Volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of youth at Boys & Girls Clubs and are vital to the success of our programs and special events. We invite you to learn more about how you can help kids build great futures.
To become a volunteer, inquire about training, requirements and upcoming opportunities, please contact email@example.com.
Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals
When We Need You
We are no longer taking volunteers to help with our Summer Volunteer Program. We will open our school year programming in mid-August and we will have volunteer spots open from 3-9pm Monday through Friday. We are seeking volunteers that can commit to serving the entire school year so please think carefully if this commitment level is appropriate with your schedule.
What We’re Looking For
The ideal volunteer for Boys & Girls Clubs is an engaging, high-energy, self-starter who needs minimal direction and has a passion for working with at-risk youth! Volunteers are asked to make a long-term commitment to developing relationships with the kids so please carefully think through your long-term availability. Summer Volunteers will be asked to volunteer through the entire summer season, whereas school year volunteers are asked to commit to a full academic semester (August through December or January through May).
If selected to volunteer, you will be asked to commit to a specific time each week and you will be asked to stay at the Club for at least two hours. While we understand that special things come up, we ask that you plan accordingly to be available each week on that same day and time. Our staff members develop their program schedule around their volunteer availability, so this routine schedule is critical.
Who We Cannot Work With
Adults looking to fulfill a court appointed community service requirement are not eligible to complete their hours with the Boys & Girls Club. Also, all volunteers are background checked annually and if you have previously been convicted of any violent crimes, offences related to drugs or crimes against a child, you are not eligible to volunteer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.
What to Expect
The Club offers a fast paced, high energy environment with anywhere between 150 and 300 kids each day. Boys & Girls Clubs are drop in facilities, so we cannot guarantee you’ll work with the same members each time you visit. Our goal is that you begin to build relationships with many of the wonderful young people you work with during your time in the Clubs.
How You Can Get Started
Volunteers with BGCMD are required to attend a training series to better understand the Clubs, our safety policies and our procedures for our volunteers. There are very limited trainings offered so please don’t delay in reaching out if you’re interested. We charge an annual $25 non-refundable Volunteer Application Fee to cover the costs associated with your training and background check. Payment will be collected at the time of registration.
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.
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. To arrange a volunteer project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 nonprofit administrative work and working directly with Club members through developing, planning and implementing youth programs. Please click here to view descriptions of our internship opportunities.