Volunteering

Are you ready to change lives?

Volunteers are critical to the success of the Boys & Girls Clubs. With your time, energy, and expertise, we are better able to prepare our Members for great futures. Volunteers have the power to impact our Members in a way that can truly change their lives forever.

We typically need volunteers interested in one of the following four areas:

(1) Individual Volunteers

Volunteers working individually must complete a volunteer application AFTER the $10 background check fee is paid. Once the application is completed, volunteers must have a background check performed as well as attend an orientation session. If you have any questions, please contact Lindsey Doerr at ldoerr@wakebgc.org or 919-834-6282. Click here to pay for the Background Check, and you will then be directed to the application.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. For rising high school sophomores through seniors, reference our VolunTeen program. Please note that we do not allow volunteers completing court-ordered/recommended community service (no matter the offense) to work in our Clubs.

Assist withPower Hour” – Power Hour is a comprehensive homework help and tutoring program. Power Hour is designed to raise the academic proficiency of all Club members. Power Hour runs from 3:30pm-6pm; times may vary by Club.

Create Your Own “Club” – Have a special skill? Want to share it with today’s youth? Whether you come weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, you can start your own “Club” with a subset of members who are interested in learning your hobby. It’s a great way to teach and mentor youth on new activities they may have never had the opportunity to try.

Become a Mentor – Help a member stay focused on school, discourage against unhealthy behavior/habits, serve as a positive role model, and encourage them to stay active!

Sports & Recreation – Assist in leading a sport or activity in the gym, such as coaching indoor and outdoor sports or managing a games room tournament.

Arts & Crafts Assist – If you have a wide imagination and a unique artistic ability, leading an arts & crafts activity might be right up your alley! Visual arts, music, drama, or dance – doesn’t matter, we want it all!

Administrative – Good with a computer? Have great clerical skills? Club staff could really use your help before hours to help get organized for the day ahead. Making spreadsheets, proofreading documents, making copies, etc.

Boys & Girls Clubs 5 core program areas:

The Arts

Character & Leadership Development

Education & Career Development

Health & Life Skills

Sports, Fitness, & Recreation

 

(2) Group Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a way to get your employees, co-workers, friends, or family involved?

Click Here to download a list of sample team-building projects

Contact Lindsey Doerr, Volunteer Engagement Manager at ldoerr@wakebgc.org to set up a group volunteer event and please fill out the application form.

(3) Interns

Are you a student or a recent graduate looking for an opportunity to gain experience in youth development, special events planning, marketing, or other aspects of non-profit work? We have limited, unpaid internships available. Please fill out a Work Study/Internship application form and contact Lindsey Doerr at ldoerr@wakebgc.org or 919-834-6282 to discuss your interests.  Additionally, some Boys & Girls Clubs internship opportunities are periodically posted on Intern Sushi.

(4) VolunTEEN Program

We wanted to inform you that at this point, the VolunTEENS program will be on hold for the summer of 2020.  We are hopeful that we will be able to offer this program to allow our VolunTEENS to volunteer in our Clubs to serve those families who need us most, so, we will keep you informed about the status of this Summer.  We do plan to continue with the VolunTEENS program for summer 2021.

Join the Boys & Girls Clubs this summer for the ULTIMATE volunteer experience, VolunTEENS – Teach, Empower, Engage, Navigate, Support.  Enjoy 2 weeks of volunteering with kids ages 6 to 12 in one of our local Boys & Girls Clubs.  Get hands-on experience working with young people and add something new to your resume.

  • VolunTEENS must be rising Juniors in order to be eligible.
  • All VolunTEENS are required to attend the summer orientation (Date, time, and location details TBD)
  • Contact Lindsey Doerr at ldoerr@wakebgc.org for more details.
  • To sign up, please complete the VolunTEENS Summer Application 2020 (coming soon!).