TYPES OF VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Homework Helpers & Tutors are needed from 3:30 – 5:30pm 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 – 6pm. Volunteer needs and hours vary by location.
Teach kids how to play sports and/or how to be physically active! Volunteers are needed for at least one hour a week in the 3 – 5:30pm time frame to help Club members learn fundamentals of sports, new fitness skills, and a love of being active.
Share 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.
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.
3 STEPS TO BECOMING A VOLUNTEER
Check your availability to make sure that you’re free during our volunteer time frames. This is the 3:30 – 6pm time frame. Some volunteer opportunities start at 5pm, so if you are not available to volunteer by 5pm on weekdays, then there won’t be any volunteer opportunities available to you.
Sign up and attend a volunteer orientation. You can view the upcoming orientations by clicking here.
Clear a background check: You can get this done at the volunteer orientation or on your own.
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.
We have many different engagement opportunities for volunteer groups including but not limited to youth program support, Clubhouse beautification, and event support. All of our group opportunities are excellent team building experiences that allow volunteers to have a positive impact on local communities while having fun.
We ask that volunteer groups double their impact by sponsoring their volunteer day. This helps keep our Clubhouses up and running and provides youth with first-class programs, services, and facilities. To learn more about the sponsorship levels and benefits please click here.
Types of Volunteer Activities
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.
Connecting 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.
PLAN YOUR GROUP VOLUNTEER VISIT
If you’re interested in exploring group volunteer opportunities, please fill out the Group Volunteering form and we’ll get back to you within 5 business days.
Volunteer projects can accommodate anywhere from five to 40 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.
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
We ask that volunteer groups consider doubling their impact by sponsoring their volunteer day. This helps keep our Clubhouses up and running and provides youth with first-class programs, services, and facilities. To learn more about the sponsorship levels and benefits please click here.
You can also increase your impact by getting involved in the following.
Youth of the Year (February), Annual Gala (May), Golf Tournament (August)
Education, Art, Technology, Sports, Career Counseling, and more
Employee matching gifts or volunteer-matching programs