Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Rockford. Volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of youth at our five area locations. Volunteers are vital to the success of our programs and special events. All volunteers are required to fill out an application and are subject to a background check. Click Here for a Volunteer Application. For more information, please contact Karen Zussman, Director of Volunteers at [email protected] or (815) 972-5973.

Volunteer Opportunities

Power Hour Volunteers assist Club staff in executing the Power Hour program.Power Hour enables Clubs to provide extra attention and focused assistance to at-risk members and those in need of motivation and direction. Volunteers serve as role models, providing guidance not only with homework assignments, but also with organizational and critical thinking skills. Perhaps most importantly, volunteers encourage and inspire members.

When: School year, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (time differs per Club/program)

Programming Volunteers bring their own expertise to the Clubs to helpstaff enhance programming. Volunteers have the opportunity to assist staff in all areas of programming, including arts & crafts, athletics, physical education, computer/technology, photography, culinary arts, etc.

When: School year, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (time differs per Club/program)

Special Events Volunteers assist in the execution of the organization’s fundraising/special events and/or special events at individual branches/onsite locations. This is a perfect option for volunteers who are seeking a one-time opportunity.

When: Year round

Group projects are perfect for companies, organizations, and schools that would like to participate in a special activity at one of our Clubs. Whatever your goals, our staff can help design and execute a customized project to align your company’s interests with the needs of our Clubs. Examples include Club beautification projects, Sports & Fitness Field Days, a holiday party, or leading a program in your group’s area of expertise (financial literacy, science, arts & culture, physical education, etc.).