BE A VOLUNTEER
Do you have creative and interesting ideas? How about enthusiasm for a particular subject or hobby? Do you just enjoy interacting with youth? Any of these qualities are a great foundation to start building your volunteer experience with the Boys & Girls Clubs! Listed below are some ways you can help be a part of our Club. At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington we strive to create positive matches between our Clubs’ needs and the interests and abilities of potential volunteers. Our application/interview process is designed to help us make those matches.
Many of our members are in need of positive role models and would benefit greatly from the individual attention of a caring adult. A mentor is paired with a club member to meet on a weekly basis. We ask mentors to make a minimum time commitment of one hour per week for a full school year. A set appointment time will be agreed upon by the mentor, the member’s guardian, and the Club member. Activities during the mentoring session will differ upon both the member and the mentor. Anything that offers positive reinforcement to the member and signals to them that they have the respect and admiration of an accomplished adult will do wonders for the member.
Power Hour and Power Surge, our after school homework help programs for 1st-5th graders and 6th-12th graders, are always in need of volunteers to help members with their homework . For those members in need of extra or more personalized educational assistance, one-on one tutoring opportunities exist. Tutors are asked to commit a minimum of one hour per week for a full school year to meet with a member at a set time determined by the tutor, the member’s guardian and the Club member.
Have an idea for a new program not offered by the Club? Become a Special Interest Volunteer and design and run a program of your very own. All program ideas should be submitted to the Club Director or Volunteer Coordinator, who will assist you in the development of your program.
Does the Club offer a program that interests you and would allow you to showcase and share your talents? Become a Program Volunteer and commit yourself to supporting and enhancing one of our weekly programs by working in an area with a Lead Staff.
Volunteer Application Process
Stay tuned for our 2016-17 Volunteer Orientation schedule.