Volunteer With Us

BGCSF is currently working on a virtual volunteer program. If you are a BGCSF volunteer and you are interested in virtual volunteering, please fill out this form.

If you are looking to become a BGCSF volunteer, please sign up for virtual orientation by clicking here. In addition, to get LiveScan background checked, please call Willie Mah at 415-661-3665 to schedule an appointment.

For more information, please contact Carter Ashforth, Volunteer & Corporate Outreach Manager, at cashforth@kidsclub.org or 415-445-5482.


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Build Great Futures with BGCSF

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco! Volunteering in our Clubhouses is one of the most meaningful (and fun!) ways to have an impact on the lives of young people in our community.

Group & Corporate Volunteers

Volunteer groups provide support to our Clubhouses on either a one-time or recurring basis. Groups can choose to help with daily programs, beautification projects, and/or Clubhouse events. We can accommodate groups from three to 30 participants. To get started, please fill out our interest form.
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INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS

Every day, individuals like you make a positive difference in the lives of local youth at our Clubhouses across San Francisco. There are countless ways to get involved -- like providing academic support, art instruction, general mentorship, coaching sports, and more. Attend an orientation to learn more!
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Meet Some Volunteers

Meet some of the awesome people who are changing the lives of young people in San Francisco every day.
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2020 Staff of the Year Awards

Each year, we take time to celebrate staff members who have truly gone above and beyond for our youth and families. Check out some of our outstanding staff members who were recognized for our 2020 Staff of the Year Awards!

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Education
Summer Learning Programs Combat COVID-19 Slide

With COVID-19 school closures leading right into summer, the amount of time that kids are out of the classroom has doubled to five months. BGCSF is offering intense summer learning at eight locations, focusing on literacy and STEM programs, in order to counteract the effects of Summer Learning Loss and the COVID-19 Slide.

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Where Do We Go Next?

A letter from BGCSF President Rob Connolly to supporters.

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Volunteer Resources

Click here to view a copy of our volunteer waiver form. Questions? Reach out to our volunteer team at volunteer@kidsclub.org

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the sign-up and orientation process?
It can take 2-6 weeks from start to finish. We hold orientations monthly, so the quicker you can sign-up and attend, the faster you will go through the process. After the orientation, it will take two weeks.
Where are the volunteer orientations held?
Orientations are held at the John N. Callander Administrative Offices, located upstairs from the Don Fisher Clubhouse on 380 Fulton Street, in the Hayes Valley neighborhood.
What are the days and times for volunteering?
Most volunteer opportunities are Monday - Friday, anytime between 2:30-7:30 pm. The majority of our opportunities fall between 3:00-6:00 pm.
What are the steps to becoming a volunteer?
At BGCSF, we put the safety of our Club members first. To this end, all individual volunteers are required to clear a rigorous criminal background check before working with children.
What is the volunteer commitment?
Most of the volunteer opportunities are weekly commitments. We ask that volunteers commit to volunteering at least one day a week for four weeks. However, we understand that there may be some schedule conflicts for volunteers and we will work around your schedules.
Are there one-time volunteer opportunities?
Yes. Every year, we have a handful of one-time opportunities that involve event support, art projects, and more.
How old do I have to be to volunteer?
Individuals must be 18 years old (and not in high school) or older to be a part of the BGCSF volunteer program and sign up for volunteer orientation.
What If I Am Younger Than 18 But Want to volunteer?
Youth who are 17 years old or younger or 18 years old and still in high school should not sign up for or attend volunteer orientation. They must go to their local Clubhouse and complete a Club membership application. Club sites have volunteer opportunities for youth to participate in during afterschool programming and summer camp. Youth volunteers will benefit from Club programming, sports and recreation activities, character & leadership development, job readiness, scholarship opportunities, and more. For more information, contact your local Clubhouse.
How long is the sign-up process for group volunteers?
The sign-up process usually takes 1-2 weeks. We ask that groups schedule volunteer opportunities at least three weeks ahead of time.
What types of volunteer activities are available for groups?
The majority of our group volunteer activities consist of working with youth to support them with academic, sports/fitness, and arts programs. We also love having groups help us with Clubhouse clean-up and beautification and/or Clubhouse events.
What is the maximum number of volunteers per group?
The volunteer capacity for our locations varies. We have one site that can take up to 25 volunteers; three sites that can take up to 15 volunteers; and six sites that can take up to ten volunteers. For special Clubhouse beautification projects, we can take up to 40 volunteers.
What is the dress code for volunteering?
We ask that volunteers wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. Volunteers spend a lot of time on their feet, so we highly recommend wearing sneakers or other comfortable shoes.
What age group do volunteers usually work with?
Our Clubs support youth between the ages of 6-18.
Where are the volunteer locations?
You can find a full list of our Clubhouse locations here.
Do volunteers need any previous youth development experience?
No. Volunteers just need a positive attitude, patience, and the willingness to have fun and work with others!

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Questions? Check out our FAQs.
‍Still need support? Reach out to our volunteer team at volunteer@kidsclub.org.
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