We believe that volunteers play a valuable role in transforming the lives of our Club members. As little as one hour per week can make a positive impact on a child’s life. Each Club offers opportunities to work directly with youth as mentors, tutors, sports referees and coaches, and teachers of games such as chess, pool, scrabble-or possibly ballroom dancing. If you have a special talent you’d like to share, just let us know. The time of greatest need for volunteers is during the middle-to-late afternoon hours during the school year. We also welcome corporations and other organizations seeking one day, project-based volunteer opportunities. Short-term projects and single event opportunities do occasionally arise. So, if you can’t make a long-term commitment, you may still be able to get involved!
However, because we understand the importance of stable relationships with adult role models, we require a minimum commitment of one hour per week for 10 weeks for volunteers working directly with our youth.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County are very serious about our responsibility for the youth in our care. We are proud of our excellent reputation as a safe haven for youth. Therefore, all volunteers working directly with Club members must fill out an application, pass a background check, and read the volunteer handbook prior to being oriented by the Unit Director at the location where they wish to serve. The application can be downloaded here. Then either fax the application in as directed or drop it off at the Club where wishing to serve.
For more information on volunteering at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County, contact the Branch nearest you. A location of our Branches can be found here.