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Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago

Club Support Center
550 W. Van Buren Street
Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: (312) 235-8000
Fax: (312) 427-4110

Come join Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
Team of Talented and Dedicated Volunteers!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (BGCC) volunteers serve a critical role by motivating youth, ages 6-18, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. These caring adults spend quality time interacting with Club members fostering a safe, fun environment centered on supportive relationships.

As little as one hour per week is all it takes to have a positive impact on a child’s life. Every Club offers volunteer opportunities for positive adult role models to work directly with youth as mentors, tutors, provide career guidance, homework help, promote a healthy lifestyle, physical activity and support daily programming.

All individuals interested in volunteering must be at least 18 years of age and commit at least one hour per week for the academic year.  Clubs need the most volunteer support after school during the hours of 3 PM - 6 PM and some operate until 8 PM. Individuals interested in an ongoing capacity must attend a volunteer orientation and submit the following:

•    Volunteer Application
•    Resume
•    Complete Criminal Background Check (Including a Fingerprint)
•    Mandated Reporter Training Certificate of Completion

Complete the Volunteer Application to start the process of becoming a BGCC volunteer today.  Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at for more information.

2016-2017 Volunteer Orientation Dates:

Orientation #1: Wednesday, June 8 or June 15, 2016
Orientation #2: Monday, August 8, 2016
Orientation #3: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Orientation #4: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Orientation #5: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Orientation #6: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Orientation #7: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Orientation #8: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

*Dates are subject to change
*Orientations are usually conducted in the evening at 6:00 PM, location TBA.