We are seeking volunteers who can commit to serving at least one day per week, Monday through Friday, for at least one hour between 2:30 pm and 6:00 pm for a full semester. We ask that volunteers plan to attend the Club weekly and we’ve also found it best if you’re able to find a consistent day each week to serve in the Club. We encourage you to think carefully about whether this commitment level is realistic with your current and anticipated schedule.
What We're Looking For
The ideal volunteer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is an engaging, high-energy, self-starter who has a passion for working with kids! The Clubs are fun, active environments with lots of different activities taking place at a given time. Successful volunteers are those that are able to jump in and help with whatever activity is going on with minimal direction.
The Who We Cannot Work With
Those looking to fulfill a court appointed community service requirement are NOT eligible to complete their hours with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Also, all volunteers are background checked annually. BGCA does NOT work with volunteers under the age of 16.
What To Expect
The Club offers a fast-paced, high energy environment with 100 to 250 kids in attendance each day. Boys & Girls Clubs are drop in facilities so we cannot guarantee you’ll work with the same members each time you visit. Our goal is that you begin to build relationships with many of the wonderful young people you work with during your time in the Clubs.
Group Projects are great for companies, organizations and schools that would like to participate in a special activity at one of our Clubs. Examples include ”Scrub-a-Club” clean up events, helping with or hosting special events for our Club members such as a Holiday Party, Arts & Crafts Day, or Sports & Fitness Field Day, leading a program in your group’s area of expertise such as music, dancing, STEM, photography, science, athletics, etc., planting a garden, and much more. Please allow at least a month’s notice between contacting us and the anticipated date of your project so that we can find the best Club match for you. To arrange a volunteer project, please email email@example.com.
Please note that Clubs are not typically open on weekends. However, we occasionally have special programs that happen on the weekends that may require volunteer assistance.
In The Clubs
We rely on volunteer mentors and tutors to help to provide the best programming possible for kids. To deliver high-interest, quality programs for our members, we look for supportive people willing to work with kids in the areas of: