Make an impact in the life of a child today!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

500 Council Bluffs WayVancouver, WA 98661


About

Are you looking to gain community service experience and build up your resume?

Volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington today!

Our mission here at the Boys & Girls Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

We are seeking volunteers to dedicate their time to any of our locations. Many of our members are in need of positive role models and would benefit greatly from the individual attention of a caring adult or academic assistance. Youth mentors and tutors are paired with a Club member and meet with them on a weekly basis for no less than one hour per week over a 12 week period. Our members are in extreme need of tutors at this time.

Volunteer positions include tutoring, mentoring, special interest planners, coaching, and program assistance. Please continue to reading learn more about each of these positions.

PROGRAM VOLUNTEER
Does the Club offer a program that interests you and would allow you to showcase and share your talents? Become a Program Volunteer and commit yourself to supporting and enhancing one of our weekly programs by working in an area with a Lead Staff.

TUTORING
Power Hour, our after school homework help programs for 1st-5th graders are always in need of volunteers to help members with their homework . For those members in need of extra or more personalized educational assistance, one-on one tutoring opportunities exist. Tutors are asked to commit a minimum of one hour per week for a full school year to meet with a member at a set time determined by the tutor, the member's guardian and the Club member.

MENTORING
Many of our members are in need of positive role models and would benefit greatly from the individual attention of a caring adult. A mentor is paired with a club member to meet on a weekly basis. We ask mentors to make a minimum time commitment of one hour per week for a full school year. A set appointment time will be agreed upon by the mentor, the member's guardian, and the Club member. Activities during the mentoring session will differ upon both the member and the mentor. Anything that offers positive reinforcement to the member and signals to them that they have the respect and admiration of an accomplished adult will do wonders for the member.

SPECIAL INTEREST
Have an idea for a new program not offered by the Club? Become a Special Interest Volunteer and design and run a program of your very own. All program ideas should be submitted to the Club Director or Volunteer Coordinator, who will assist you in the development of your program.

COACHING
Do you love sports? The Boys & Girls Clubs run both non-competitive skills-based basketball and baseball leagues for club members. The Leagues are based on sportsmanship and development and require a ten-week commitment from volunteer coaches.

Please feel free to contact me at if you have any further questions. Let's work together to make a difference in a child's life today!

Skills

  • Coaching
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour a week, minimum of three months.
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