Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

We truly value all of our volunteers and the support they provide.  We offer individual and group volunteer opportunities at all of our clubs throughout the city and will do our best to meet your volunteer interests and availability.  Please click on the options below to get more info on individual or group opportunities.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities & Interests

Individual volunteers are very beneficial to our clubs and the youth we serve.  We have individual volunteer opportunities at all of our clubs and hold volunteer orientations monthly.  There are three steps to become a volunteer.

  1. Fill out a volunteer application by clicking here.
  2. Attend a volunteer orientation.  You will see the dates for the upcoming orientations when you fill out the volunteer application.
  3. Complete a criminal background check.  You can do this at the volunteer orientation or on your own.

Volunteer Commitment

We are always looking for volunteers who are able to commit to one or two hours per week, for at least two 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 by clicking the button above.

This process is for adult volunteers (18+).  Youth volunteers should contact their local Clubhouse for volunteer opportunities.

Art/Performing Arts

Volunteer with the Boys & Girls Clubs of San FranciscoShare your love of art with kids by supporting our Art Programs.

Engage Club members in various art projects such as drawing, photography, pottery, graffiti art, ceramics and more, as well as help to set up and/or clean up art room spaces.  Volunteer needs and hours may vary by location.

Sports/Health & Fitness

Teach kids how to play sports and/or how to be physically active!

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.

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Gardening/Cooking

Help Club members learn basic skills in gardening and cooking.

Volunteer needs and hours vary by location. Volunteers are needed for 1-2 hours per week.

Tutoring/Homework Help

Homework Helpers & Evening Tutors are needed for at least one hour a week to help Club kids with their homework.

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 – 5pm. Volunteer needs and hours may vary by location.

Corporate & Group Volunteering

Volunteer groups can assist in a variety of ways from supporting our youth programs to beautifying our clubs.  Clubs members and staff benefit greatly from volunteer groups by the capacity and support they bring to the youth and staff.  We look forward to planning an engagement opportunity with your group!

Plan your Volunteer Group visit

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We will reach out to you within 5 business days to start the coordination process.

Types of Activities

Beautification / Done-in-a-day Projects

Projects may include painting Clubs, tending gardens, organizing Club areas, “spring-cleaning,” or mural projects.  Your efforts positively impact our youth by enhancing their environment and showing that the community cares about them and their Clubhouse.  Please note that expenses involved with beautification projects need to be covered by the volunteer group.

Youth Interactions

corp_vol_group_2Connecting you directly with our members demonstrates what we are all about!  Through participating in activities such as tutoring, art projects, science experiments, or even leading themed carnival games – your group will be a positive force in the lives of our Club kids.

Group Size

Volunteer projects can accommodate anywhere from five to 50 people.  Please note that larger groups (15 or more) take additional planning and consideration.  For large groups, please allot a minimum of a three month planning period.

Club Locations & Hours of Operation

BGCSF has eight Clubhouses in the city of San Francisco (find a Club).  Volunteer groups are welcome at all Clubhouses, yet project locations offered differ based on Clubhouse needs. Volunteer project hours vary depending on the project chosen.  All volunteer visits will fall on weekdays (Monday to Friday), sometime between 10am – 6pm.

Increase your impact!

Ways that your company/organization can deepen your impact include:

  • Event sponsorship: Youth of the Year (Feb. 2016), Boys Night Out & Girls Night Out (March 2016), Annual Gala (May 2016), Golf Tournament (July 2016)
  • Program Support (Education, Art, Technology, Sports, and more)
  • Employee matching gifts or volunteer-matching programs

To learn more about these opportunities, contact Bret Carr at 415.445.5482 or bcarr@kidsclub.org.