Volunteer Opportunities

You can become part of the Club experience by investing time with Club members. Regular volunteers work with one or more of our core program areas and provide a positive influence and safe environment by committing two or more hours at the same time each week. Speaking with a staff member is a great way to decide what kind of Club service is right for you. There is never a wrong time to enhance the character of youth in Grand Rapids. 

Stay tuned for new and updated volunteer opportunities! Read about the Volunteer Process and apply now!

Be Fit Festival Volunteers

Join us as a volunteer for the BE FIT Festival!

The BE FIT Festival, held this year on September 2nd, is a day for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids to make a positive impact on the lives of children and their families in the Grand Rapids community. The event is from 3-7 pm and is through the Healthy Michigan Today initiative. 

The BE FIT Festival promotes healthy living for the mind, body, and soul. Attendees are invited to join in the fun with various activities to choose from including: the Game Zone, Fitness Zone, Nutrition Zone, and the Fitness & Health Expo. 


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BE GREAT Tailgate Volunteers

Location: Paul I. Phillips

Join us as a volunteer for the 3rd Annual BE GREAT Tailgate! Sign-up to help set-up, run, an clean-up our largest event of the year.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGCGR) will celebrate another year of successfully enabling young people in our community to reach their full potential at the 3rd Annual Be Great Tailgate held in the Paul I. Phillips Club gymnasium. Since 1938 we have grown with the Grand Rapids community to address the needs of area youth, providing more than 3,000 children each year with the education, recreation and positive community experiences needed to become responsible citizens.

 


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The Hard Cider Run

Riff Raff Productions is hosting a 5K called The Hard Cider Run at Sietsema Orchards on August 29th, and they are currently looking for volunteers for this event. For everyone involved with Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids that volunteers, Riff Raff will donate $20 to our Clubs! 

The Hard Cider Run is a fun and exciting atmosphere for participants and volunteers alike. They welcome everyone from all fitness and skill levels to join us as we strive to bring healthy behaviors into people's lives in an enjoyable way (and in a beautiful place!).


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Family Night Volunteer

As a Family Night Volunteer you can assist Staff with preparation, implementation, and cleanup for two hours held the last Wednesday of every month. This is a great opportunity for any college student, parent, group, or individual looking to be involved in the Boys & Girls Clubs community.


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General Program Volunteer

As a general program volunteer, you would be able to assist with the daily functioning and maintenance of the games room, art room, and Learning Centers for a minimum of 2 hours per week. This would include assisting with games tournaments, art lessons, tutoring, demonstrating good character, and organizing. This would be a great opportunity for an aspiring teacher or childcare-worker to gain experience in program administration and classroom management!


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Marketing Committee Volunteer

The purpose of the Marketing Committee is to provide for media and community awareness of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids’ mission and programs to assure that the organization and its programs are adequately represented.


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Programming Committee Volunteer

The purpose of the Programming Committee is to provide program creation assistance in line with Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids’ mission to assure that the organization and its members are adequately represented.


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Resource Development Committee Volunteer

The purpose of the Resource Development Committee is to provide for financial and community support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids’ mission and programs to assure that the organization and its programs are adequately funded on a year to year basis.


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Youth of the Year Committee Volunteer

The purpose of the Youth of the Year Committee is to provide for financial and community support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids’ mission and programs to assure that the organization and its programs are adequately funded on a year to year basis.


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Our Mission

To enable all young people to reach their full potential as responsible citizens through education, recreation, and other positive community experiences in partnership with the Grand Rapids Police Department.

Contact Us

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Admin/Steil Club

rhuizenga@bgcgr...

(616) 233.9370

235 Straight Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI
49504

Paul I. Phillips Club

sflood@bgcgrand...

(616) 719.0775

726 Madison Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI
49503

Seidman Club

dowens@bgcgrand...

(616) 452.0061

139 Crofton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI
49507

Camp O'Malley

tim@campomalley...

(616) 871.6551

7360 Thornapple Dales
Alto, MI
49302