volunteerNYInterested in giving back to the sport you love or just a fun activity on the weekends? Come volunteer with us!

Without the amazing efforts of our volunteers we would not be able to give our participants the amazing experiences they receive in the Play Rugby USA program. We are constantly on the lookout for engaged volunteers to help at tournaments, scrimmages, fundraisers, and in the office.


Volunteer Roles


Referee rugby matches at our tournaments and scrimmage throughout the year. Events generally take place on Friday evenings or weekday mornings. All referees receive training on our rules, program philosophy, and youth development best practices.

Flag Rugby- Flag rugby matches are 10 minutes each and are played primarily by Elementary and Middle School teams. These events take place on weekend mornings at various sites in New York City.

Tackle Rugby- Our PSAL high school sevens league plays on Friday evenings in the Spring at Randall’s Island. Referees must be USA Rugby certified to participate. Matches include 7 minute halves and volunteers can expect to work 3-5 matches per evening.

First Aid

To ensure the safety of our participants, we make sure to have at least one trained medical individual on hand at all our events. We are always looking for  doctors, physical therapists, and EMTs to volunteer at events and provide that support.

Volunteer YDM or Tutor

Volunteer YDMs and Tutors make a longer term commitment to the program, as they work directly at a site to deliver programming over the course of a 10 week season. These volunteers receive the full training and support of our regular staff. Programs typically run sometime between 3 and 6 pm either one or two days per week.

Office Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers to help in the office with the administration and management of the program. This can include regular hours helping with technical aspects (Social Media, Accounting, etc.) or a one off time to help stuff envelopes, prepare for tournaments, or prepare equipment for programming.

Tournament Volunteer

Play Rugby is always looking for positive, supporting energy givers, role models, and enthusiastic volunteers.  We welcome individuals who want to share their passion for rugby and help grow the game as well as volunteers with no rugby experience and just a good attitude, willingness to learn, and desire to help promote the positive values of Play Rugby USA.

We especially need your help at our 2015 spring weekend tournaments and the 2015 AIG NYC Rugby Cup on June 6th at Randall’s Island.   The AIG NYC Rugby Cup is our annual culminating flag rugby tournament hosting 75 teams from across the city.  In the lead up to the Cup we host spring tournaments for all age levels.  We need volunteers to help in a variety of roles at all of our tournaments.

For more information and to get involved, please contact Kristen at Kristen.guernier@playrugbyusa.com.