Volunteer Opportunities

Why volunteer? 

Are you seeking a meaningful volunteer experience where you can help enrich the lives of children and youth? Volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club of Durham is great opportunity to give back to community, expand your social and professional network, gain leadership experience, and enhance your skill set.

Volunteers are the backbone of the great work we do at Boys and Girls Club. We rely on the efforts of volunteers and staff to ensure that children and youth have access to the best programs and services. Boys and Girls Club of Durham has a variety of exciting volunteer opportunities, including assisting in the After-School Program, aquatics programs, special events, fundraising, and becoming a committee member.

How to get involved? 

If helping children and youth overcome obstacles and reach their potential sounds like a rewarding experience for you please complete our volunteer application form by clicking here and submit it to volunteer@bgcdurham.com.

For more information, contact Tracy at: 905-728-5121 x257 or volunteer@bgcdurham.com

Current Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently looking for volunteers in the following areas

After-School Program Volunteers
Resource Development Committee Members
Swim with a Buddy Volunteers
Swimming Lesson Volunteers

Please scroll down for more information about each opportunity

After-School Program Volunteer

The After-School Program Volunteer will assist with set up, preparing healthy snacks, playing games, helping children with homework, playing sports, and clean up. The After-School Program runs Monday through Friday for 3 hours a day beginning at last bell (varies by location) and supports children 4-13 years of age. Boys and Girls Club of Durham operates at 21 locations in Durham Region.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old, provide 2 references (not family), be able to commit to a set schedule, and volunteer at least one day a week.

Please apply to tfarrsullivan@bgcdurham.com by submitting this form.

Resources Development Committee Members

Boys and Girls Club of Durham is looking for energetic volunteers to join our newly created Resource Development Committee. Contact Tracy at: 905-728-5121 x257 or volunteer@bgcdurham.com.

Do you have a close affiliation/community presence in the Region of Durham? Do you live here and/or work here? Join our community and make a difference right where you work and play! The Resource Development Committee’s responsibility is to enhance the capacity of the Boys and Girls Club of Durham to achieve its mandate, by creating new and innovative ways for the community to become sustainable donors.

Qualifications/Skills:
1. Experience/knowledge in Fundraising
2. Experience/knowledge in Individual Giving/Planned Giving
3. Experience/knowledge in Marketing and Media relations
4. Experience/knowledge in Sales
5. Experience/knowledge in Event Management
6. Excellent verbal and written communications
7. Strong Interpersonal/Relationship building skills

Swim with a Buddy

Swim with a Buddy Volunteers will swim with children in the shallow end during fun swim. The program runs Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-5pm and supports children 6-13 years of age at our Eastview location - 433 Eulalie Ave, Oshawa

Volunteers must be at least 13 years old, provide 2 references (not family), be able to swim, be able to commit to a set schedule, and volunteer at least one day a week.

Please apply to tfarrsullivan@bgcdurham.com by submitting this form.

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lesson Volunteers will assist the Swimming Instructor during lessons. The program runs Monday to Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings at our Eastview location - 433 Eulalie Ave, Oshawa, and supports children 6-13 years of age.

Volunteers must be at least 13 years old, have their Bronze Cross or Medallion, intend to become an Instructor or Lifeguard, provide 2 references (not family), be able to commit to a set schedule, and volunteer at least one day a week.

Please apply to tfarrsullivan@bgcdurham.com by submitting this form.

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