• BayAreaChess - Get Involved

    • Be a part of the amazing group of Volunteers!


      Are you interested in Volunteering for BayAreaChess?
      You came to the right place!

      Be a part of the 2018 Chess Club of the Year by US Chess
      And work with the best team including the 2017 Organizer of the Year 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
      Anyone who want to make a different
      You came to the right place!

      We will walk you through how to sign up and get certified
      and post updates here often - so bookmark this page!

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

      Contact us if you have any questions.
    • BayAreaChess - certified organization for the
      President's Volunteer Service Award program


      We are super proud that we officially got approved to be a certified organization for the
      President's Volunteer Service Award program (PVSA.)
      What does this mean to you? You can get national recognition for your help with BayAreaChess!
      Read more about PVSA here: www.presidentialserviceawards.gov

      You will need to register through PVSA and track your hours each time you volunteer.
      Here is a quick intro how to register to become a volunteer at PVSA:
      Click here to read the instructions.

      One you hit the benchmarks, you'll be included in our Volunteer Recognition Events,
      and we'll be awarding you of your certificate.

      Learn more about the different recognition levels, and how many hours of service each level require.
      www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/the-award


    • Useful links and resources

      PLEASE Follow these steps to become an active and official Volunteer for BAC.
      Should you need help and advice at any point in the process, please do not hesitate to email us to ask at bayareachess.com
      We are here to help you and find you the best opportunity to make the most difference through chess!




      1st Step: Read our Volunteer Training Program to understand the different stations and opportunities.
      Hope this will further help to decide and narrow down your area of intent to help.
      BAC's Volunteer Training Program



      2nd Step: Fill out a General Interest Form
      let us know what you would like to volunteer at BAC.
      https://goo.gl/forms/55uefhdw8USY8MWd2
      Someone will be contacting you as a follow up! Please, allow us 48 hours to get back to you.



      3rd Step: Get certified for any or all volunteer positions :)
      We made a quick quiz to test your undesranding of our Volunteer Training, and to get you officially certified for any or all volunteer positions.
      To take the fun and short quiz, visit the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/1ajmm448Vr1cdEOF3
      Someone will be following up with you regarding your fun and short quiz :)



      4th Step: Sign up for specific volunteering opportunities:)
      The following form has the upcoming opportinities. Please, sign up for specific stations or areas, so we can ensure you can work at the post you desire the most.
      Sign up via this form: https://goo.gl/forms/ficH571p2zNGE8Oz1



      5th Step: Give us feedback:)
      We want to hear from you: how was your volunteering experience? What did you like the best and what can be improved in your opinion?
      Do you have any suggestions for us how to improve our system?
      Fill our this feedback form: link coming soon...


      We hope you like our new Volunteer Managemeng System.
      We thrive to offer a great experience while you volunteer for BAC
      and opportunity for you to make a difference.

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

      We will collect all the usual questions regardig Volunteering for BAC here.
      If you don't see an answer to your question, please email us to ask at bayareachess.com

      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.
      Shoud you need any refernce, we have many students who did the same in the past.

      Q: My child would love to particiapate 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 opoortunities, not neccessary just at the events, but at the office, or online.

      to be continued :)


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