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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.
Teens
Trades Fair Opens Doors for Club Teens

Recently, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco held our fourth annual Trades Fair at the Don Fisher Clubhouse, inviting youth from across the Bay Area to learn about prospective employers and the opportunities made available by learning a trade.

Grant Kerber
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Leadership
African American Male Initiative A Difference-Maker for Club Youth

Last fall marked the start of our third year running the African American Male Initiative, which aims to reverse negative trends for African American boys. Recently, we caught up with Harold Love, BGCSF’s Vice President of Club Services, to speak with him about the initiative's role at BGCSF.

Grant Kerber
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Thought Leadership
Behavioral Health Services, a Critical Component in Youth Development

Since 2004, BGCSF’s Behavioral Health Services (BHS) has provided culturally competent, child-centered, and trauma-informed mental health support for BGCSF members. BHS is part of our Club communities, complementary to the work of our staff, and embedded into our after-school programming.

Grant Kerber
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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?
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to volunteer at our Clubhouses.
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!

Contact Us

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