Got a skill that you can teach to children? Looking for a leadership opportunity that allows you to use your expertise, knowledge, and give back to the community at the same time?
We ask for a commitment of 8 hours per month and you can choose your own schedule that will fit in with our hours of operation for each program.
Are you looking for a team building experience for your employees or service club? If you’re interested in group volunteering opportunities, we’re open during PD Days and most holidays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for children’s programs. Contact the Volunteer Booth for more details or to arrange a date.
• Have the opportunity to interact with clients and engage them in various activities
• Lead and supervise program activities ranging from fitness activities to creative arts
• Enhance your skills, add to your resume, and most importantly, have fun!
A volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club of London (BGCL) enjoys working with children and youth and is an enthusiastic role model who is willing to set a good example. Applicants must be at least 14 years old volunteer.
Junior Volunteer opportunities are available in the summer for 13 year olds who are starting high school in September.
Some volunteer opportunities are also posted on Pillar Nonprofit Network.
Prospective Placement Students
Placement opportunities exist for students who are currently involved in a high school, college or university programs that require a placement as part of their curriculum. The placement opportunities available at the Boys and Girls Club of London focus mainly on program support onsite, but are dictated by the requirements of the placement and the needs of our organization.
If you are interested in doing your student placement with Boys & Girls Club of London please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.
M.A.P. Tutor (My Acton Plan to Education)
Assist children and/or youth with homework one evening per week (Operates Monday to Thursday only during the school year – September to June). For more information about My Action Plan to Education (M.A.P.) Program, please contact the M.A.P. Program Coordinators at (519) 434-9115 xt 264
Assist with recreation activities in various program rooms and supervise groups of children. Be actively involved with programs and provide a safe environment for our clients to participate. This program operates Monday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. throughout the school year September to June. On PD Days, holiday breaks and during the summer (July & August) we offer a children's program in the afternoon instead evening programs.
PD Days - Open from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Evening opportunities activities included but are not limited to:
• Computer Club (digital photography)
• Crafts (knitting, crochet, traditional arts and craft activities)
• Music (piano, guitar, rhythm, vocal)
• Fitness (sports, dance, gymnastics – mat tumbling, yoga, Aquatics)
• Educational programs (homework help, Science Club, literacy activities)
There are very limited volunteer opportunities in the summer (July & August).
Youth City offers a safe space for youth in Grades 9 to 12 to socialize with peers and learn new skills. This program operates throughout the school year, Monday to Friday from 3:00 - 9:00 pm. Volunteers assist staff with leading activities ranging from sports, arts, music, and digital media.
Volunteers assist with serving meals and wash dishes and trays after school for children and youth during the school year from September to mid-June. This program operates Monday to Friday only. Volunteers are needed from 4:00 - 6:00 pm for 1 shift per week.
Opportunities in the Café during the day may be available at various times throughout the year.
Assist with various special events organized by BGCL. Duties vary from event to event. Duties range from leading games and activity stations to assisting with set-up and clean-up.
Family Fun Events – throughout the school year during the afternoon on Saturdays and on the Family Day holiday
Swim-A-Thon – annual fundraiser (February 23 & 24, 2017)
Race for Kids - annual fundraiser (May 27, 2017)
Plunkett Car Show - charity parking lot (June 3 & 4, 2017)
Koats for Kids – annual event (November 4, 2017)
After School Program (A.S.P.) Assistants
The After School Program operates in various neighbourhoods in London. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to at least 1 shift per week from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to help staff members. Volunteers supervise and lead fun activities and provide homework help for children in Grades 1 to 8 who are registered in the program.
You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the sites. A.S.P. aims to help children get active, develop healthy eating habits, gain confidence and do better in school, which helps to decrease childhood obesity and youth conflict.
Please contact us for the locations of the After School Program.
The Junior Volunteer program is designed for members of BGCL between the ages of 9 to 13 years who enjoy working with other children and adults, and be an enthusiastic role model for younger children.
We are also looking for Junior Volunteer Program Facilitators to run 6-week sessions for 1 hour each week. They will be delivering mini-workshops for children to teach them specific skills such as teamwork, communication, and leadership through interactive activities.
Sessions are scheduled to accommodate the Facilitators’ availability.
Volunteers work independently around the facility doing light cleaning duties such dusting, snow shoveling, lawn maintenance, and they also assist with event set-up and tear down. Opportunities are available throughout the year between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Flexible shifts are available.
Various administration tasks such as front desk greeter, organizing files, preparing mail outs, and data inputting are available. Volunteers would need to be available for 2-3 hour shifts weekly for a minimum of 6 months. Most shifts are during the week from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm throughout the year.
Seniors Program (Horton Street Seniors Centre)
Volunteers ride on one of our shuttles with staff drivers around the city to pick up or drop off senior members of the Horton Street Senior Centre. You assist with supervision of our clients on the shuttles and have the opportunity to socialize with clients. Our senior members are adults who are 55+ years old. Volunteer shifts are available Monday to Friday throughout the year. Two shifts are available: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Volunteers must be available for one 4-hour shift per week.
519-434-9115 xt 226