We have immediate need for mentors for at-risk middle and high school youth. Simply being there for a young person can make all the difference; mentoring is a powerful way to provide that support, offer a new perspective, and ultimately develop an invaluable relationship with someone who might be from or in very different circumstances than your own.
Orientation, training, and ongoing support will be provided. Very flexible commitment in terms of hours or number of youth you’d like to work with, a minimum of one hour a week.
We also have other opportunities to make a difference by teaching (we have a variety of experiential, STEM, and art related workshops) or tutoring middle and high school youth.
Start by completing the volunteer application.
A variety of individual opportunities for volunteers are available.
Individual Volunteer Process
- Download and complete our volunteer application.
- Background check: The Boys & Girls Club requires all volunteers who engage with our Club members to pass a criminal background check. Once we have received your Volunteer Application and you successfully pass the criminal background check, you will be contacted with instructions to schedule your Club orientation and interview.
Individual Volunteer Opportunities
We offer volunteer opportunities at our 7 Club locations in Salem, Keizer and Woodburn as well as youth athletics leagues. Below are some general volunteer positions that are ongoing.
Tutor/Homework Helper - Assist youth with their homework afterschool. Includes grade levels 1-12.
Mentors - Coach middle school and high school youth to foster excellence in both school and life.
Leadership Advisor - Act as a role model for a group of middle school students in community outreach and business skills. Read More»
STEM Workshops - Co-lead STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) related workshops for 6th to 8th graders at the Verizon Connect Center at Chemeketa.
Youth sports coach - The Boys & Girls Club facilitates youth sports leagues for flag football, tackle football, basketball and volleyball. Read More»
Health & Dental Services Center - Volunteer dental professionals provide the necessary support to continue this critical work. Read More»
Expert Volunteers - If you have a passion and skills in a particular area, you can help inspire that passion in our members. This could be music, art, science, gardening, money management, nutrition and cooking, computer skills or you tell us!