Kaylani Siplin, Education Associate for Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group shows a group of Club members how they test water quality for salmon habitat.
For those interested in inspiring, motivating, and impacting the young people in our community, Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County welcomes individuals who want to support our efforts through volunteering. We offer volunteer opportunities in the areas of tutoring, mentoring, special events, programming assistance, administrative support and more.
For those volunteering at our Clubhouses: It’s easy to get started. We can’t wait to meet you and find out about your interest in the Clubs. Just fill out the Volunteer form and bring it to our Administration Office during business hours. We perform an extensive, National background check for all of our volunteers, because safety is paramount. We also provide training on some safety basics and Club policies. You are welcome to email us first to get more information.
Share your skills: What are you passionate about? If you take a look at the Our Impact page, you’ll see that we have a lot going on at the Clubs. Programs like Power Hour offer homework help after school, Triple Play is all about outdoor sports and physical activity, and Healthy Habits can involve cooking, or selecting or growing healthy fruits and vegetables. Really we are just scratching the surface of all the Targeted Programs we offer at the Clubs. Maybe you have a passion for gardening, woodworking, or photography. Maybe you have a background in science or technology. Maybe you love field trips, and want to join the adventure with our youth as they explore their world outside the Clubhouse.
Summer Programs: During the summer, we operate all day, so there is a lot more time for special programs and field trips.
Other Non-Profits: We love to partner with other Non-Profits who align with our values and mission. If you are involved with a Non-Profit Organization and have an idea for program integration or alignment, please let us know.
Career Launch: Are you a professional or a business that would be able to provide insight for our young people planning their futures? Career Launch encourages Club Members ages 13 to 18 to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join our nation’s workforce. Guest speakers from a myriad of fields are welcome to visit our teen centers and share about their career path. To coordinate, please contact your area’s corresponding Club Director. Additionally, if possible, we’d love to schedule a field trip to your place of business so that our members can see the possibilities of their educational decisions in action.
STEM Tours: We’d love to connect with any business or professional relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. Contact our Director of STEM Initiatives, Nathan Allen, if interested.
Event Support: Our events are super fun. Because our event volunteers are given free entry, and meals, it’s a great way to enjoy the event while furthering the mission of the Clubs. Many of our volunteers return every year. They say they “wouldn’t miss it for anything”. Each Event has its own set of needs, so we encourage you to contact us. Here’s a list of usual volunteer positions at events:
- Helping guests at registration
- Running games during social hour
- Bartending: Must have a Class 12 serving permit
- Pre-event set-up
- Post-event clean-up
- Professional Photography
- Decor or table settings
- Join an Event Committee: You’ll meet and collaborate with other community members to make our event amazing
Join a Community Council: Each Club or Area has their own Community Council, who meet regularly to support the Club. Each Community Council is responsible for advocating on behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County organization as well is its programs, staff, volunteers, stakeholders, and most importantly – it’s Members. Advocacy duties include leading club membership drives, attending organization-wide and Club specific special events, scheduling Club visits with stakeholders and donors, and representing the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County at various service/professional organizations, etc. If you are interested, contact your area’s corresponding Club Director.
Join our Board of Directors: It’s true, our Board members put in many hours and we are grateful for their advice and leadership. If you want to be on the ground floor of planning for our Clubs’ success, contact our CEO, Ron McHenry.