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  • BayAreaChess - Volunteer

    • Why you should volunteer at BayAreaChess?

      Here at BayAreaChess, our mission is to Transform Lives Through Chess.
      We offer a great enrichment programs for all ages, hold regular tournaments, and more! Our team is full of amazing staff and our diligence is shown by our achievements.
      Our recent awards include Chess Club of the Year in 2018 by US Chess and Organizer of the Year 2017 by US Chess.

      If you are:
      A Player who would like to get involved
      A Student who would like to earn volunteer credit hours
      A Parent who would like to earn free entries for your child**
      If you want to make a difference
      You came to the right place!

      Contact us here.

      We will get in contact with you soon with more information about upcoming dates.

      Many many thanks in advance for your support and generous donation of your time and energy to volunteer and help BayAreaChess!

      **Please note that if you are volunteering for free entries to a tournament with prize money, the free entry is in lieu of the prize money.
    • BayAreaChess - President's Volunteer Service Award program

      In addition, we are extremely proud that we’ve been officially approved to be a certified organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Program (PVSA) www.presidentialserviceawards.gov

      Therefore, you can receive national recognition when volunteering with BAC. You will need to register through PVSA, and track your hours while volunteering with our agency. Here is a quick intro to register through PVSA and track your hours each time you volunteer. Click here to read the instructions.

      Once you reach our benchmarks page, you’ll be included in our Volunteer Recognition Events.
      BAC will award you with a certificate contingent upon completion of the volunteer program.
      You can learn more about the different recognition levels, and how many hours of service each level require, please visit the link below.
    • FAQ

      If you don't see an answer to your question, please email us.

      Q: I'm a HS student and I am in need of some service hours. Can you help me?

      A: YES! We have many opportunities that HS students can volunteer at, and we can sign any form that you might have from the school, as well as give official certificate of your volunteer hours.
      Should you need any reference, we have many students who did the same in the past.

      Q: My child would love to participate in more tournaments, but the price is too high for us. Can I volunteer for you guys and earn free entries for your tournaments?
      A: YES! We reward parents' help with free entries**. Just reach out to us and let us know when you can do some volunteer work. We have many opportunities!

      Should you have any questions, or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us via this form: Contact us.