You can make a difference in the lives of Des Moines youth by becoming a volunteer.

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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the highest health and safety protocols for our members and staff as well as our partners and volunteers, we are strictly limiting access to our Clubs at this time. We have suspended all in-Club volunteer opportunities through the end of 2020. We anticipate that we will resume our volunteer placement process in 2021 and will be in touch at that time. We look forward to connecting with you soon.

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Individual Volunteering

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available at each of our seven Club sites and administrative office to match our volunteers’ interests and skills. 

To become an individual volunteer, you must complete the following:

  • Complete a volunteer interest form.

  • Complete a background check and email it back to Veronica Payne at

  • Checks can be made out to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa with “background check” listed in the memo. You can also pay online through the donation page.

  • Commit to volunteering 30 hours in a designated time frame.

  • Attend a scheduled Volunteer Orientation and Club tour.

Group Volunteering

For all group volunteering inquiries, please email Veronica Payne at

Any group volunteering must have all participants submit a background check to for processing:

  • We ask that the group of company you are with donates a $25 donation per background check to help cover the costs of onboarding.

  • Checks can be made out to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa with “background check” listed in the memo. You may also pay online through the donation page.

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The Boys & Girls Club of Central Iowa (BGCCI) is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization

Administration Address:

1421 Walker St., Des Moines, IA 50316

Phone: (515) 242-7925

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