Volunteers are critical to the Club’s success. There are many ways dedicated, caring individuals age 16 and over can volunteer such as tutoring or providing homework guidance, assisting with sports activities, or doing behind-the-scenes work with our administrative staff.
Is your group, club, or company interested in a day of service at the Club? We are happy to work with groups of all sizes. Groups can help with projects around the Club’s facilities or with special events.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old do I have to be to volunteer?
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. If you are under 16 and would like to help out, you may join our Torch Club for ages 10-13 or the Keystone Club for grades 9 to 12. Both are leadership service clubs which perform community service at the Boys & Girls Club and throughout the community. The Club will also offer Days of Service throughout the year for students age 14 and over who would like to complete community service hours.
What is the minimum time commitment?
We ask that volunteers commit to at least 25 hours per year.
When do you need volunteers?
We primarily need volunteers to help during after school hours on weekdays and to facilitate sports and outdoor activities on weekends. We can also use behind-the- scenes volunteers to help our administrative staff during weekdays.
Can I volunteer for school credit or service hours?
We are delighted to have volunteer applicants from regional high schools and universities or other programs that require community service. However, we do request that you submit your volunteer application at least 4 weeks prior to needing a signed agreement for the completion of your hours.
Do I need any special skills or training?
The only requirements are a passion for our mission and an ability to volunteer on an ongoing basis — consistently and reliably. However, we welcome volunteers who are interested in leading specialized activities or classes for kids.
Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich follows strict guidelines to ensure the safety of its members, staff and volunteers. To uphold our safety standards, BGCG requires prospective volunteers to undergo a background check before they begin working at our organization.