Help Save Lives

Become a BGCMA Volunteer

We love our volunteers! Without their time, talent, and passion, our work wouldn’t be possible. As a volunteer, there are many ways that you can get involved including

  • On-site engagement
  • Advocacy
  • In-kind donations

Find out how you can help shape lives.

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Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
for Individuals

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Individual Volunteers

Individual volunteers serve as support staff, lending a hand to help facilitate after school programs and activities that enrich the lives of our Club members.

Homework Helper/Tutor

Work with youth ages 6 – 18 to help them with their homework, build healthy study habits, and give them the skills they need to succeed in school! Focus areas are math, language arts, and science. Volunteers serve a minimum of two hours per week Monday through Thursday between the hours of 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Games Room or Gym Assistant

Help out in our games room and promote team-building, social skills, and overall FUN! Engage with youth ages 6 – 12 in small group activities such as foosball, pool, and indoor relays. Volunteers serve a minimum of two hours per week Monday through Friday beginning at 4:00pm.

Intramural Sports Coach

Coach youth ages 6 – 18 in structured team sports such as flag football, basketball, and soccer, while teaching the fundamentals of teamwork and sportsmanship.  Volunteers serve two to four hours per week Monday through Friday between the hours of 4:00pm – 7:00pm.

Club “Super Hero” Program Assistant

Wear many hats as a Club “Super Hero”, while providing valuable assistance to staff. From greeting club members and assisting at the front desk, to helping organize/setup programming activities, each day will bring a new adventure as no two days will be the same.  Volunteers should be flexible and serve a minimum of four hours per week Monday through Friday between the hours of 3:00pm – 7:00pm.

College Work Study

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta offers college work study opportunities for students who attend fully-accredited colleges and universities.  Work study students are considered volunteers, but must also be approved through our Human Resources department to meet certain federal requirements.  To find out more about work study requirements, contact Ashleigh Richardson at arichardson2@bgcma.org.

Get Started

To become an Individual Volunteer you must complete the following:

  • Volunteer Self Pre-screening Questionnaire
  • National Criminal Background Check (requires a $15 fee)
  • Volunteer Placement Questionnaire
  • Online Mandated Reporter Training

*BGCMA does not accept any court-ordered community service* 

*Clubs operate week days after school.  No volunteer opportunities are available on the weekend* 

*Volunteers must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma*

Your first step is to take the Volunteer Self Pre-Screening

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One-Day Volunteer and In-kind
Opportunities for Groups

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Group Volunteering

Volunteer groups make a huge difference at our Clubs! When you stack hands to help our kids, we are able to offer them a more supportive and engaging environment. We are also able to enhance the programs we provide. Check out all the ways you and your team can get started today!

Summer Cook Out/Field Day

Host a summer cookout for our kids with games, relays, face painting, and cool treats.  Your volunteer group must provide all food items, beverages, paper products, and cooking/grilling utensils. Cook out should take place on a Thursday or Friday during summer camp (June or July) between the hours of 11am – 2pm.  A check list of needed items will be provided.

Back-to-School Book Bag and Supply Drive

Donate new school book bags and stuff them with much-needed supplies! Your generous donations will be presented to our kids during a regularly scheduled Club assembly. Donations should be delivered to Club in June or July between the hours of 11am – 4pm.  Here is a Wish List of school supplies.

College Bound Care Package Drive

Donate school supplies and dorm room items for Club members preparing for their freshman year in college. Care packages should be presented to teens during the College Bound kick-off activities in May.  Here is a College Bound Wish List.

Thanksgiving Meal

Help kick off the holiday season by providing and serving a Thanksgiving meal for our kids and staff members (approximately 100 – 300 people).  Event should take place the 2nd or 3rd week in November during regular Club hours 4:00pm – 6:00pm.  A suggested menu can be provided.

Christmas Party

Host a Club holiday party with games, arts & crafts, and fun treats for approximately 100 – 300 youth.  Party should be held the 2nd or 3rd week in December during regular programming hours 4:00pm – 6:00pm.  A suggested list of activities and treats can be provided.

Adopt-a-Club Christmas Toy Drive

Adopt a Club and help spread holiday cheer by donating new, unwrapped toys to children (approximately 100 – 300) between the ages of 6 – 12.  Toys should be delivered the 2nd or 3rd week in December during regular programming hours (4:00pm – 6:00pm).  A wish list can be provided.

Adopt-a-Club Christmas Gift Card Drive

Adopt a Club and help spread holiday cheer by donating gift cards for teens (quantity of 50 – 100).  Gift cards should be delivered to BGCMA headquarters by the 1st week in December.

Suggested amount is $15 per card.


Help make our Clubs welcoming for our kids! Participate in beautification projects including mulching, weeding, and planting.  Volunteer group must provide gardening/landscaping tools and supplies. Project should be scheduled on a weekday between the hours 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

A list of needed supplies can be provided.

Get Started  

To be considered for a one-day volunteer engagement, contact the Manager of Volunteer Services, Robin Reid.

You must reach out 4 – 6 weeks in advance of your desired volunteer date.  All group volunteers must sign a one-day Liability Waiver.

To Get Started, email Robin Reid


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Extended Volunteer Opportunities
for Corporate Groups

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Corporate Volunteering

Interested in committing to a long-term project with our Clubs?

Your corporate group can partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta to perform extended volunteer engagement activities focused on one of three programming areas:

  • Literacy
  • Math
  • STEM


Get Started

An extended group volunteer project provides a valuable marketing opportunity to your organization, as well as a chance to encourage team-building with your staff. This type of partnership requires a financial commitment as well.

  • Volunteer commitment is 8 – 10 weeks/1 hour per week.
  • Volunteer orientation/training will be provided.
  • Program curriculum will be provided with structured fun activities.
  • Volunteers must pass a National Criminal Background Check.

To find out more about corporate-sponsored volunteer engagement contact the Senior Director of Corporate Development, Charlene du Plessis.

To Get Started, email Charlene du Plessis

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Thank You

for Your Support

We can’t do this without you. On behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, we thank you for your generous and on-going support!


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Success Stories

“It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandel

At Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, we see success day in and day out! From our kids to our staff to the supporters that make our work possible, we’re surrounded by everyday heroes. Find out how our Club family is helping make their communities and the world a better place.


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