Become A Volunteer
Because together, we can give the youth of Baltimore a place to become
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore, our volunteers are an essential element in our efforts to serve the young people who need us most. We are always actively recruiting positive, skilled and dedicated volunteers to strengthen our impact. We appreciate you!
We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals, corporations, and organizations. Your skill set and interest can easily be matched for a one-time, short, or long-term volunteer role. Our focus areas for volunteering are mentorship, club beautification and upgrades, pro-bono services, event committees and fundraising campaigns, and word of mouth BGCMB ambassadors.
It is evident that with committed volunteers, we at BGCMB can do great things to help every Club member reach their full potential and become a productive, caring, and responsible citizen.
Our kids, our staff, and our volunteers’ safety is our number one priority. Because of this, we’ve decided it’s best to suspend all volunteer activity until further notice. We can’t wait to have you in our Clubs and so appreciate your interest. Please feel free to fill out the interest form in the meantime. We will reach out as soon as volunteer activity resumes.
Volunteer Overview & Opportunities
Within the first few moments of walking into a Club, you know you’re in a special place. Join us to help our members with homework during Power Hour, help them stay active during Triple Play, or open their creative minds by leading an art project. These are wonderful opportunities to build healthy relationships with young people eager for adult guidance. In turn, you will find that spending time with these young people has a positive impact on you as well.
Club Beautification & Upgrades:
Want to roll up your sleeves with us? We are always looking for energetic individuals to sink their teeth into a project at one of our four community-based sites, located in Westport, Park Heights (Webster Kendrick), Brooklyn, and O’Donnell Heights.
Whether it’s 1 or 1,000 people, our staff can work with you to schedule and complete a volunteer project that is not only incredibly rewarding and beneficial, they are a great opportunity to bond with your co-workers, friends, associates, and new friends.
Are you a writer? Attorney? Architect? Marketing Director? Our staff at the BGCMB is always willing to explore pro-bono opportunities that can help increase our awareness, strengthen our services, and improve our operations.
Event Committees & Fundraising Campaigns:
Throughout the year, we host a variety of important fundraising events and campaigns that are a lifeline to enabling us to further our mission. The success of these events is driven by the team of our resource development staff and volunteer committees. Staff works with volunteers on sponsorship sales, event concepts and logistics, auction item collection, as well the marketing of events and campaigns.
BGCMB Online Ambassadors:
We understand that not everyone has the time to commit to become a mentor at one of our Clubs, be on a committee, or join us for a beautification day. That said, there is power in awareness, and as we embark on our organizational Path Forward transformation plan, we want friends like you to help share our story. Please visit our Contact page and sign up to stay informed on all things Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore. In addition, like and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and please share our stories and interact with us digitally.
Volunteer Application Process
Step 1: Complete the volunteer interest form and background investigation consent form and return to BGCMB volunteer coordinator. To complete the volunteer interest form click here.
Step 2: Background investigation is cleared (can take up to 2 weeks).
Step 3: A volunteer coordinator at BGCMB will reach out to set up a brief (about 30 minutes) orientation at one of our Clubs. The potential volunteer will then have their first experience as a volunteer on a trial basis that day.
Step 4: At this point, the volunteer is cleared and can schedule desired volunteering dates with BGCMB's volunteer coordinator.