There are several ways to get involved and positively influence young people at Boys & Girls Clubs:
Mentoring– Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters to match adult volunteers to be mentors to individual Club members. Mentor matches meet weekly at the Clubs with their mentee one-on-one for 90 minutes on a weekday evening for the entire academic year. Mentors and members engage in a variety of activities in group settings, such as playing games and sports, doing homework and art projects, sharing general life experiences as well as field trips with other mentors/mentees. For more information about the mentor program and its locations, please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Club Volunteer – Clubs need dedicated volunteers on weekdays between the hours of 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to help run programs and assist with general Club duties. The needs vary by Club and fluctuate throughout the year. If you are interested in helping a specific Club, please complete the volunteer interest form. Volunteers are processed and scheduled for orientation each January, June and September. We ask that you commit to volunteering a minimum of 2-3 hours each week.
Supply Drives – For individuals and organizations who lack time but are still looking for ways to support the Clubs, we are always in need of new school supplies, holiday toys, sporting equipment, games, crafts and other supplies that make the Clubs a vibrant and special for young people. For information about how to give or support our Clubs through a supply drive, please contact email@example.com.