When you volunteer at a Boys & Girls Club, you can make a difference in the lives of youth and give back to your community. Within the first few minutes of walking into a Club, you know you’re in a special place. Filled with the sounds and energy of spirited children and friendly, caring professionals, the Club is a fun and hopeful environment. Whether you help with homework, coach a game, or teach an art project, you’ll have the opportunity to build healthy relationships with young people eager for adult guidance, and have a positive impact on their lives. In turn, you will find that spending time with these young people has a positive impact on you as well.

  • What are the steps to becoming a volunteer?
    At BGCR, we put the safety of our Club members first. To this end, all individual volunteers are required to clear a rigorous criminal background check before working with children.
  • How long is the process to become a volunteer?
    It’s on average a week long process depending on schedule.
  • What are the days and times for volunteering?
    Most volunteer opportunities are Monday – Friday, anytime between 2:30 pm-7:00 pm. The majority of our opportunities fall between 3:00 pm-6:00 pm.
  • What age group do volunteers usually work with?
    Our Clubs support youth between the ages of 6-18.
  • Where are the volunteer locations?
    We have various locations including:
    Clubhouse (Grades K through 6th): located at 3117 Prospect Ave, Eureka CA 95503
    Eureka Teen Center (Grades 6th to 12th): located at 3015 J St, Eureka, CA 95503
    McKinleyville Teen Center (Grades 6th to 12th): located at 1705 Gwin Rd, McKinleyville, CA 95519
  • Do volunteers need any previous youth development experience?
    No. Volunteers just need a positive attitude, patience, and the willingness to have fun and work with others!
  • What is the volunteer commitment?
    At this time we do not have a required amount of time a volunteer must work.
  • How old do I have to be to volunteer?
    Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to volunteer at our Clubhouse. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old to volunteer at our Teen Centers.
  • What is the dress code for volunteering?
    We ask that volunteers wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. Volunteers spend a lot of time on their feet, so we highly recommend wearing sneakers or other comfortable shoes.