There are many ways to get involved with Kirkland Boys & Girls Club. A contribution of your time is a wonderful way to make a difference.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Kirkland Boys & Girls Club. Background checks before placement are a legal requirement that ensure member safety. To register as a volunteer, please fill out our application form. All volunteers must attend a 30-minute training held at the Club. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Program Director, Amanda Padua, or call 425.827.0132.
Afterschool Games Room and Gym Activities
Billiards—Foosball—Ping Pong—Board Games—Basketball—Soccer—Active Games—Playground
Daily between 3 - 7 p.m., adults are needed to teach sportsmanship and skills to youth in our games room and gymnasium. Having additional adults in the games room means that our members are surrounded with positive role models. One-on-one interaction between youth and adults is an essential building block for healthy development.
Teen Night events are for middle school youth in our community. Adults are needed to guide teens and interact with them in this safe, fun and age-appropriate environment. Volunteers must be outgoing and interested in building mentoring relationships with teens.
Power Hour, Learning Center and Computers
Homework Assistance—Tutoring—Story Telling—Word Processing—Web Design—Internet Research—Tech Support and Supervision—Programming
Today's families are often stressed. It can be difficult for parents to take the time out of their day to help their child with homework. Each day over 100 youth come to the club looking for assistance and attention. Power Hour is a program that rewards youth for their efforts towards their homework. It is held every day after school Monday through Thursday from 4 - 5 p.m. Volunteers are always needed to give each student the attention they deserve. Adult tutors are needed to meet weekly with youth to help build their skills in a particular area. We always have a waiting list of students in need. Students are matched with tutors according to interests, personalities and strengths.
Flag Football—Tackle Football—Baseball—Basketball—Volleyball—Soccer—Martial Arts—Wrestling—Track—Dodge Ball
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. Coaches volunteer between two and four hours per week during a season. Volunteer coaches must attend a training session to learn coaching strategies.
Torch Club 12-14 yrs.—Keystone Club 14-18 yrs.—Smart Girls—Smart Moves
The Boys & Girls Club includes citizenship among our key priorities. Youth who understand citizenship will take part in their communities throughout their lives. Volunteers advise Boys & Girls Club members in one of our many programs exposing youth to good citizenship; teaching the skills of democracy; planning events; working in a team; and helping others. Volunteers for the above programs must be over 21 and make a one-year commitment to the group they facilitate. The minimum time commitment is four hours per month.
Every one of us has a special passion. Whether it is kites, cooking or model airplanes. You choose the format—one-time demonstrations or weekly classes. Don't be shy! Your hobby might be just what children need to keep them going when things get tough.
This Club is used by over 200 youth daily, and our equipment and facilities get extreme use by active kids. If you have a skill or an interest in this area, your help can save the Club dollars better spent on providing activities for youth. At the same time, you'll be creating an environment where members feel comfortable and at home.
Guild Volunteer or Fundraising
Auction—Community Events—Golf Tournament—Special Events—Board Member—Grant Writing
Volunteers in this arena work on special events and fundraising for the Club. Time is flexible and is usually during evenings and weekends. There are monthly meetings to coordinate efforts, and you control how much time you spend according to what you sign up for.