Volunteer or Become a Mentor

Here are a few ways you can help:

Coaching & Mentoring

Cordova High School Students with Mentor Harrison Phillips

If working directly with kids is your passion, quality coaching and mentoring can make a life-long difference in the life of the child. As a Playmakers coach, you’ll teach boys and girls how to be a real hero by becoming someone to be counted on. You’ll give kids a roadmap for building character, and you will make life safer for these kids. Because Playmakers coaches are there for a long haul, not just during “the season,” they set an example kids will not forget.

volunteer with the playmakersOne of the most exciting aspects of our program are the young college men who mentor these students.

We are proud to know some Stanford Football men on the cusp of promising NFL careers. They provide hope and guidance to the inspire greatness among the young people in our program who mostly come from single-mother homes.

Meet Jordan Richards, a Stanford graduate and pro football player provides a fine example for our Lil’ Pups.

Meet Harrison Phillips, Stanford graduate and Buffalo Bills player who continues to pay-it-forward from Buffalo and Omaha.


JimandVolunteersWithKidsBusiness Leaders

We have been very lucky to have the support of our business mentors and partners. Part of the guidance we provide to the youth in our program is a chance to explore and find a purpose for what they would like to do as they move into adulthood. Through field trips, demonstrating their abilities, and one-on-one mentoring, our student have glimpses into different occupations and opportunities. VSP was most generous with their contribution to our Summer Football Camp where all players received a free eye exam, and eye glasses, and additional treatment where necessary.


We cannot do what we do without the generous support of individuals and businesses who mentor our kids and volunteer during our fundraising events. Events we have had in the past include dinners, golf tournaments, crab feeds and car washes. If fundraising speaks to you, we would encourage you to be involved. What kind of event sounds fun? What would get a good response in your area? Please let us know, and we’ll be glad to work with you to get it up and running.

volunteer with the playmakers

Community Service Projects

We are always looking for ways our kids can give back to the community, whether it’s painting fences, cleaning up, or helping at an event. Our kids are always supervised, always respect adults, and community service helps build self-esteem and respect both for self and others. If you know of a way we can serve, please let us know!

If you have an immediate interest in volunteering, please complete and return our Volunteer Application