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If you’re interested in volunteering with children and youth, the Children & Youth Drop-in Program needs YOU!
Download our Volunteer Application in PDF format (201 KB).
As a volunteer you will:
Participate, supervise, and lead activities for children and/or youth ranging from sports and gym to arts and crafts
Have the opportunity to rotate between program areas every 30 to 60 minutes to get a variety of experiences
Gain skills, add to your resume, and most importantly, have fun!
Volunteers are needed to help during our drop-in program hours (see below).
How to Apply
A volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club of London 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.
Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you are 18 years or older. Applicants who are 18 years old or older will have to complete a Police Vulnerable Sector Check or provide a valid PVSC from within the last 9 months. Forms are provided by the Volunteer Coordinator and the cost is covered by the Boys & Girls Club of London. There will be a mandatory waiting period before you can begin volunteering. A record does not automatically preclude eligibility.
Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 519-434-9115 ext. 226 or email@example.com
The process for becoming a volunteer is split into three steps:
1. Fill out an application, and return it to the Boys & Girls Club of London (snail mail, fax, scan and e-mail, or drop it off at the Front Desk). The application can be download it here:Volunteer Application (Please print neatly).
2.The 3 references listed on the application will be contacted. You can also include up to 2 letters of references. Family members, spouses or equivalent do not qualify as references. Examples of people who qualify include teachers, coaches, co-workers, friends of the family, neighbours, etc.
3.You will be invited to attend an orientation session (either individual or group sessions) by phone or e-mail once your references have been completed. Once the three steps have been completed, you can begin volunteering according to the schedule you chose.
Call our volunteer coordinator at 519-434-9115 Ext. 226 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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For volunteer opportunities with the Horton Street Seniors’ Centre, please contact our Senior Volunteer Coordinator at 519-434-9115 ext. 237. We are also looking for volunteers during the day to assist with maintenance, Seniors’ Transit, and administration from time to time.
Children & Youth Drop-In Program - Hours of Operation
M.A.P. Tutor - 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 Christopher Hood at (519) 434-9115 Ext. 235 email@example.com
Activity Leader/Monitor - Supervise and assist with recreation programs in various activity rooms. Be actively involved with programs and provide a safe environment for our children to play. Activity rooms range from a Ball Room to Games Room and more.
Supper Club - Assist with serving meals and wash dishes and trays after school for children and youth (Operates Monday to Friday only, volunteers are needed from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.). This is a popular area for volunteers – spaces are limited and not always available.
Gym Activities - Referees, coaches and scorekeepers are needed for our internal mini leagues like basketball and floor hockey. Participate in large group games and encourage sportsmanship and fair play. Other activities include lacrosse, badminton, variations of tag and more.
The Teen Zone - Implement recreation programs with our Teen Zone youth (13 to 18 year olds). Assistance is needed during special events like dances, concerts, sport leagues and tournaments.
Personal Interests - Do you have a special skill or hobby? It can be used to develop your own small group club like music lessons and dance lessons. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator with your ideas! We are currently looking for another guitar lessons instructor to assist with the program on Wednesday evenings from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Craft Program - Assist with the development of crafts for our children and youth to take home, and implement the program during the evenings after school or in the afternoon on weekends.
Hall Monitor - Travelling throughout our hallways, ensuring children and youth are following the rules and that all persons within the Boys & Girls Club have signed in at the front desk. Conduct tours for visitors or new volunteers, assist children and youth in finding lost items or lost playmates, etc.
Special Events - Assisting with various special events organized by the Boys & Girls Club. Duties vary from event to event. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information:
Swim-A-Thon – 4th Week of February
Family Fun Day – Once per month, usually on a Sunday afternoon between1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Theme weeks – Last week of every month from October to May
Koats for Kids – November 2013 (Date and time to be announced)
Aquatic Programs - Assisting with Red Cross Swim Lessons on Tuesday nights or Saturday mornings for children in various levels. Shifts are also available during the drop-in swim program on weeknights and weekends in the afternoon. AWSI, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross or valid NLS is required.
Junior Volunteer - The Junior Volunteer program is
designed for members of the Boys & Girls Club between the ages of 9 to 12
years old who working with other children and adults, and be an enthusiastic
role model for younger children. You must be willing to set a good example and
learn skills to be a leader. To learn
more about the Junior Volunteer program click here.
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