One hundred percent of the contributions and registration fees provided to Chess Girls DC are used for its programs. As such, there are no paid staff members. Instead, the organization greatly relies on the generosity of its volunteers to coach the girls in the programs and lead other activities and programs.
There are countless volunteer opportunities for anyone willing to donate their time. These include, but are not limited to:
- Coaches and Teaching Assistants: leading or assisting the students as a group or one-on-one with chess instruction and developing curriculum
- Reception and Hospitality Team Members: greeting parents and students at registration, coordinator events and parties, etc.
- Enrichment Activities Team Members: leading enrichment activities – e.g. jump and other educational games — before/after chess class
- Fundraisers: identifying funding sources for Chess Girls, connecting community partners to our team, developing grants and solicitation requests, etc.
Our unique organization desires to have 1:4 ratio to coach our beginning students. Our Chess Coaches volunteer twice a month. Please complete the following form to get more information on how to volunteer!