Who We’re Looking For…
Boys & Girls Club volunteers:
- are at least 18 years old;
- submit a volunteer application;
- have returned criminal background check showing no record;
- interview with Club staff;
- attend a formal orientation on the organization;
- sign an agreement form verifying that they understand procedures and what is expected of them.
Where You Fit…
Volunteers support Club programming in the following areas:
- Education & Career
- Sports, Fitness & Recreation
- The Arts
- Health & Life Skills
- Character & Leadership
Specific Opportunities Include…
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.
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 Volunteer Coordinator will pair each tutor with a student. Tutoring needs vary across subjects and grade levels between elementary, middle, 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. 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 tame 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 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.
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!
Leverage Your Talents: 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.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Ismael Martinez, Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 828-693-9444.