CAN WE HAVE
A BIT OF
YOUR TIME?

Volunteers Make It Happen

Volunteers are an integral part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids. Our volunteer’s skills and talents help us provide an engaging environment—allowing our kids to learn skills, grow relationships, and build hobbies that become lasting experiences. This is a volunteer opportunity with the potential to change lives.

As an individual or group, we have plenty of ways you can get involved—from simply assisting with homework, to high-energy, exciting ten-on-ten dodgeball. We are always open to new activities and ideas. Interested? Please email the volunteer coordinator.

Volunteer Commitments

Our volunteers are crucial for the fun, stability, and growth of our Club members. We are looking for volunteers who are able to be with us for at least one hour a week for at least three months. This allows for growing strong relationships through consistent activity and fun with the kids. If this commitment perfect for you, we would love to have you join our volunteer team.

300

individual volunteers in 2019

35,416

meals served in 2019

27

corporate groups in 2019

28,718

snacks served in 2019

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

INDIVIDUAL / SMALL GROUPS

GENERAL VOLUNTEER

Help out our staff on a regular basis in any way possible in the learning center, gym, games room, or art room.

SPECIAL SKILLS

Do you have a special skill like painting or boxing? Share your skill with our kids through a workshop or workshop series. 1+ volunteers. Scheduled monthly or quarterly.

COACHING

Help lead our sports teams (basketball, football, cheer, soccer, etc.) Schedule dependent on sport in season.

PASSPORT TO MANHOOD

Passport to Manhood teaches responsibility to boys ages 11-14 with sessions that focus on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities.

SMART GIRLS

SMART Girls provides health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement for girls ages 8 –17.

GARDENING

Help the youth plant and upkeep the club garden.

MONEY MATTERS

Teach young people financial responsibility and money management skills through a series of personal finance workshops. 1 to 3 volunteers. Can be scheduled anytime.

CAREER PATHWAYS

Help youth explore different careers and find their passion through a career presentation, job shadow, or guided tour of your workplace. 1 to 3 volunteers. Can be scheduled anytime.

MEDIUM GROUPS

HOMEWORK HELP

Help kids succeed in school. Tutor our youth after school at one of our Club sites in subjects like reading, math, science, and social studies. 1 – 3 volunteers. Can be scheduled anytime.

HIGH-YIELDING LEARNING ACTIVITIES

High-Yielding Learning Activities incorporate learning into fun activities like board games, pool, cards, and more. If your group can think it, our kids would love to play it! 3 – 7 volunteers. Can be scheduled anytime.

YOUTH OF THE YEAR

Volunteers can help prepare candidates for our annual Youth of the Year competition by mentoring candidates on interview and speaking skills. 3 – 5 volunteers. Available October – February.

LARGE GROUPS

SUMMER READING CLUB – DAY OF READING

Volunteers choose their favorite book to share with a club member. After reading to one of our kids, they can donate a book to our Club library or gift it to the club member. 1 – 10 volunteers.

THROW A PARTY!

Put on a party for one of our clubs! Plan some fun activities or stations, and bring toys, prizes, and treats. Our kids and your team will have a blast! Any volunteer group size. Can be scheduled anytime.

CLEAN / BEAUTIFY THE CLUB

Help us keep our Clubs clean and beautiful. Choose an outdoor or indoor project for a large group. Volunteers may need to provide basic cleaning supplies. 10 – 50 volunteers. Can be scheduled as needed.

ROOM RENOVATION

Help us renovate a vital Club room like the Learning Center of Game Room by painting, cleaning, assembling furniture, etc. 15 – 20 volunteers. Can be scheduled anytime.

EQUIPMENT OR SUPPLY DRIVES

Provide hundreds of kids with valuable supplies for school and home — past drives have included backpacks, school supplies, personalizes hygiene supplies, healthy snacks, and summer supplies. 20+ volunteers. Can be scheduled anytime.

CREATE YOUR OWN

Use your creativity. Whether it’s playing kickball or building robots — share what you are passionate about with our kids. You decide how many volunteers you’ll need and when to do the project.

Don't have time to Volunteer? Consider supporting us with the gift of donation.