team: Head Coach (has baseball or coaching experience), Assistant Coach (has baseball or coaching experience OR has worked with kids before), and Team Parent (is organized and efficient, no experience needed). Volunteers typically only spend an average of 3 hours a week on Junior Giants during the season.
Please complete the below steps to volunteer:
Step 1: Register as a volunteer through Junior Giants.
Step 2: Complete a CARD Volunteer Application. Click here to complete.
Step 3: Sign the CARD Acknowledgement & Agreement form. Click here to complete.
Step 4: Complete the CARD Youth Sports Questionnaire to confirm what team you want to volunteer with. Click here to complete.
Step 5: If you are NEW Volunteer to CARD- you will need to pass a background check/livescan to work with the participants in the program. Click here to sign up for an appointment (this is free to volunteers, and should only take 5 minutes to complete).