Volunteer Opportunities

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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. We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following positions:

  • NEW - Assistant Coaches
  • Supper Club Assistants
  • Health and Fitness Program Monitors
  • Tutors for students from Grades 4 to 12
  • Mentors for youth

Volunteers and placement/co-op students must be able to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or exemption. DO NOT include your proof of vaccination/exemption with your volunteer application. The Program Supervisor will provide you with direction on how to submit this information once the application has been reviewed and processed.

How to Apply to Volunteer

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

BGC London (BGCL/the "Club") 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 selected will be contacted.

1. Fill out an online application.

2. 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.

3. 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). BGCL 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 staff team.

Online Application

Assistant Coach

Join our team of volunteer assistant coaches and help us teach children learn a new skill or improve on skills they already have,

Assistant Coaches will also be helping with tracking attendance of the participants and getting the children on/off court.

Location: Various locations in London, Thorndale and Ilderton

Time Commitment: Once per week minimum during the school year

Shift Hours: Varies during the day, on evenings and weekends

Age Requirement: Must be a minimum of 14 years old; no maximum age as long as the physical responsibilities can be completed.

Start Date: Flexible - training will be provided after the application process has been completed

Requirements:

  • Ability to stand and be relatively active for long periods of time
  • Minimum 14 years old or going into high school in September 2022.
  • Experience of the desire to be involved in sport and/or fitness.

Click here to see the full position description.

How to apply: Send your resume to HR@bgclondon.ca.

Supper Club

Supper Club Assistants are needed to help serve meals to children and youth attending our in-person activities/programs at the Club. Safe Foods Handling certification is not required as the staff member supervising this area will be certified.

Assistants will be helping to portion plates for meals, loading/unloading dishes into automatic dishwasher, occasional light food preparation, wiping counters, and light clean up.

Location: 184 Horton Street East (BGC London's main Clubhouse)

Time Commitment: Once per week minimum during the school year

Shift Hours: 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

Age Requirement: Must be a minimum of 14 years old; no maximum age as long as the physical responsibilities can be completed.

Start Date: Flexible - training will be provided after the application process has been completed

Requirements: Able to work standing for duration of shift, some bending and very light lifting, face masks must be worn at all times.

Online Application

Health and Fitness Program Monitors

Health and Fitness Program Monitors will use their knowledge and expertise to develop, implement, oversee, lead, and evaluate appropriate exercise and fitness programs in and out of our fitness room for youth at the Club. They will also assist youth with developing an individualized fitness plan and providing one-on-one fitness sessions.

Other duties include:

  • Ensure accurate records are kept and appropriate paperwork is filled out and filed e.g. PAR-Q, waiver and track accurate use statistics
  • Maintain safety and maintenance of all equipment in the fitness room
  • Implement and ensure best practice guidelines are in place for the fitness room and promote healthy youth development
  • Develop new programs and/or research new exercise options and specialty classes for youth
  • Communicate progress with the coordinator of the Senior M.A.P. program as well as future programming

Location: 184 Horton Street East

Age Requirement: 18+ years old to apply; vulnerable record check is mandatory

Skill Required: Relevant skills and knowledge related to fitness and health, kinesiology, or equivalent.

Start Date: To be determined

Time Commitment: At least once per week minimum during the school year

Shift Hours: Late afternoons and evenings - specific activity times are to be confirmed

Online Application

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

About the M.A.P. program

Both Junior and Senior M.A.P. are registered academic programs that provides a variety of services under our four pillars; academics, advocacy, financial support, and social support.

Junior M.A.P. (My Action Plan)
Junior M.A.P. is an education based program for grades 4-8 that focuses on Math, Literacy, and Social Competencies. We are located at BGCL and several outreach sites around London.

Senior M.A.P. (My Action Plan)
The Senior M.A.P. program focuses on supporting youth in Grades 9 through 12 in their educational journey. Students receive personalized tutoring help from volunteers who can provide assistance with homework, projects or studying for upcoming tests. Students also have the opportunity to participate in various life skills sessions supporting post-secondary transition, healthy relationships, digital creative arts and more!

*Note: we are recruiting tutors, mentors and tutor assistants who are able to commit from September to June of the 2021-2022 school year. Mandatory training will be on September 18th and 19th, 2021. Volunteer applications for tutor, assistants, and mentor positions must be received by September 10th, 2021.

Volunteer Positions

Virtual/In Person Tutoring
Program: Junior M.A.P.; Senior M.A.P.
Time: Junior M.A.P. - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Senior M.A.P. - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tutors will contribute to students learning, growth, and advancement through online support and assistance with classwork, assignments, projects, and studying. Tutors are able to pick and choose the subjects they are most comfortable to assist with.

Tutor Assistants
Program: Junior M.A.P. only
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

A tutor assistant will help with facilitating online tutoring and mentoring. They will greet each student when they log on and place them with a tutor or mentor. Tutor assistants also keep track of who signs on as well as the time they signed on and off of all students, tutors, and mentors.

Mentor
Program: Senior M.A.P. only
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday

Mentorships are instrumental relationships where the mentor supports students with career exploration, post-secondary planning, skill building, educational support and more! Mentors and Mentees will complete a questionnaire prior to the match in order to create suitable pairings based on interests, career paths and availability.

Online Application

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 Club 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 Club.

Current Practicum Opportunities

We are looking for practicum students in various community service programs to support us in our Senior M.A.P. program with implementing life skills workshops, case managing mentor/mentee matches and providing one-on-one individual support to students in grades 9-12.

Questions?

You can reach our team at volunteer@bgclondon.ca if you have any questions.

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