Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Unfortunately, we do not currently have the capacity to accept new volunteers until Fall 2015.

If you’d like us to notify you when the Volunteer Application is posted again, please provide your contact information below.

Volunteer Commitment

Generally, we need volunteers who are able to commit to one or two hours per week, for at least three months. The times of greatest need for volunteers are weekdays from 2pm – 6pm. Some short-term projects and single-event opportunities arise occasionally.

If you can’t make a regular commitment, you may still want to consider engaging through Corporate & Group Volunteering or through our Friends of BGCSF group.

ATTN: We need volunteer lifeguards for summer camp!
  • Currently certified lifeguard volunteers are needed for one or more camp sessions – five days (minimum) to ten days (ideal). Session dates are listed here.
  • Free food and lodging are provided.
  • Free transportation may be arranged via our scheduled arrival/departure days for Camp kids. Volunteers may also drive their own vehicle to Camp.
  • IMPORTANT: To qualify, volunteers candidates must show proof of current lifeguard certification and complete our volunteer registration process (online volunteer application, orientation, and fingerprinting)

To apply for this role contact Erica Pérez.

Volunteer Opportunities & Interests

In 2015, we will be looking for volunteers with skills or interests in fine arts, crafts, dance, music, sports, computer technology…you name it. Opportunities will be available at all eight of our Clubs and at our administrative office.

Art/Performing Arts
College Prep
Program Admin Assistant

Art/Performing Arts: Art with Heart!

Share your love of art with kids by becoming an Art Assistant!

Share your love of art!

Volunteers are needed for at least one hour a week to help Club members in our Art Rooms.

Engage Club members in various art projects such as drawing, photography, graffiti art, ceramics and more, as well as help to set up and/or clean up art room spaces.

Our Clubhouses seek Art Room Assistants Monday through Friday between the hours of 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Volunteer needs and hours may vary by location.

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Gardening/Cooking: Have Green Thumbs or Culinary Talents? Teach Kids Your Passion!

Teach kids about gardening as a Garden Helper / Cooking Helper!

Club kids proud of their garden!

Volunteers are needed for at least one hour a week.

Help Club members learn basic skills in gardening, such as: plant needs (water, food, light), soil quality, composting, nurturing, what role insects play, and more. Cooking skills that you can teach are basics of handling food and tools safely as well as exploring healthy food options.

Our Clubhouses seek Garden Helpers (any day) Monday through Friday between the hours of 2pm – 7:00pm. Volunteer needs and hours may vary by location.

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Learn amazing skills as a Volunteer Program Admin Assistant!

Interested in developing your office or administrative skills in the non-profit sector? Then become a Volunteer Program Admin Assistant today and provide support to our Volunteer & Corporate Outreach Manager.

You will be exposed to a multitude of tasks & skill sets including, but not limited to: database management, supporting the planning and execution of volunteer events, creating presentations, developing program/ training tools, and other special projects, as needed.

Volunteers will also have the opportunity to interact with other administrative departments, program staff, community partners, Club members, and corporate contacts.

This is a GREAT position for a college student or someone interested in exposure to a youth development/non-profit setting.

BGCSF Main Office @ 380 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Hours are flexible between Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm; We ask for a minimum of FOUR hours a week.

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Sports/Health & Fitness: Got Game? Teach Kids How to Play Sports & Be Active

Teach kids how to play sports and/or how to be physically active as a Sports Coach/Assistant Coach or Fitness Instructor!

Make a difference by getting kids fit!

Volunteers are needed for at least one hour a week to help Club members learn fundamentals of sports, new fitness skills, and a love of being active.

We are looking for either Coaches or Assistant Coaches for baseball, flag football, and girls’ soccer.

And we are seeking Fitness Instructors who will help to run non-traditional sports activities to make sure that kids are being active and engaged regularly.

Our Clubhouses seek support Monday through Friday between the hours of 4:30pm – 6:00pm. Volunteer needs and hours may vary by location. If coaching, then occasional Saturdays will be required.

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Technology/Media Arts: Music Production

Technology/Media Arts: Music Production

Music Production volunteers are needed at least one hour a week to teach Club members that music & technology go hand-in-hand.

Teach youth (ages 10 to 18) some music fundamentals along with how to use a music production software (such as Reason & Pro-Tools) to make beats, record and edit tracks.

Our Clubhouses seek tech support week days in the window of 3pm – 8pm. Volunteer needs and hours may vary by location.

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Teen Programs: Been to College? Help our Teens get there with College Prep!

Share your college experience by helping our Teens through College Prep! Volunteers are needed for at least one hour a week to help Club members prepare for their future.

As a College Prep volunteer you will be helping high school juniors and seniors in all aspects of the application process including advising on what school to apply to, editing personal statements and researching scholarships and financial aid resources.

Our Clubhouses seek College Prep volunteers to serve Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm or Wednesday 5-6pm. Volunteer needs and hours may vary by location.

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Tutoring/Homework Help: Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Homework Helpers & Tutors needed!

Homework Helpers & Evening Tutors are needed for at least one hour a week to help Club kids with their homework, which may include a variety of subjects, special projects, and/or engagement in learning activities.

One person can help create a love of learning!

Grade levels of Club kids vary but focus mostly on elementary school levels.

Our Clubhouses seek homework helpers and one-on-one tutors Monday through Thursday between the hours of 3pm – 7:30pm. Volunteer needs and hours may vary by location.

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