Volunteer

Volunteer with Us!

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.  

For questions or assistance, please contact volunteer@bgcaustin.org | 512-736-2600 

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!  

Group/Corporate Volunteer Opportunities 

We can customize a group experience for your team with one-time or semi-regular projects that spark your interests. For planning purposes, groups are asked to contact us at least three (3) weeks in advance if they are interested in a special project. Because of Club schedules and facilities, we are not able to accommodate every group’s request to volunteer.  

Club Beautifying: Our Clubs are second homes and safe spaces for our members. Interior and exterior beautification projects are essential to the livelihood of the club. Help keep our Clubs beautiful with projects involving painting, gardening, clean-up, classroom organization, and other community projects.  

Career Day: Have Club members visit your workplace location. Provide a tour of your workplace, conduct a Q&A session, or break into smaller groups to discuss career paths. Help with resumes, interview preparation, and employable skills. Or, visit one of our Clubs and speak about career advancement knowledge, workplace perspective, and career path.  

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. Examples: Great Futures Spring Luncheon, Club Classic at Top Golf, National Day for Kids, and Great Futures Gala. 

Field Day: Host a field day at one of our Clubs for a fun day outside. Use our equipment or bring your own to play kickball, soccer, basketball, flag football, and more! Our members are always excited to play outdoors with volunteer groups!  

Goods Drive: Host a goods drive to help provide our members and families with back-to-school supplies, holiday gifts, healthy snacks, hygiene items, sports equipment, and more.  

Program Support: Engage with our youth by helping with our after school and summer programming activities! Hold an art class, teach a STEM project, host a book club, cook a meal, or customize a project based on your group’s interests and skills! Our members love to learn, and we would love to work with your group on a project that aligns with our core focus areas in Academic Success, Character and Leadership Development, Healthy Lifestyles, and Workforce Development.  

Become a Partner: If your organization is unable to volunteer, but would like to still support BGCAA, we are always looking for new partnerships. Learn more about partnership opportunities here. 

Group Volunteer Form

The safety and well-being of our youth, staff, and volunteers are our highest priority. Please read the Volunteer Handbook before filling out the volunteer form.

BGCAA Volunteer Handbook

Volunteer Form
Are you interested in a one-time or recurring group volunteering opportunity? *
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What is your preferred volunteer shift time? *
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Please select the categories in which you would be most interested volunteering *
I acknowledge that I have thoroughly read the Volunteer Handbook, and I accept full responsibility for familiarizing myself with the information, policies, and procedures that have been set forth by BGCAA. *

Volunteer Spotlight

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Office Depot

A big thank you to the Austin Office Depot team for bringing the magic of the holidays to our Clubs. Not only organizing a company-wide toy drive, but the Office Depot team also joined us at Home Club during Club on the Go and delivered the toys to our Club kids, who overjoyed chose their favorite gift from a selection of over 150 toys! We are grateful to the Office Depot team for making a #depotdifference and bringing countless smiles to our kids.

For any questions, please contact Sarah Begovac at sarah.begovac@bgcaustin.org.

Join the Team!

Want to make a difference while having fun? Join our team! Whether you’re looking for a part-time opportunity or a lifelong career in serving youth, BGCAA has the right job for you.

About Us

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA) provides a safe, positive, and engaging space where youth can discover their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring community members.