Volunteers help support and enrich our members’ experiences at our clubs. The Brigade Boys & Girls Club is thankful to our volunteers who generously give of their time, and/or services to our members.
We have volunteers who work several times a week, several times a month or several times a year. There are also volunteer opportunities to help with special event fundraisers. The opportunity to help us achieve our mission is always appreciated!
All volunteers must be at least 18 years old AND graduated high school, pass a background check and attend volunteer orientation. All volunteers will be charged a $10 application fee to cover the background check.
Volunteer Opportunities include:
General Program Help: Volunteers are needed with general program areas such as homework help, art room, gym, outside play, games room and more.
Brigade CORPs: The Brigade CORPs (Club of Rising Professionals) is a civic group which gives members the opportunity to work with children at the Club as well as help out with fundraising, membership, events, programming and community relations.
C.A.M.P.: C.A.M.P. (Child & Adult Mentoring Program) matches at-risk youth with positive adult mentors. The mentors will spend a minimum of two hours per week with their match. The program gives you the opportunity to make a lasting difference in a child’s life!
Other volunteer opportunities may include:
Afterschool Games Room and Gym Activities
Billiards, foosball, ping pong, board games, basketball, soccer, active games, playground… Adults are often needed to teach sportsmanship and skills to youth in our games rooms and gymnasiums. Having additional adults in the games room means that our members are surrounded with positive role models. One-on-one interaction between youth and adults is an essential building block for healthy development of youth.
Education Center and Computers
Homework assistance, tutoring, storytelling, word processing, Web design, Internet surfing, tech support, supervision, programming… Today’s families are pulled in all directions. It is often difficult for parents to take the time out of their day to help their child with homework. Each day, kids come to our Clubs looking for assistance and attention. Volunteers are often needed to give each student the attention they deserve. Adult tutors are also needed to meet with youth to help build their skills in a particular area.
Flag football, softball, t-ball, basketball, swimming… Coaching takes a special person who cares about youth and who can model teamwork, sportsmanship, and the joy of being involved in a positive, healthy activity.
Cooking, art, dance, magic, outdoors, environmental education, biking… Each of us has a special passion. Whether it’s kites, cupcakes, model airplanes, or anything else—one-time demonstrations or weekly classes—you choose the topic and the format! Don’t be shy…your hobby might be just what some child needs to keep him or her going when the things get tough.
Construction, painting, cleaning, grounds keeping, landscaping, van repair… Our Clubs are each used by hundreds of kids daily, and our equipment and facilities get extreme use by active kids. If you have a skill or an interest in this area, your help can save the Club dollars better spent on providing activities for youth, and you can help create an environment where members feel comfortable and at home.
Special events, board member… Volunteers in this arena work on special events and fundraising for the Clubs.