Upward – Volunteer

Help reach our community and have fun doing it!

To volunteer, contact the League Director Kevin Motiram at upward@ephraimsplace.com

Fill out volunteer sign-up form HERE

You could volunteer in the following areas:

Head Coach

Impact the lives of children and have fun while you volunteer as a head coach!  Use your talents to teach sport fundamentals as well as the value of sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity and respect for authority.  Never coached before?  Don’t worry, we will provide you with all the training and resources necessary to teach the sport, share life lessons and coach your team.

Time Commitment: 2 1/2 – 3 hours a week
(1 hour practice; 1 hour game; 30 minutes – 1 hour preparation time)

Assistant Coach

Make a difference in the lives of children by helping the head coach teach both athletic skills and values for success on and off the court.  Use this time to see if you might want to be a head coach in the future.

Time Commitment: 2 1/2 – 3 hours a week
(1 hour practice; 1 hour game; 30 minutes – 1 hour preparation time)

Did you play basketball growing up or have a great understanding of the rules of the game?  If so, use this gift to make an impact in the lives of children as an Upward referee.

Time Commitment: 1 hour a week on Saturdays


Help spread the word about our league!  Do you own a business or know of a place where we can distribute brochures in our community?  Help us reach more children and families by making our league known to those in our community.

Time Commitment: Will vary depending on advertising tactics

Follow Up

Have a passion for writing notes, making phone calls, or visiting with others?  Help our league by using those gifts.  By volunteering in this way, you will be able to help those individuals who have expressed a desire for follow up anytime during our Upward season.

Time Commitment: On-going job throughout our season


Show us your smile!  We need you to be a greeter at Upward events.  Yes, merely by making yourself available to welcome players, parents, and other fans to our events you can help deliver an excellent sports experience.  You can join them in the stands to make them feel welcome.

Time Commitment: 1 hour a week on Saturdays


Scorekeepers help run a professional game atmosphere and provide a competitive nature for the games.

Time Commitment: 1-4 hours on Saturdays

Evaluations and Orientations Volunteers

The first impression that a child has of their Upward season is at evaluations or orientations.  Help us make sure it is the most exciting and welcoming experience possible for them.  Volunteer to help at our Upward league’s evaluations and orientations.  We need volunteers to run stations, welcome parents and children, and provide directions.

Time Commitment: 2-6 hours at beginning of season


Help our Upward league deliver a first-class sports experience by selling concessions at the games.  You can impact the lives of parents and children through your hospitality and friendliness.

Time Commitment: 1-4 hours a week on Saturdays

Set-up and Clean-up Crew

Help us make sure everything is ready for the children to have the best sports experience possible.  Volunteer to be part of this crew during the week or on Saturdays.

Time Commitment will vary

Fill out volunteer sign-up form HERE