UPDATE: Graphic Design volunteers needed! Flexible work schedule and a variety of ways to help.
Whether you’re looking to share your special skills or just donate your time, we have some great volunteer opportunities for you!
Our Clubs are always looking for volunteers with skills or interests in fine arts, crafts, dance, music, sports, computer technology…you name it. And, we’ve created a simple application process – take a look:
Volunteering is as easy as 1, 2, 3…
Step 1: FIND an interest(s) below.
Step 3: You will be invited to schedule a Volunteer Orientation; the session will include Live Scan fingerprinting on-site which is required to volunteer.
NOTE: You must be 18+ years-old in order to volunteer with BGCSF. Youth (ages 14 to 17) interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact their local Clubhouse to learn of how they can get involved.
Fingerprinting costs $31 (due on the date of your orientation); BGCSF may be able to provide financial assistance for those in need.
Questions? Feel free to contact our Volunteer & Corporate Outreach Manager: Erica Pérez at (415) 445-5482.
Opportunities are available at all nine of our Clubs and at our administrative office. Take a look below and find an interest for you – we have several areas of need:
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.
- 1-2 hr/week: Help edit blog posts or email content. Location/Time: at home, on your own time.
- 1-3 hr/week: Help create content for our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) Location/Time: at home, on your own time.
- ~ 3-5 hr per story: Help identify compelling stories to write up for our website; option to go out to Clubs and get photos, stories and quotes from kids.
Interested in helping? Contact Ian Gardiner at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Graphic Designers Needed!
Are you an aspiring graphic designer who would like to volunteer for a great cause AND help build your portfolio? Or perhaps, you are a professional designer with a desire to provide pro bono work. In either case, your help will be greatly appreciated!
Here are a few examples of the kind of work we need help with:
- 1-3 hr/week: Create compelling visuals for our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
- 1-3 hr/week: Create banner images and other types of graphics for our website and emails.
- Design event or Clubhouse flyers.
- Design a series of infographics that reflect BGCSF’s mission and impact.
Interested? Contact Ian Gardiner at email@example.com for more information.
Art/Performing Arts: Art with Heart!
Share your love of art with kids by becoming an Art Assistant!
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.
Gardening/Cooking: Have Green Thumbs or Culinary Talents? Teach Kids Your Passion!
Teach kids about gardening as a Garden Helper / Cooking Helper!
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.
Internship: Apply your Multi-media Talents as a Web/Marketing Intern!
Apply your multi-media talents to this project as a Marketing & Public Relations Intern!
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) aims to complete a short online video series (30 seconds – 1 minute) each month to help tell our story to the public.
Interns are needed for at about two – four hours a week to help our Marketing Department with filming, video editing/production, and Public Relations tasks.
Web/Marketing Interns may work a flexible schedule during business hours, (any day) Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am – 5pm. Depending on technology access/software, interns may be able to work remotely.
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 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 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 @ 55 Hawthorne St., Ste. 600, SF, CA 94105
Hours are flexible between Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm; We ask for a minimum of FOUR hours a week.
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!
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 seeks support Monday through Friday between the hours of 4:30pm – 6:pm. Volunteer needs and hours may vary by location. If coaching, then occasional Saturdays will be required.
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-n-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.
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 College Prep volunteers 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, 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.
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 engaging them in learning activities.
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.