Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for volunteers to serve as coaches for Mission360 2022 National Chess Day Events. Please sign up here or email kevin@mission360foru.org. Eligibility:

  • High school students

  • Experienced tournament player rated > 1600

  • Experience with teaching / coaching

Volunteer hour will be issued. Possibility to receive President's Volunteer Service Award at year end.

Looking for volunteer Friday Apr. 1st 7-11PM. Need your help to bring elite events to bay area! If you could help please email kevin@mission360foru.org

Thanks for our passionate community, our volunteer slots are filled! If you are still interested in getting up close to the prestigious event you are welcome to contact kevin@mission360foru.org and we will put as a backup. Come back often to check on more volunteer opportunities!

Do you want to be up close with a chess grandmaster?

Do you want to be part of the most elite chess tournaments - GM NORM tournaments?

Do you have a passion to help others in need?

We are looking for volunteers with USCF rating >1000 to help with taking notation and pushing clocks for the upcoming Mission 360 Bay Area GM NORM tournaments. One of our GMs needs help for religious reasons. Your help ensures we can bring high quality elite chess tournaments to Bay Area!

Volunteer hours (~5 hours per game) will be provided.

Location: Bay Area Chess, 2050 Concourse Dr, San Jose

Time slots:

Fri. Mar 25th 7-11pm (filled)

Sat. Mar 26th 11:30am-3:30pm (filled)

Sat. Mar 26th 5:30pm-9:30pm (filled)

Fri. Apr 1st 7-11pm (available)

Sat. Apr 2nd 11:30am-3:30pm (filled)

Sat. Apr 2nd 5:30pm-9:30pm (filled)

Fri. Apr. 8th 5:30pm-9:30pm (filled)

Sat, Apr. 9th 5:30pm-9:30pm (filled)

Please contact Kevin at kevin@mission360foru.org to sign up.

Volunteer Honor Roll

IM Josiah Stearman

FIDE: 2392; USCF: 2465

Josiah Stearman is a Chess International Master, 2x Member of U16 USA Olympic Chess Team, 5x US Chess All-American, 4x Chess Grade Level State Champion. He became a US National Master at 10 years and 11 months, a FIDE Master at 12 years and 10 months, and an IM at 17 years and 2 months. Outside of his competitive chess career, he has been a chess advocate and coach for many years. Josiah has a BA in Applied Math from University of California, Berkeley.