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Volunteer Information

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue utilizes more than 1,500 volunteers each year to support local youth.  Make a difference in the life of a child by sharing your time and talents with deserving Club members.  We offer a variety of different volunteer opportunities and try our best to meet the interests of each qualified individual. Please see below for our current volunteer openings.

Our Mission

To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

 

Student Service Leaders Program

Our Clubs are seeking energetic high school volunteers to assist our staff as junior counselors. The Student Service Leaders program is a great opportunity to fulfill service hours required for graduation, gain professional experience for future employment and have fun enaging with youth! By participating in this program teens will also have the opportunity to practice various job readiness and leadership skills.

This program is open to teens entering 10-12 grades. Registration is by the week. There will be a mandatory training held once a week at 6:00pm at our Main Club (209 100th Ave NE, 98004). Jr. Staff are required to attend a training prior to volunteering.

Registration will open end of March 2020!

Volunteer as a Coach

Follow this link to our coaches registration. If you have any questions please email our athletics department at Athletics@bgcbellevue.org

 

How can I become a volunteer?

Take a look at our current volunteer opportunities and fill out and return a completed volunteer application (listing your specific position of interest) and criminal background check.  Please return your volunteer application to:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue
209 100th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

425-454-6162

volunteers@bgcbellevue.org

 

Please allow up to 2 weeks for your application to be processed.

Questions? Contact Jillian Lowe or the Club (425) 454-6162

 

All program volunteers must pass a background check and attend a seasonal

volunteer orientation prior to volunteering. We do not accept drop in volunteers. 

 

Company or Group Volunteer Opportunities:

Is your company or team looking for a place to serve for a supply drive or day or service project? Please see the below opportunities. Please contact Jillian Lowe to schedule or for more information.

Book Drive

We are always looking to build up our book collections. We would be pleased to receive new or gently used books for grades K-5.

Club Maintenance Project

One time opportunity (1.5-3 hrs). We are looking for a group of volunteers to come out for a day of service at one of our Clubs. Projects would include: outside maintenance, cleaning windows and interior surfaces, cleaning our Club vans, organizing program supplies, etc. Please email for available dates.

 

Arts & Crafts Supply Drive

Our programs are always in need of art supplies. Biggest Needs: construction paper, glue sticks, origami paper, watercolor sets, oil pastels, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks and air dry clay. Please contact the volunteer coordinator if you or your company are interested in sponsoring this drive.

Current Volunteer Openings:

Ideal volunteers will be patient, enthusiastic, committed, reliable and enjoy working with youth.

 

Newport Heights Elementary Club

Academic Support Volunteer:

Mon, Tu, Th, Fri: 3:30-4:30pm, Wed: 1:15-2:15pm

Assist youth with homework and reading assignments. Help students stay focused during Power Hour and assist staff with supervision. 

 

Phantom Lake Elementary Club

Sports Recreation Volunteer:

Mon, Tu, Th, Fri: 3:00-4:00pm

Assist staff with recess supervision. Play recess games, sports with youth. Model and teach good sportsmanship and teamwork skills to youth. 

 

Eastside Terrace Club

Elementary Program Volunteer:

Mon, Tu, Th, Fri: 3:15-5:30pm, Wed: 1:30-5:00pm

Assist staff with snack, art and sports rotations, and homework help for youth grades K-5. Spanish speaking volunteers are encouraged to apply!

 

Downtown Club

Early Drop in and Snack Volunteer:

Mon, Tu, Th, Fri: 2:45-3:45pm, Wed: 12:30-1:30pm

Assist with set up and snack, welcome members, help with supervision, play games with youth.

 

Late Drop in and End of Day Volunteer:

Mon-Fri: 5:00-6:30pm

Assist with end of the day rotations and drop in, help with supervision of members, assist with clean up for the day.

 

Sports and Games Volunteer:

Tu, Fri: 5:00-6:00pm

Assist staff with supervision in gym, help with set up and clean up, playing games with youth and encouraging good sportsmanship.

 

Kindergarten/1st Grade Group Assistant:

Mon, Tu, Th, Fri: 3:45-5:00pm, Wed: 3:30-4:30pm

Assist staff during homework and reading hour for our youngest group. Read with members, pass out materials and assist with supervision. 

 

Teen Centers: Must be 21 years old or older to volunteer at the Teen Center

Academic Support Volunteer:

Mon-Fri: 4:00-6:00pm at the Lake Hills Teen Center (Teen Center East)

Assist middle and high school students with homework, standardized test prep, college apps and essays. Familiarity with middle to high school level math, science, and English necessary. Prior tutoring or teaching experience preferred.

 

Winter Break Camp:

Downtown Club, South Bellevue CC, Eastside Terrace, Hidden Village, Spiritwood Manor

Thursday January 2 & Friday January 3: shifts available from 7:30am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-6:30pm

As an assistant to our staff volunteers will help with general supervision, set up, clean up, transitions, and programming for elementary youth. 

 

Volunteer Forms:

Volunteer Application:  Download Volunteer Application

Be involved

Volunteer Opportunities
 

Coach a Team!

Help kids develop their skills and learn the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. (2-3 hrs per week)

For more information contact: athletics@bgcbellevue.org

Group Volunteer Project

Organize a group to volunteer for a day at one of our Clubs!  Have fun and help keep the Club looking nice all year! (1-3 total hours)

Interested? Contact: volunteers@bgcbellevue.org

Sponsor a Drive

Collect new/unused sports equipment or other supplies to support Club programs! 

Please contact volunteers@bgcbellevue.org for more information.

Homework Help

Tutor in one the Club's 10 after-school locations.  Help kids stay on track in school!

Graduation Requirement

Do you need volunteer hours for high school graduation?  Have fun and get your hours volunteering at the Club!

Student Service Leaders Program

Learn leadership skills and gain valuable work experience as volunteers!  (1-9 weeks in summer) Registration opens in Spring.

Special Events

Interested in helping out at one of our special programs or events? Please see our current volunteer openings for updated postings.

Donating Supplies

Interested in donating program supplies and equipment? Please contact the Main Club at (425) 454-6162

New and unused supplies preferred, but we will gladly accept gently used items in good condition.

Supply Needs:

  • Construction Paper
  • Grocery gift cards for families in need
  • Paper lunch bags
  • Plastic utensils
  • Paper plates, bowls and cups
  • Napkins
  • Spanish/English beginner reader level books
  • Mandarin Chinese/English beginner reader level books
  • K-5th grade level books
  • Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Sharpies
  • Oil Pastels
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid books
  • Decks of Playing Cards
  • Air Drying Clay
  • Soccer Cones
  • Glue Sticks
  • Watercolor sets
  • Origami Paper
  • Basketballs
  • Footballs
  • Soccer balls
  • Foam dodgeballs
  • Jump ropes
  • Rubber playground balls
  • Penny jerseys
  • Erasers
  • Small whiteboards
  • Contact paper
  • White paper or art paper
  • Liquid glue
  • Tissue paper
  • Stickers
  • Googly eyes
  • 1 inch binders
  • Notebook paper
  • Flag football belts and flags
  • Bowling pins
  • Washable Markers
  • Dry Erase markers
  • Tie Dye kits
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Ping pong balls
  • Air hockey strikers and pucks
  • Foosballs
  • Playing cards
  • Stopwatches
  • Pool noodles
  • Frisbees
  • Hula hoops
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Magic Erasers
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Board games
  • Bubble solution and wands
  • Food coloring dye
  • Ziplock bags
  • Plastick String (assorted colors)
  • Watercolor and paint brushes
  • Duct tape
  • Sticky notes
  • New and unused spray sunscreen