Volunteer With Us

All of our volunteering continues to be virtual through the summer. There are no in-person volunteer opportunities currently.

If you would like more information or want to discuss future opportunities, please contact Carter for more information. 

Thank you so much for continuing to support local youth and families. We appreciate you!

Sincerely, 
Carter Ashforth
cashforth@kidsclub.org
Volunteer & Corporate Outreach Manager


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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.
Camp Mendocino
Summer Spotlight: Camp Mendocino

Four weeks ago, Camp Mendocino opened its doors to campers for the first time since 2019. Camp Director, Sara Richardson, reflects, “It has been such a joy to feel the spirit of Camp return to the redwoods after what has been an immensely challenging time for all of us. Seeing our campers' huge smiles as they sit around the campfire, try an activity for the first time or bond with a new friend fills me with so much hope for our post-pandemic world.”

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Clubhouse Spotlight: Mission Clubhouse

Every day this summer, youth from Kindergarten - 8th grade participate in hands-on activities that advance learning, build health and life skills, and provide social and emotional support. Literacy programming, STEM projects, maker spaces, and arts & crafts are integrated into the summer curriculum. Weeks are themed to keep the programming fresh and youth highly engaged. This summer, themes include Around The World, Outer Space, Superheroes, Under The Sea, and Club Olympics. 

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Thought Leadership
Juneteenth Resources

However you choose to honor this important day, we’re glad you’re making a commitment to learning more about our country’s history and building a more inclusive world. Check out these helpful resources for celebrating Juneteenth for kids and adults of all ages.

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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 Clubhouseand 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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‍Still need support? Reach out to our volunteer team at volunteer@kidsclub.org.
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