April 26, 2024

By Jennifer Snyder, Director of Development and Martha Lopez, Volunteer and Corporate Engagement Manager

This week is National Volunteer Week and we want to take the opportunity to extend a huge thank you to the many groups and individuals who make it a priority to contribute their time and talents in service to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF). Volunteers are vital to our organization’s success and we could not be more appreciative of their sustained commitment in support of San Francisco youth. 

I recently sat down with our Volunteer & Corporate Engagement Manager, Martha Lopez, and asked her to share some information about the volunteer program, who our volunteers are, and how people can get involved.

Jennifer Snyder, Director of Development and Martha Lopez, Volunteer and Corporate Engagement Manager
How do volunteers contribute to BGCSF?

Volunteers are a valuable resource to BGCSF! Individuals and groups spend time volunteering in our Clubs, providing mentorship and inspiration, helping our Club members develop essential life skills. Whether assisting with homework, leading creative activities, or simply offering a supportive presence, volunteers are instrumental in empowering our Club members to reach their full potential. Our volunteers help support essential programs, such as Academic Support, Behavioral Health Services, Sports, Fitness, & Play, Youth Leadership & Workforce Development, & much more. 

Who Are Our Volunteers? 

Our incredible volunteers support our Clubs as both individuals and groups across all our Clubhouse locations and up at Camp Mendocino! 

We are deeply appreciative of our corporate groups from companies such as McKinsey & Company, Charles Schwab & Co., and Old Navy, among many others. 

Partner Highlight: 

McKinsey & Company has been a steadfast supporter of BGCSF since 2011. McKinsey’s commitment to partnering with BGCSF has been showcased through many activations and levels of support throughout the year. Notably, McKinsey interns supported programming at our Mission Clubhouse during their annual Day of Service, and the firm also provided pro-bono consulting services in support of our strategic planning process. We are especially grateful to McKinsey for their ongoing leadership on our Board of Governors and our NextGen Leadership Council. 

McKinsey interns volunteering at our Mission Clubhouse
How do I become a BGCSF Volunteer?

To become a volunteer at BGCSF, you can sign-up for an in-person volunteer orientation. During the volunteer orientation, you will learn more about our organization and what volunteer opportunities are available. You'll need to fill out an application, undergo a background check, and attend any required training sessions before you can start volunteering with the organization.

What do you love about your job as the Volunteer and Corporate Outreach Manager?

At BGCSF one of our core values is Youth First, and I love having the opportunity to connect individual and group volunteers and connect them to our Clubhouses to support the youth of San Francisco. 

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