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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.

 

Jr. Staff Program

Our Clubs are seeking energetic high school volunteers to assist our staff as junior counselors. The Jr. Staff 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 9-12 grades. Registration is by the week and the program runs June 24th-Aug 23rd. There will be a mandatory training held each Wednesday at 6:00pm at our Main Club (209 100th Ave NE, 98004). Jr. Staff are required to attend the training the week prior to volunteering.

REGISTER NOW!

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

 

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.

Sponsoring Summer Meals for Children

Sponsor a week of lunch at one of our sites for children who need it.  Help support our members who will not be receiving the lunches they rely upon from school over the summer. Purchase and prepare lunches or donate funds to the Club help us fund them. We would love to have you join us for lunch service and meet our kids!

  • $1,500 will feed 1 Club for a week!
  • $4,500 will feed all 3 Clubs for a week!

Please email Jillian Lowe for more information

Summer Lunch and Snack Donations

During summer camp, our Clubs provide lunch to hundreds of our members that rely on free or reduced lunch during the school year. Please help us support these kids by donating or hosting a drive for shelf stable lunch items like crackers, apple sauce cups, granola bars, and fruit cups! Please reach out 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 (2-3 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.

 

Sunrise Care Volunteer (Summer Camp) - Main Club, SBCC, Eastside Terrace, Spiritwood Manor or Hidden Village

Monday-Friday 7:30am-9:30am - June 24-August 23

Shifts are available by the day, but we would prefer at least one week commitment

Help our staff during morning extended care by: assisting with check in, greeting campers, setting up for the day and playing games.

Sunset Care Volunteer (Summer Camp) - Main Club, SBCC, Eastside Terrace, Spiritwood Manor or Hidden Village

Monday-Friday 4:00pm-6:00pm - June 24-August 23

Shifts are available by the day, but we would prefer at least one week commitment

Help our staff during afternoon extended care by: assisting with check out, cleaning up and setting up for the next day and playing games with our campers.

 

Volunteer Forms:

Volunteer Application:  Download Volunteer Application
BGCB National Background Check:  Download Background Check Form

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

Summer Lunches for Children

Sponsor a week of summer lunches for students who rely on free or reduced lunches during the school year OR come with a group to help pack luches for our members!

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! See current volunteer openings.

Graduation Requirement

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

Jr. Staff Program

Learn leadership skills and gain valuable work experience as a Jr. Staff!  (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
  • 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
  • New and unused beach towels