Our volunteers make it happen!

They come from diverse backgrounds, a variety of ages, have a wealth of experience, and ALL share one thing in common, they love soccer and helping others! Come join us…whether you’re a participant or spectator, youth or adult, local or visiting, we have a place for you. Be a part of the experience. Next steps:


  • Staff will contact you prior to the tournament to discuss volunteer opportunities and your potential schedule.


Below are some of the various volunteer positions available during the Midwest Classic:


Planning Committees

There are 10 planning committees this year that handle the work that goes into making this tournament work.  Those committees are Marketing & Outreach, Entertainment, Field Marshals, Registration & Sign-in, Game Scheduling, Grounds & Traffic, Merchandise & Awards, Sponsors & Hospitality Bags, Volunteers, and Communications.  


On the actual days of the tournament, there is a need for volunteers to assist with executing the plans the planning committees have come up with.  


Field Marshals

Field Marshals are the lifeblood of the tournament! As a field marshal, you're stationed at the fields in the middle of the action and you get to watch the games (2-4 at a time). You help games get started on time, check in teams before each game, answer questions from curious parents and players, communicate final scores of games, make tournament headquarters aware of any problems on the field, summon medical personnel if needed, and assist the referees stationed at your fields. If you like meeting new people and watching soccer, this is the place for you.



Team Registration and Check-in

Assist teams through check-in and presentation of credentials. Friday Evening, September 28, 2012 and Saturday Morning, September 29, 2012.


Traffic Coordinators

Assist drivers to ensure adequate flow of vehicles in and out of the Tuma Complex. This position is needed on Saturday and Sunday. It will be broken up into shifts (TBD). 

Volunteer Coordination
Check-in volunteers and assist where there are gaps.

Awards
Help sort and hand out awards to the winning teams.

Daily Cleanup
Need 4-6 volunteers from about 5-9pm (depending on schedules) on Saturday & Sunday to help put things away, round up and park golf carts, check on corner flags, make sure things are picked up and ready for the next day. Also needed Thursday and Friday to help assist with tents, chairs, layout, etc... Possibly light lifting involved.

Final Clean Up
Need 10-14 workers to help put away decorations, take down tables and chairs,

Golf Cart Driver
Must be a good driver, over 18 yrs old and outgoing. Driving carts from parking to fields for spectators, referees, and officials.

Hospitality Bag Packer 

Information Booth
We need two people at all times during tournament hours to man the information booth. One must be able to easily give directions to various places, be cordial, and be knowledgeable about the Cedar Rapids area, restaurants, fun spots, etc. We will be running 2 or 4 hour shifts and need workers starting Saturday morning.

Initial Set Up
Need people to help set up decorations, install corner flags EARLY Saturday morning, set up tables & chairs etc. Need for 4-6 hours on Friday and 2 hours early Saturday morning. Should be able to lift at least 40 pounds.

Trash Removal
2 persons needed per 4 hour shift to drive a golf cart and empty all trash bins every 2 hours (twice per shift). Must be able to lift up to 30 or 40 pound bags and throw into large bin. Replace bag in barrel.

Water - On the field
1 person per shift needed to refill the water canisters every 2 hours on all 20 fields. Must be able to lift 5 gallon jugs and drive a golf cart.