Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club can be a wonderful and rewarding experience for everyone involved. For more information about how you can volunteer, contact Ismael Martinez, Member Support/Volunteer Coordinator, at ismaelm@bgchendersonco.org or (828) 693-9444. Here are some of the many volunteer opportunities available at the Club:

Tutoring:
K-5th volunteers needed, specifically in reading and math. Power Hour (assisting with homework or tutoring) runs from 3:40pm-4:30 pm and 4:30-5:30 pm Monday-Thursday.

Homework assistant:
Assist youth ages 6-18 in the completion of their homework. The “Power Hour” program divides students into groups by their grade. This program is a critical part of our after-school academic program. All club members are required to complete their homework or an enrichment activity before they can participate in another program area.

One-on-one Tutoring:
Work one-on-one with an individual student who needs extra help to improve their academic skills. Tutoring activities include helping with homework and/or preparing for exams. Our staff will pair each tutor with a student and provide resources and a plan of action for each tutoring session. Tutoring needs vary across subjects and grade levels between elementary, middle school and high school.

Mentoring:
It is important for youth members to know they have adults that care about them. As a successful adult, you will serve as a positive role model for our youth in a one-on-one setting. We ask that mentors be willing to spend no less than 1hr. /week with assigned mentee. Time can be spent doing homework, playing games, talking or participating in a club program, etc. Mentors are not permitted to take members off campus.

Athletics and Recreation:
Fall and winter offer coaching/referee opportunities for soccer and basketball. Referee an indoor soccer or basketball game or coach a team of ten club members participating in a league. Help club members learn fundamental skills during practice and games and serve as a role model for sportsmanship both on and off the court.

During summer, help one of our youth learn how to swim or improve their aquatic skills Monday-Thursday, or chaperone one of our daily field trips.

Help staff organize tournaments for club members in a variety of interactive games or simply join youth in a game of pool, foosball, or show an eager child how to play your favorite board game.

Programming Assistance:
Career Talk – Motivate teens by speaking with them about a specific career path, the steps it will take to get them there, hurdles they may encounter and how to overcome those hurdles, school requirements, etc. Share your story with them!

Help our staff lead fun, enriching activities to help members learn and explore subject areas including: Enterprise/Vocational skills, Culture, Cooking, Poetry, Dance, Journalism, Creative Writing, Painting and Design, Horticulture, Gang and Drug Awareness and any other skills or strengths you may be willing to share.

Join teen members as they explore creative arts, technology, cooking skills and social activities. Help lead workshops on life skills, fiscal responsibility and Career building as we help teens prepare for real life responsibilities.

Assist club members as they use computers to research topics on the Internet and learn new software programs. Plan and lead a workshop on a software program or application. Workshops can include; Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Internet Safety, etc.

Join our youth in the Art Room and help children use their creative skills to their fullest potential!

For more information about how you can volunteer, contact Ismael Martinez, Member Support/Volunteer Coordinator, at ismaelm@bgchendersonco.org or (828) 693-9444.