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Sports Instructor Volunteer

April 5, 2024 at 8:44:44 PM

Published Date:

2163 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA


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In Person


6 months

Afterschool Program


Volunteer Title: Basketball Instructor

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Program: Afterschool Program

Hours: 4 hours per week on weekday, between 4 pm to 6 pm ET

Days: 2 days per week

Start Date: As soon as possible

Welcome to I'RAISE Volunteer Opportunity Page!

Hello! We are I'RAISE, a non-profit organization in New York City. We focus on mental health advocacy/services + program, and academic enrichment program at underserved NYC schools!

Our Empire Afterschool Program is currently looking for fantastic volunteers to join our Afterschool program in Brooklyn, New York, for 4 hours per week. An an Instructor Volunteer, you will work with our children (pre-k to 5th grade), and helping to build a positive and inclusive fun learning environment.

Basketball Instructor Volunteer Responsibilities:

  1. Lead Basketball Sessions: Plan and lead basketball sessions, drills, and games for students of varying skill levels, focusing on skill development, technique, strategy, and sportsmanship.

  2. Teach Fundamental Skills: Instruct students on fundamental basketball skills, including dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense, and teamwork, using age-appropriate teaching methods and drills.

  3. Organize Skill Challenges: Organize skill challenges, competitions, and mini-games to help students improve their basketball abilities, boost confidence, and foster healthy competition.

  4. Promote Physical Fitness: Encourage physical fitness and active lifestyles by incorporating conditioning exercises, warm-ups, and cool-downs into basketball sessions, emphasizing the importance of fitness and wellness.

  5. Provide Positive Reinforcement: Offer positive reinforcement, feedback, and encouragement to students during basketball activities, recognizing their efforts, achievements, and improvements.

  6. Demonstrate Sportsmanship: Model good sportsmanship, fair play, and respect for teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials, instilling values of integrity, discipline, and teamwork in young athletes.

  7. Ensure Safety: Ensure the safety and well-being of students during basketball activities by enforcing rules, supervising play, and addressing any safety concerns or hazards.

  8. Collaborate with Program Staff: Work collaboratively with program staff, including coordinators, assistants, and volunteers, to support the overall goals and objectives of the afterschool program.

  9. Serve as a Positive Role Model: Serve as a positive role model for students, demonstrating leadership, enthusiasm for basketball, and a commitment to sportsmanship and personal growth.

Basketball Instructor Volunteer Qualifications:

  1. A passion for basketball and a desire to share your expertise with young athletes.

  2. Proficiency in basketball skills, techniques, and strategies, with coaching or playing experience preferred.

  3. Previous experience coaching, instructing, or working with youth, especially in a sports or recreational setting, is preferred but not required.

  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and motivate students of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

  5. Patience, empathy, and a genuine interest in supporting the physical, social, and emotional development of youth.

  6. Must complete DOE School Fingerprint ($105)

  7. Must complete OCFS Fingerprint + Medical Clearance ($70+). Clearance timeline takes up to 3 weeks or more. Costs are not covered by our organization.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Gain valuable coaching and mentoring experience in a youth sports setting.

  • Make a meaningful impact on students' lives by promoting physical activity, skill development, and teamwork through basketball.

  • Enhance your own coaching abilities and deepen your understanding of youth development and sports education.

  • Join a supportive and collaborative community of educators, volunteers, and staff members dedicated to enriching students' afterschool experiences.

How to Apply:

Please complete our Volunteer Application Form:

Have questions? Please email our HR Team at 


About I'RAISE:

I'RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation is a heartfelt haven founded in 2012 by the visionary Chief Executive Officer, Shanequa Moore. As a beacon of hope and resilience, we stand tall as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, proudly led by individuals from BIPOC and women communities. Since our inception, we have woven a tapestry of support, dedication, and transformation that defines who we are.

I’RAISE is not just an organization; it is a promise to make a difference in the lives of families. We are the guardians of youth, catalysts for community restoration, and architects of improved quality of life for minority children and families. Our purpose is etched in the very fabric of our holistic programs that commit to the well-being and empowerment of every child.

RAISE, EMPOWER, AND INSPIRE EVERY CHILD is not just a mantra; it's our guiding vision since 2012. We aspire to elevate self-esteem and self-worth, ensuring that every child, irrespective of background, finds success and progress in all facets of life

Join us in this journey of compassion, empowerment, and transformation. Together, we can rewrite the narrative for every child, building a future where potential knows no bounds.



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