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
- In-kind donations
Find out how you can help shape lives.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Volunteer Onboarding for Winter/Spring 2018 is now open. Assignments for this term will begin in January. We invite you to complete your VolunteerHub profile, background check and mandated reporter training and you can begin signing up for scheduled orientations now. Thank you and we look forward to having you serve as one of our dedicated volunteers!*
To become an Individual Volunteer you must complete the following:
- Registration of a VolunteerHub profile
- National Criminal Background Check (requires a $15 fee)
- Mandated Reporters Training: Critical Links protecting children in Georgia
- Attend a scheduled Volunteer Orientation
*Volunteers must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma*
*BGCMA does not accept any court-ordered community service*
**Clubs only operate Monday thru Friday. No volunteer opportunities are available when Clubs are closed*
Your first step is to create and complete your VolunteerHub profile
One-Day Volunteer and In-kind
Opportunities for Groups
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Corporate Groups: To be considered for one-day volunteer and in-kind engagements, please submit an application using our Corporate Group Volunteering Interest form.
Civic/community Groups: Email Volunteer Services Manager, Kendall Sims.
You must reach out 4 – 6 weeks in advance of your desired volunteer date. All group volunteers must sign a one-day Liability Waiver.
While we make our best attempt to match groups with the right opportunities, our first priority is to ensure your proposed activity does not conflict with Club programming. We may not be able to accommodate large groups and specific timing due to Club capacity.
Extended Volunteer Opportunities
for Corporate Groups
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:
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, please fill out our Group Volunteering Interest form.
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!
“It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela
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