Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver! Volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of youth at our nine metro-area Clubs and are vital to the success of our programs and special events. We invite you to learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and find out you can help kids build great futures.
To sign up to volunteer, please e-mail Brianne Rock, Volunteer Resource Director, at BrianneR@bgcmd.org.
Wednesday, November 27: Volunteers needed for International Day. From 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. help Club kids create crafts inspired by international cultures, serve food, and play games!
November 29 – December 24: Make the holidays bright for Denver youth! Bring a new, unwrapped toy to any metro area King Soopers to support the Care 4 Colorado Toy Drive. www.bgcmd.org/toydrive.
November & December: Host a one-time holiday event for Club kids. Decorate cookies, make ornaments, or just play games to make the holidays special for kids.
Fridays 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: (ongoing) Join the kids at our Owen Boys & Girls Club for VEX Robotics. Help kids as they build bots for this 21st century skills technology challenge.
Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals
Club-Wide Power Hour Volunteers are needed to help Boys & Girls Club members complete their homework, read books and complete educational games and activities. Volunteers will be asked to commit to at least 1 hour per week for the entire school year, and they will receive training to prepare them for their work in the Clubs. Club-Wide Power Hour takes place at all Boys & Girls Club sites between 3pm and 5pm. Please contact Brianne Rock at BrianneR@bgcmd.org for more information.
Club Program Volunteers bring their own expertise to the Clubs to enhance programming, support Club staff, and provide additional positive adult interactions with members. As a Club Program Volunteer, you can make a difference in a Club member’s life by reading a book, providing homework help, assist Club staff on field trips, teach a class in your area of expertise or interest (painting, writing, music, web design, etc.), coach a sports team…the list is endless! You must be at least 18 years old and commit to at least 2 hours a week for three months. We will provide you with a volunteer orientation and extensive training. Club Program Volunteers must pass a background check to work with our kids.
Program Support Center Volunteers help keep our behind-the-scenes operations running. Volunteers assist with administrative work, computer maintenance, special event planning and implementation, and general facilities maintenance on an ongoing basis. We ask you to attend a Volunteer Orientation session and sign a liability waiver and confidentiality waiver.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver prides itself on being a community resource for youth philanthropy and civic engagement. We are also a resource for students who are seeking internships to gain experience in non-profit administrative work and working directly with Club members through developing, planning and implementing youth programs.
Volunteer Opportunities for Groups
Corporate Group Projects
Corporate Group Projects are perfect for companies, organizations and schools that would like to participate in a special activity at one of our Clubs. Not only do group projects provide an immediate benefit to the young people served by Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, but they can also be a great way to promote team-building, boost morale, or “cross-train” using new skills and experiences. Most importantly, they’re just plain fun! Whatever your goals, our staff can help design and execute a customized project to align your company’s interests with the needs at our Clubs. Examples include ”Scrub-a-Club” clean up events, hosting special events for our Club members such as a Holiday Party, Arts & Crafts Day, or Sports & Fitness Field Day, leading a program in your group’s area of expertise such as music, dancing, photography, science, athletics, etc., planting a garden, and much more.
If your company or organization would like to schedule a large group project, please contact Brianne Rock at (303) 446-6821 or by e-mail at BrianneR@bgcmd.org. Please allow at least three weeks notice between contacting us and the scheduled date of your project so that we can find the best Club match for you.
Orientation & Training
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver will make every attempt to match volunteers with Clubs that fits their availability, interests, and location. The orientation sessions and trainings listed below can be attended by anyone interested in volunteering at our Denver, Aurora, Brighton, Jefferson County and Commerce City locations. Volunteer Orientation Sessions are required for all Club Program Volunteers and serve as a prerequisite for all Volunteer Extensive Trainings. Volunteer Extensive Trainings (V.E.T.) are required for all Club Program Volunteers.
Dates and times of Volunteer Orientations vary. If you would like to attend a Volunteer Orientation, please e-mail Brianne Rock at BrianneR@bgcmd.org.
Volunteer Extensive Trainings
Attending the Volunteer Orientation is the first step in a two step process. After successfully completing the Volunteer Orientation, you will be invited to attend the Volunteer Extensive Training. Dates and locations for those trainings will be made available by invitation only. If you have questions about the volunteer training process, or if you would like more information, please contact Brianne Rock, Volunteer Resource Director at BrianneR@bgcmd.org.
To become a volunteer, inquire about training, requirements and upcoming opportunities, please contact Brianne Rock, Volunteer Resource Manager, at BrianneR@bgcmd.org.
Thank you for helping us help kids!