Volunteer Opportunities coming Fall 2023
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area! Volunteering at BGCAA is a fulfilling experience that allows you to make a difference in the lives of Austin’s youth and give back to your community.
Volunteers are invaluable to the success of our Clubs. Whether you help with homework, teach an art project, provide career guidance, coach a game, cook a healthy meal, read a book, or simply listen to our members share their day, your presence will have a profound and meaningful impact.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area is extremely careful when selecting volunteers. We take our responsibility to protect our children very seriously, so all volunteers must undergo a thorough screening process. As a result, submitting an application does not always guarantee placement.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to help within a Club.
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On-Going Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals
Individuals are always needed on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Please note that all individual volunteers must submit an online application, submit a background check (an email link will be sent), read and sign our Volunteer Handbook, and interview with the Community Engagement Manager before placement.
Program Support: Whether it be tutoring, reading, painting, dance lessons, STEM classes, cooking classes, gym time, or any of our other enrichment-based activities, our staff can always use some help. Volunteers can support our core programs in Academic Success, Character and Leadership Development, Healthy Lifestyles, and Workforce Development.
Athletics / Sports / Coaching: Empower our youth to be physically active and healthy. Support athletic activities and promote individual growth in athletic skills, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. Participate in sporting activities like basketball, kickball, football, soccer, tennis, and more!
Arts and Crafts: Lead our youth through various arts activities and lessons, including painting, drawing, photography, digital media, and more! Share your individual talents and expertise with a group of young aspiring artists.
Character and Leadership Development: Support our staff in programs that promote character and leadership development for our Club members. Help our Club members to cultivate positive and healthy social-emotional skills related to self-esteem, healthy relationships, emotional regulation, and problem-solving.
Events: Help at BGCAA community events, leading Club members and families through activities, running game booths and tables, and assisting with event set-up and clean-up. Ex: Great Futures Spring Luncheon, Club Classic at Top Golf, National Day for Kids, and Great Futures Gala.
Power Hour Tutoring: Assist Club members with homework during daily “Power Hour” sessions. Work with students toward the accurate completion of homework assignments, the improvement of academic skills and confidence, and/or test preparation. Motivate and encourage students to excel in academics.
STEM Education: Engage Club members in learning experiences that support awareness, engagement, and interest in STEM. Empower young people to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are critical to success in the STEM workforce and beyond. Ex: coding, robotics, programming, natural sciences, engineering, and more!
Teen Program: The BGCAA’s teen program provides a safe and positive space for our Club teens to have fun, learn, and grow. Volunteers would support our teens during after-school hours or during Friday teen nights at our Home Club.
Workforce Development: The Workforce Development program provides our Club members with opportunities to explore careers and develop the holistic skills needed for future success. As a volunteer, you would help develop the knowledge, skills, and learning experiences needed to succeed in life and work. Ex: resume writing, interview preparation, career exploration, college readiness, and more!
A big thank you to the PIMCO team for volunteering during our annual Health Fair and participating in a kickball tournament with our Club Kids! We are grateful to our community supporters for making a difference and bringing countless smiles to our kids.