Volunteer Opportunities

MetroLacrosse Wants You!

We are always looking for volunteers, so what better time to get invovled than right now?

MetroLacrosse offers a variety of positions for volunteers. While playing and coaching experience is valuable, it is not required for all volunteer positions.

If you are interested in any future volunteer positions, please complete the MetroLacrosse Volunteer Form. Our Volunteer Manager will contact you to place you in one of our future open positions.
If you have any questions, please contact us at volunteer@metrolacrosse.com.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

Lacrosse Stick Stringing - Put your stringing skills to good use. MetroLacrosse is looking for people of all ages to string lacrosse sticks for our participants. To apply, complete the Stringing Volunteer FormWant to share this opportunity with your friends? Send them our stringing flyer.

If you are interested in any of the positions below, please fill out the MetroLacrosse Volunteer Form, and we will contact you about your involvement this season.

Fall Season (September 15th – November 8th)
Fall season is 8 weeks long with practices on Wednesday evening and Saturday mornings.  Sessions are held at your local field on Wednesdays 6-7:30pm (Chelsea High School or Franklin Field) and on Saturdays 10am-12pm all teams will practice at Franklin Field.  There will be a bus take players from Chelsea to Dorchester.  This is a great chance for new participants to learn the basics of the game and for returners to sharpen their skills.

  • Fall Coach Volunteer:
    • Times: Practices take place on two weekdays (6-8pm) and on Saturday mornings.
    • Locations Available: Chelsea High School and Franklin Field in Dorchester.
    • Time Commitment: Approximately 4 hours per week.
    • Be on time and present for EVERY practice, activity, and game, no exceptions;
    • Adhere to and enforce MetroLacrosse policies and coaching philosophy, Be responsible for field set up and clean up (ideally by delegating to their players);
    • Work with a full-time staff member, who also serves as a coach, to design, implement, and manage all practice activities;
    • Preside over all on-field activities during practices and games;
    • Ride the team bus to ALL away games and events;
    • Communicate actively with MetroLacrosse staff about the team;
    • Engage parents and families in the team and in MetroLacrosse activities as a whole;
    • Participate actively and openly in coach development and feedback offered by MetroLacrosse staff.

Spring Season Team Program (April 7th – June 14th)
Volunteer coaches serve as the frontline of MetroLacrosse programming. Coaching a MetroLacrosse team is not only a significant time commitment, but also a commitment to your players who will be looking to you as a mentor. Coaches have a great deal of responsibility and truly have a huge impact on each and every participant’s development. Coaches should view themselves as facilitators—they are facilitating the development of each participant by correctly role modeling the values of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

  • Spring Coach Volunteer:
    • Times: Practices take place on two weekdays (6-8pm) and on Saturday mornings.
    • Locations Available: Chelsea High School and Franklin Field in Dorchester.
    • Coach’s Training: Mandatory for all coaches (March 15th).
    • Time Commitment: Approximately 6-8 hours per week.
    • Be on time and present for EVERY practice, activity, and game, no exceptions;
    • Adhere to and enforce MetroLacrosse policies and coaching philosophy, Be responsible for field set up and clean up (ideally by delegating to their players);
    • Work with a full-time staff member, who also serves as a coach, to design, implement, and manage all practice activities;
    • Preside over all on-field activities during practices and games;
    • Ride the team bus to ALL away games and events;
    • Communicate actively with MetroLacrosse staff about the team;
    • Engage parents and families in the team and in MetroLacrosse activities as a whole;
    • Participate actively and openly in coach development and feedback offered by MetroLacrosse staff.
  • Spring Saturday Volunteer
    (Can’t commit to a whole spring season? Help MetroLacrosse on Saturdays):

    • Times: Saturday mornings.
    • Locations Available: Chelsea High School and Franklin Field in Dorchester.
    • Time Commitment: Approximately 2 hours per week.
    • Adhere to and enforce MetroLacrosse policies and coaching philosophy, Be responsible for field set up and clean up (ideally by delegating to their players);
    • Preside over all on-field activities during practices and games;
    • Engage parents and families in the team and in MetroLacrosse activities as a whole;
    • Participate actively and openly in coach development and feedback offered by MetroLacrosse staff.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities:

Can’t coach a team? Here are some other great ways to get involved:

Job Shadowing - MetroLacrosse supports participants’ aspiration for college and career by offering job shadowing opportunities during school vacation weeks. We welcome volunteers who are able to mentor and help participants with the development of these goals by hosting 1-5 student-athletes for a one-day job shadowing experience. Job shadowing volunteers are required to:

  • Work in an environment that welcomes the opportunity to host and support the development of young adults;
  • Prepare a thoughtful, enriching, and well-planned job shadowing experience for participants;
  • Communicate in a timely manner with MetroLacrosse staff to ensure logistics are well executed;
  • Be reliable.

Special Events - MetroLacrosse hosts a number of different events throughout the year. These events range from charity lacrosse tournaments to fundraisers and we always need the extra help of reliable volunteers to make them happen. Event volunteers are required to:

  • Arrive on time and remain actively engaged while at the event;
  • Have a flexible, “do anything” attitude;
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and a people-first approach to work since volunteers may interact with MetroLacrosse constituents such as participants, families, and donors;
  • Have knowledge of MetroLacrosse’s mission and values;
  • Be able to work within a team.

Development Committee - The MetroLacrosse Development Committee works to expand the fundraising capabilities of the organization through various strategies and personal connections. These strategies include, but are not limited to:

  • Introducing MetroLacrosse to new foundations that align with our mission;
  • Generating attendance for fundraising and volunteer engagement events;
  • Securing a major gift from an employer or nominating MetroLacrosse to be a beneficiary of a corporate philanthropic program at your company;
  • Providing names and contact information for MetroLacrosse’s Annual Fund Campaign;
  • Hosting a donor cultivation event at your home or office;
  • Securing in-kind donations of goods and/or services;
  • Increasing our volunteer pool by referring potential volunteers to complete the online volunteer registration form.

If you have any questions, please contact us at volunteer@metrolacrosse.com.

If you are interested in any MetroLacrosse Volunteer position, all new and returning volunteers must submit: MetroLacrosse Volunteer Form