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Contributing your time can be one of the most powerful ways of supporting the Clubs…and the feeling you get helping kids in person is hard to match.

Adult volunteers are needed to inspire and enable kids to be their best, and we can match you with an opportunity that fits your skills, interests and availability.

New volunteers must complete a volunteer application (downloadable from each site). To volunteer directly with kids, a background check (included as part of our volunteer application) is a legal requirement that ensures member safety.

Please contact a Club or licensed program site* near you to find out what volunteer opportunities exist and where you could make the biggest impact. To find a location near you, click the Locations tab above or the links at the bottom of the page.

*Licensed program sites have state requirements and regulations to adhere to regarding volunteers. You or your organization may be able to help with site work (Day of Caring, painting, gardening, repairs, etc.) at these locations. To volunteer with the kids in the Clubs, contact one of our 12 Clubs or 2 Teen Centers. Our Clubs and Teen Centers also have Day of Caring opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Current volunteer opportunities include:

Afterschool Games Room and Gym Activities

Adults are needed to teach sportsmanship and skills while providing positive role models. One-on-one interaction between youth and adults is an essential building block for healthy development. Activities needing supervision include billiards, foosball, ping pong, board games, basketball, soccer and other active playground games.

Teen Nights

Adults are needed to guide middle- and high-school teens in our safe, fun and age-appropriate environment. Volunteers should be outgoing and interested in building mentoring relationships that help teens cope with challenges and enjoy everyday living.

Education Center and Computers

Parents often don't have the time to help their child with homework. So volunteers are needed to give each student the assistance they need. Adult tutors are also needed to help kids build their skills in particular areas. Activities include homework assistance, tutoring, storytelling, word processing, web design, internet research, tech support and programming.

Coaching

Coaching takes a special person who cares about youth and who can model teamwork, sportsmanship and the joy of being involved in a positive, healthy activity. Sports needing coaches include flag football, flag rugby, baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, martial arts, wrestling, track and dodge ball.

Advisors

Volunteers are needed to advise Boys & Girls Club members on how to plan events, work as part of a team and help others—all vital roles of a good citizen. Volunteers for the programs below must be over 21 and make a one-year commitment of at least four hours per month to the group they facilitate:

  • Torch Club (12–14 years)
  • Keystone Club (14–18 years)
  • SMART Moves
  • SMART Girls

Special Skills

No matter what your passion or hobby, sharing it with children could change their lives for the better. And you can choose to share it one time only or in a series of classes. Possible topics include cooking, art, dance, magic, environmental education, biking and other outdoor activities. But if you have a different skill to share, by all means offer it.

Maintenance

Club facilities are used with vigor daily and deserve some TLC. If you can provide it, you'll be helping create a Club that kids are proud to call their own. Needs include construction, painting, cleaning, grounds-keeping, landscaping and van repair.

Fundraising

Volunteers in this arena work on special events and fundraising for the Clubs, in cooperation with our County and Club board members. To learn what volunteer opportunities are available and where your time can make the biggest impact, find a Club near you by using the links below.

Set Up a Day of Caring

If you have a group that would like to donate time for maintenance, cleaning, painting, landscaping, construction or even van repair, a one-time Day of Caring event is the perfect way to do it.

Corporate Hour Matching

Many large companies such as Microsoft, Boeing and Weyerhaeuser make cash contributions to organizations where their employees volunteer. Check with your company's human resources office to see if your company has a matching program. They will provide you with a web link to enter your matching gift request or a matching form to send us by mail along with your volunteer hours documentation. Our Resource Development department will then verify receipt of your gift and return the form to your company for matching funds.