Make A Difference In A Young Life. Get Involved.

Make a difference in the life of an at-risk youth and in your community by becoming involved through our volunteer program. Volunteers play an important role in our organization. We have opportunities for volunteers in fundraising, outdoor and indoor youth programs, special events, as well as volunteer positions in youth mentoring.
youth mentor

Youth mentoring is an important and rewarding volunteer opportunity with BFP. Mentors provide a positive adult influence for our youths, working through the Ballin’ For Peace core values, youth leadership, community service projects, and career development.

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special events volunteer

Join a committee of staff and other volunteers working together to help plan, organize, manage, and implement successful Ballin’ For Peace basketball sports competition and competition-related special events on the event day and/or participating in the event.

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fundraising volunteer

Help us secure in-kind goods and services, write grants and/or sponsorship proposals, conduct research on giving campaigns conducted by local companies, organize a donation campaign, or organize an external event to benefit Ballin’ For Peace.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Ballin’ For Peace Volunteer Program

Do I need to have a specific schedule to volunteer?

We have various opportunities for you to become engaged with that best fits your availability and interests. We make every effort to be as accommodating as possible with our volunteers’ time, and we ask the same in return. However, it is doubtful that you will have a regular volunteer time (i.e. every Friday from 11am-4pm). Given that most opportunities at Ballin’ For Peace are project-oriented it is helpful to have a flexible schedule to accommodate this commitment.

What are you looking for in a volunteer?

Volunteers must be positive, outgoing, and passionate about children and our mission. It is important that volunteers work well in a team environment. In addition, our volunteers need to be open-minded and flexible to meet the needs of the youths and communities we serve. Please note that some opportunities, including youth mentor, have a minimum age requirement.

What types of roles do volunteers have at Ballin' For Peace?

There are three main areas of volunteerism with Ballin’ For Peace: Youth Mentor, Fundraising and Special Events. Additional opportunities may become available on a case-by-case basis and as our organization continues to grow. Please contact our volunteer coordinator directly to inquire.

How involved do I have to be to volunteer?

While we do expect a high level of commitment and professionalism from our volunteers, commitment levels vary, depending on the volunteer position you choose. You may choose to become heavily involved or you may decide to sign up for specific events one at a time that’s most accommodating to your available time.

How do I become a volunteer?

In order to provide at-risk youths and their communities with the best experience possible, we require all potential volunteers to go through an approval process before becoming an active Ballin’ For Peace volunteer.

About Ballin’ For Peace

Ballin’ For Peace-New Social Workers, a 501c3 non-profit organization, was formed to provide positive recreational activities for youth and adults in the community. NSW has hosted basketball programs, leagues, celebrity games and other entertaining events in the community since 1981. Our theme “Have a Ball without Drugs, Alcohol and Gang Violence” has been well received by several communities visited. Based in the Los Angeles area, Ballin’ For Peace provides workshops, employment opportunities, educational grants, scholarships, health care services and other programs for all ages. We partner with various read more

BFP In The News

Ryan Hicks Revamps Ballin' For Peace
Ballin' For Peace started as the Venice Beach tournament in 1979. Kenn I. Hicks founded the organization and brought street ball to the West Coast. Past athletes that have participated are Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) and Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards). In 2007, his son Ryan Hicks picked up the reigns and re-energized the organization. read more

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