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.
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 online Volunteer form. 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.
SHARE YOUR SKILLS: What are you passionate about? If you take a look at 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. 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.
OTHER NON-PROFITS/COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS: We love to partner with other Non-Profits and Community-Based Organizations that align with our values and mission. If you are involved with an agency 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 PROGRAMS: We’d love to connect with any business or professional relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. Contact our Associate Executive Director Ian Faley, if interested.
EVENT SUPPORT: Our events are a super fun experience to volunteer for, including free entry and a meal to the event! It’s also a great way to enjoy the event while furthering the mission of the Clubs. Many of our volunteers return every year. 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 its own Community Council, which meets 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 as its programs, staff, volunteers, stakeholders, and most importantly – its Club 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.
QUESTIONS ABOUT VOLUNTEERING?: Contact our Volunteering & Mentoring Coordinator, Dena Kindred, for any further questions about volunteer opportunities through our Clubs and at events.