Volunteer Opportunities

Updated - At this time, we are looking for volunteer tutors for the M.A.P. program. Please read the volunteer posting on Pillar Nonprofit Network or contact Spencer Momney for details.

Spencer Momney, smomney@bgclondon.ca or 519-434-9115 ext. 264

For all other volunteer inquiries, please contact Nadine Harrison, Child and Youth Program Manager at nharrison@bgclondon.ca or 519-434-9115 ext. 238. 

Do you have an interest in working with children, youth, or seniors? A skill that you’d like to share, or an area of expertise you’d like to put to use? Are you looking for a leadership opportunity that allows you to gain experience and give back to your community at the same time? Volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club of London might just be the perfect thing.

The Boys & Girls Club of London takes volunteers in a wide range of programs to help us in many different ways. Volunteers are able to select a role that they feel would best suit their abilities and interests and a schedule that fits their availability and our hours of operation for each program.

How to Apply

Whatever area in which you would like to volunteer, the application process is the same. Applicants must be at least 14 years old to volunteer.

The Boys & Girls Club of London is an equal opportunity organization and welcomes and encourages applications from people of all gender identities including people of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We welcome all applications but only those granted an interview will be contacted.

Application

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we encourage you to inquire about volunteer opportunities BEFORE completing a volunteer application. Some programs/activities are not available at this time.

Fill out an application and return it to the BGCL. Applications can be returned:

The three references listed on the application will be contacted. You may also include letters of reference, if you have them. References may be personal or professional; examples of appropriate references include supervisors and employers, teachers, coaches, co-workers and classmates, friends of the family and neighbours, etc.

References cannot be family members, spouses, significant others, or equivalent.

Applicants will be invited to attend an orientation session and provided with required online training. Following completion of the orientation, online training, and new volunteer paperwork, volunteers may set up a schedule of their choosing, based on their availability and program needs.

Important Note

Applicants who are 18 years old or older will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC). The Boys & Girls Club of London requires an original, hard copy of a VSC that is specific to volunteering duties at the BGCL. A criminal record does not automatically preclude eligibility.

The BGCL will provide instructions and a letter to the police department requesting you obtain a VSC. The cost of the VSC will be reimbursed to volunteers after they begin volunteering. If you would like to begin the process of obtaining a VSC prior to attending a volunteer orientation, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

Prospective Placement Students

Placement opportunities exist for students who are currently involved in a high school, college, or university program that require an unpaid placement as part of their curriculum. The placement opportunities available at the Boys & Girls Club of London focus primarily on program development and support on site, but the details of each placement will be determined based on the requirements of the placement and the needs of the BGCL.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are also posted on Pillar Nonprofit Network.

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My Action Plan to Education (M.A.P.)

The M.A.P. Tutor/Mentor works with students one-on-one or in small groups to tutor them in subjects, assist them in completing homework, and facilitate skill-building sessions to support the development of social skills and life skills. Mentors encourage and support participants to consider their personal and career goals. There are virtual and in-person/blended options available. Must have access to a device that can connect to Zoom with a working camera/microphone.


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