There are many ways to get involved with Boys & Girls Clubs. A contribution of your time is a wonderful way to make a difference.

***Please note all below opportunities may not be available due to COVID-19. Please fill out an application to have a BGCWPA staff members reach out about your volunteer interests and availability.

***All Clubhouse volunteers will be required to follow CDC guidelines including a temperature check upon arrival, completing a health questionnaire, wearing a mask, frequent handwashing and other regulations set by BGCWPA. We are so excited to have you join us! 

After School Games Room and Gym Activities  – Billiards, foosball, ping-pong, board games, basketball, soccer, other active games.  Adults are often needed to teach sportsmanship and skills to youth in our games rooms and gymnasiums. Having additional adults in the games room means that our members are surrounded with positive role models. One-on-one interaction between youth and adults is an essential building block for healthy development of youth.

Teens – The Club – Teen Workforce Development Academy mentors and internship sites or Basketball, computers, gymnasium games, games room
. Teen Night events are for middle and high school youth in our communities. Adults are needed to build relationships with teens and interact with them in this safe, fun, and age-appropriate environment. Volunteers must be outgoing and interested in building relationships with teens.

Education Center and Computers – Homework assistance, tutoring, storytelling, Office/Google Suite training, Web design, Internet surfing, tech support, supervision, programming.

Each day, kids come to our Clubs looking for assistance and attention. Volunteers are often needed to give each student the attention they deserve. Adult tutors are also needed to meet with youth to help build their skills in a particular area.

Coaching – Flag football, hockey, baseball, basketball, soccer, martial arts, golf, dodgeball
. Coaching takes a special person who cares about youth and who can model teamwork, sportsmanship, and the joy of being involved in a positive, healthy activity.

Special Skills – Cooking, art, dance, magic, outdoors, environmental education, or any other appropriate special skill.  Each of us has a special passion. Whether it’s kites, cupcakes, model airplanes, or anything else—one-time demonstrations or weekly classes—you choose the topic and the format! Don’t be shy…your hobby might be just what some child needs to keep him or her going when the things get tough.

Maintenance – Construction, painting, cleaning, grounds keeping, landscaping, van repair. 
Our Clubs are used by hundreds of kids daily, and our equipment and facilities get extreme use by active kids. If you have a skill or an interest in this area, your help can save the Club dollars better spent on providing activities for youth, and you can help create an environment where members feel comfortable and at home.

Fundraising –  We are always looking for volunteers for our specialty events.  We would love to have support securing sponsorships, auction item donations , ticket sales and program advertisements.  We would also love to have your support to help us spread the word.

Clubhouse Programs – We have access to youth who need us most and serve them with high quality after school programs ensuring they are prepared academically, emotionally and experientially to move into post secondary education, productive employment and active citizenship. We care about the local community and want to ensure our kids have the best opportunities for success.

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For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at (412) 782-5710 or e-mail us at contact@bgcwpa.org

Group/Corporate Volunteers
Individual Volunteer

*Please note, recurring individual volunteers will need to obtain their PA State Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance and FBI Fingerprints PRIOR to volunteering. The Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse History clearances are free and can obtained by the below links and directions. The FBI Fingerprints are a paid service that will be  scheduled and paid for by the volunteer. FBI Fingerprints results can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to submit their clearances to contact@bgcwpa.org prior to volunteering.

PA Access to Criminal History

PA STATE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK:

– Click on the New Record Check (Volunteers Only!) yellow button
– Read & Accept conditions & terms.
– Complete Personal Information form.
– Verify Information, select Proceed.
– Complete required info fields.
– Verify information, select Submit
– There is no fee / cost for volunteers.
– Please make note of the number that begins with R (the control number) in case there are any issues.
– Save or print certificate and send to contact@bgcwpa.org

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance

PA CHILD ABUSE HISTORY CLEARANCE:

– You will need to choose “Create Individual Account” and “Individual Login” only. Once you create a User ID and Password, go into your email and confirm the password. Log in to the site.
– Follow the instructions for completing the forms for the clearance. NOTE: You will need to enter your parents’ names first, and then any other family members that resided with you.
– You will need to enter former addresses. If you do not know the house number, enter the street, city, state information (as much as you recall)
– Select either electronic, paper or both forms. Suggested is BOTH.
– There is no fee / cost for volunteers.
– You will receive an email about your application being accepted and reviewed. You will need to log in again to Access Clearances, click on the link to your clearance and see if it is available to print.
– Save or print certificate and send to contact@bgcwpa.org

FBI Fingerprinting

FBI FINGERPRINTING:

-To schedule and appointment please visit: https://uenroll.identogo.com/

-Use Pennsylvania DHS Volunteer Service Code: 1KG6ZJ

-Instructions will be given as to the proper identification that should be brought to the appointment based on personal information provided when making an appointment through IdentoGO

-Clearance costs range between $20-$25 per person

-Please allow up to four week for processing