Do you want to get involved in your local community? Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of Central Florida children? Becoming a Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida volunteer allows you to do both!
Individual and corporate volunteer opportunities can be tailored to your specific interests and talents and to the needs of the organization. Some are one-time projects and others become ongoing relationships. Here are some volunteer ideas that can really make a difference at our Clubs:
- Mentor or tutor a Club member
- Coach a sports team
- Teach a performing arts class
- Judge an art exhibit
- Coordinate a field day or a career day
- Throw a holiday or birthday party
- Landscape, garden or paint
- Chaperone a field trip
- Photograph a special event
- Clean or makeover a Club
- Host a cooking class
- Referee a sports tournament
Volunteer Application Process
Interested in finding the perfect opportunity for you? Contact Volunteer Manager Shannon Yohe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.841.6855.
Once a volunteer application is filled out and volunteer orientation is completed, you will be put in touch with a Service Director at one of our Clubs. If it’s a good fit, the Service Director will contact the Volunteer Manager to set up a background check and fingerprinting appointment.
Volunteers under the age of 18 will be required to become Club members at the Club where they would like to volunteer.
Background Checks & Fingerprinting
All recurring individual and group volunteers must pay $46.25 to cover the costs of a full fingerprint-based background check through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and FBI, which includes a sexual offender database search. Volunteer applicants with criminal records including illegal drug offenses, violence, violence against children, sex offenses and weapons charges will not be accepted. Others will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Court-Ordered Community Service
Individuals who have been referred to our organization to satisfy court-ordered community service may be accepted only if they are under the age of 18. The individual must become a Club member and the Club Service Director must have a meaningful opportunity available for the volunteer.
(Content from the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida Website)