Volunteer

Volunteer

Oneal Howell, Volunteer of the Year
Dick Campbell, Board Member
2016 Volunteer of the Year

South Portland Unit Director Mary Goodrich presented Dick Campbell with the 2016 award.  Dick volunteers at the South Portland Clubhouse every day and is a major asset to the members, Club and programs.



Benefits of Volunteering + Interning
  • Opportunity to give back to your community
  • Increased personal awareness
  • Acquiring job skills and build resume
  • Become acquainted with the youth in your community
  • Volunteer of the Year 

Getting Started
Have questions? Want to become a mentor? Complete and return an application form: Adobe PDF / Word

For those interested in working directly with Club members, a background check is also needed. You will be required to complete a background consent form and attend an orientation.

To discuss group projects, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Sydney Williams at 207-874-1069 x235 or swilliams@bgcmaine.org.

We couldn't accomplish all of our great work without their help! Our volunteers/interns are former Club members, parents of Club members, and outstanding citizens who are dedicated to giving back to the youth of our communities.  

The Clubs refer to volunteers/interns as those who, by choice, contribute time and service in one or more of the Clubs' Core Program Areas or in some organizational capacity to assist the Clubs in reaching our mission.

This is a fun, supportive and exciting place to volunteer. Meet lots of people and develop new skills. All volunteers will be provided with necessary training. Contact us today to join our volunteer/ intern team. 

ASSIST THE CLUBS
Short-term Commitment: Volunteers can participate in special events or have a limited role under the supervision of professional staff.
 
Sustained Commitment: Volunteers participate during the school year or summer programs, donating time and energy on a regularly weekly or monthly basis in daily program areas. 
 
Group Projects: Perfect for companies, organizations, and schools who would like to organize a special activity with Club members.
Examples of Individual Volunteer Activities
 
Power Hour Tutor and Education – Provide one-on-one tutoring for children, help with homework assignments, spend time reading with a child, and assist the Director of Education in providing positive educational activities and experiences.
 
Group Facilitator – Individuals needed to facilitate workshops and groups for children, pre-teens, teens and parent/family groups. Areas of focus: education, employment, drug prevention, life skills, self-esteem, and crisis prevention/intervention.
 
Physical Education – Help youth achieve and maintain fitness in our fitness centers and beyond; acquire a broad range of skills; develop a sense of teamwork; cooperation and fairness that leads to the development of healthy lifestyle patterns.
 
Social Recreation – Spend one on one time with youth playing pool, foosball, ping-pong, chess, checkers and board games. Exciting tournaments that need adult supervision are held often. Offer your skills in the area of social recreation while getting to know young people in a positive and lively environment.
 
Other examples – Assist with a teen leadership group; Be a mentor for club members; Help with a drama, music or dance group; Help youth learn basic computer skills; Assist arts & crafts projects; Provide expertise with aquatics; Assist with sports (flag football, basketball, dodgeball, baseball, yoga, etc.).
 
Program Support Volunteers - Vital to keeping our behind-the-scenes operations running, these volunteers assist with program support functions such as administrative work, computer maintenance and Web design, special events, and general facilities maintenance on an ongoing basis.
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