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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Change the Lives of Our Youth by Volunteering at One of Our 8 Club Locations

Our Club kids and teens need caring adults to help them develop their character and leadership skills, learn how to live healthy lifestyles, find the path to a fulfilling career, and to learn the professional skills they need to succeed in life.

 

Please email Ashley Crawford at acrawford@bgcci.org to be added to our volunteer email list, schedule a donation drop-off at BGCCI, or ask any questions you might have.

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Individual Opportunities

As an individual volunteer, you can choose where you would like to help. You could volunteer wherever you are needed, assist with a specific program of interest, or bring your own special skill or talent to share with our Club members!

- Homework Help

- Coach/Mentor

- STEM, Math, Reading, Program Help

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Small Group Opportunities - 2-15 Volunteers

Our group volunteer projects are ideal for corporate team-building experiences outside of the office. Company-sponsored volunteer activities are welcomed throughout the year at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa.

- Program Volunteer (Homework Help,

Gym/Outdoor Activities)

- Special Event Volunteering (Club Parties, Teen Nights, Field Trips, Fundraising Events)

- Club Refresh Projects

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Large Group Opportunities - 15+ Volunteers

Volunteer groups of all sizes are welcomed, and experiences will be tailored to group needs and interests. The maximum group size varies per project, but generally, we cannot accommodate groups larger than 30. Please reach out to BGCCI directly at admin@bgcci.org.

- Club Cleaning and Refresh Projects

- Put Together Supply Bags

- Conduct a Donation Drive

Become a BGCCI Volunteer Today

To participate in our volunteering opportunities, all individuals must submit a background check to acrawford@bgcci.org. 

 

It costs Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa $30 to run each background check. We ask that all individuals donate towards their background check to help cover the costs of onboarding. To donate, please mail checks to Ashley Crawford with “background check” listed in the memo or visit our donations page

 

We believe volunteers are the heart and soul of every community, and it is this spirit of giving that inspires action. Your investment of time is important, and we thank you for making our Club members and families a priority.

Great Futures Society

 

Great Futures Society is a young professionals committee that extends their time, talent and resources to support the mission of BGCCI – ultimately making a difference in the lives of youth in our community.

Great Futures Society is focused on four objectives:

  • Create a welcoming philanthropic environment where young professionals can meet, gain exposure, share ideas and experiences.

  • Support BGCCI through personal financial investment, fundraising, & volunteerism

  • Serve as ambassadors – introducing the mission of BGCCI to internal networks through word of mouth, social media and/or personal introductions, to help increase awareness.

  • Own BGCCI’s Youth of the Year program and event, including the recruitment of candidates, preparation and mentorship of candidates, event fundraising and event preparation.

    • Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs’ premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Each year, high school aged Club members in Central Iowa, and in Clubs across the country, compete in a robust competition to hone their leadership skills, make valuable connections, and win scholarship awards.

Membership

 

The Great Futures Society will be most active in September-March, with monthly meetings and additional time spent mentoring youth and preparing for the March Youth of the Year event.

Through the Great Futures Society you will:

  • Connect, socialize, volunteer and network with like-minded peers

  • Receive invitations to BGCCI events and discounted Talent Show tickets

  • Gain leadership development opportunities, including access to board liaisons

To submit an application for membership, please complete the forms below. If you have questions about membership or would like to find out more information, please contact the Great Futures Society Chairs:

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