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Volunteering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County can provide you with new experiences, skills and connections within your community. Our volunteers provide direct impact to our mission by serving as a role model to the youth within our Clubs, administrative support, or by directly contributing to our mission through fundraising events. Our goal is to match your availability, skills, and interests with volunteer projects at a local Club in your community. Volunteering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County will not only make an impact on our mission and the youth we serve, it will have a lasting impact on you!

Thank you for considering a volunteer opportunity with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County!

BGCBC

A one-time volunteer is an individual who possesses an interest in volunteering but wishes to engage for a single day or participate in special events that do not require direct contact with youth.

A one-time volunteer may be defined by the following:

  • Fundraising Special Event Volunteer: A volunteer who is scheduled to provide support for non-youth related activities at one of our fundraising events. These do not take place in a Club facility.
  • Club 1-time visit: Any individual who visits the Club with the intention of volunteering their time and effort and has been pre-approval to do so. Individuals who show up to the Club without prior knowledge will be asked to return at a scheduled activity time.

 

Instructions to register as a one-time volunteer:

  1. Follow the link to register for the volunteer management system: https://bgcbc.volunteermatters.org/login
  2. Click “Register now”
  3. After entering your information, the system will ask you if you are a one-time volunteer. Click “Yes”
  4. Follow the steps to complete the volunteer documents. An electronic signature will be required.
  5. Once you are registered in the portal, on the left side of the screen, you will see project catalog – (please select)
  6. You will then be directed to the catalog screen to see available volunteer opportunities. If you are registering for a specific company, please look for your name or logo.
  7. Once you select the project, the dashboard will show all project details.
  8. Scroll to the bottom where the “shifts” are listed – click the volunteer button to register for the event.
  9. This will sign you up for the day of service. You will receive an automated email confirming your participation.

** If you wish to register for an opportunity and the system prompts you that you are missing a credential, you need to complete the full volunteer screening process to be eligible for that opportunity. If you wish to continue, please reach out to our HR Department for further instructions.

A regular in-Club volunteer is an individual who will make frequent visits to our Club facilities and work on tasks that benefit our Clubs and members. These opportunities vary by Club, but include assisting with administrative tasks, program facilitation, academic support, recreation activities, and/or athletics. All regular in-Club volunteers must complete our volunteer screening process which consists of a Level II background screening/fingerprints, urinalysis, and completion of our child abuse prevention training.

To ensure the safety and well-being of our Club members, all adult volunteers (18+) whose commitment will last more than one day must complete the screening process. If you wish to volunteer regularly, the process includes:

1. Consent to Urinalysis

Once you have completed your online registration, you will be contacted by a member of the BGCBC Human Resources Department to complete this screening.

BGCBC does not accept drug screens from other agencies/employers. A random drug screening can be completed without notice

2. Consent Background Screening

If you wish to volunteer regularly, the process includes a Level 2 Background screening and fingerprint collection.

Upon completion of your online registration, you will be contacted by a member of the BGCBC Human Resources department to complete your screenings. Proof of identification and a social security card must be verified to complete the screening.

Individuals with any record of youth-related and/or sexual offenses are not permitted to volunteer with BGCBC.

BGCBC does not accept background screens from other agencies or employers.

3. Child Abuse Training

To ensure we are keeping our members and volunteers safe, we ask that you complete Redwood’s online child abuse prevention training. This course is required for volunteers who will be working within our Clubs and/or directly with youth.

If you will be volunteering more than 1 day within our Clubs, this training is required.

 

Instructions to register as a Regular In-Club Volunteer:

1. Follow the link to register for the volunteer management system: https://bgcbc.volunteermatters.org/login

2. Click “Register now”

3. You will be prompted to create your username and password.

4. After entering your information, the system will ask you if you are a one-time volunteer. Click “No”

5. The system will ask for general information to complete your volunteer profile.

6. If you know the Club site you would like to volunteer at, please select it from the drop-down menu when asked “primary site.” If you are unsure of the location you would like to volunteer, please select David & Kay Hughes administrative HQ and we can change your Club before volunteer placement. You can see a list of our Club sites here: https://www.bgcbc.org/club-locations

7. If you are a Club alumni, even if not from Broward County, please list this in your application process.

8. We ask that you provide two (2) references.

9. The system will ask you to electronically sign the following documents:

  • Social Networking Policy
  • Volunteer Release Form
  • Privacy Policy
  • Confidentiality Policy
  • No Contact Policy.


10. You will be prompted to upload a photo of a Driver’s License, ID, or passport.

11. All volunteers who will have regular contact with youth must complete our Child Abuse Prevention training. The system will ask you to hit “continue” to start this process. This will direct you to another tab. This training takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. If you wish to do this later, the system will ask you to complete this training each time you login to the portal. You cannot begin volunteering until this is completed.

12. Once you complete all components of the online registration, a member from our HR team will contact you to complete your Level II background/fingerprints and urinalysis.

13. Once these are approved, you will be contacted to begin your volunteer experience.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County do not accept volunteers who are under the age of 18 unless they are a registered member of a Club. Members who are 14 and older and would like to participate in volunteer service must contact their Club Director.

If you are a youth interested in volunteering and are not a current Club member, please select a local Club and register here: https://www.bgcbc.org/club-locations

Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

I am approved to volunteer! How do I register?

  1. Follow the link to login to the volunteer management system: https://bgcbc.volunteermatters.org/login
  2. Use your unique login and password created at registration.
  3. Once you are logged into the portal, on the left side of the screen, you will see project catalog – (please select).
  4. You will then be directed to the catalog screen to see available volunteer opportunities. Please look for the name of the specific club you are assigned to. 
  5. Once you select the Club, the dashboard will show all project details. Project details include volunteer roles, contact information, dress code, and available shifts.
  6. Scroll to the bottom where the roles are listed. Once you find a role that interests you, click volunteer to see the available shifts.
  7. Click “volunteer” to register for that shift.
  8. You will receive a confirmation email verifying your shift.
  9. Please bring a photo ID each day you are volunteering.

Do you accept court ordered hours?

BGCBC does not accept court appointed hours that are related to criminal offenses. Minor offenses such as a traffic ticket are at the discretion of the BGCBC HR Team.

Can youth/teens volunteer at the Club?

Volunteers must be 18 years or older; all youth volunteers 14+ are encouraged to become members of their local Club to receive hours.

How many days a week do I have to volunteer?

We ask that all regular in-Club volunteers make a minimum commitment of 6 months aiming to serve 1 hour per week or 5 hours per month.

For further information or issues with your volunteer portal, please contact

Fundraising Special Event Volunteers:
Kirra Swiderski, Events Coordinator - kswiderski@bgcbc.org

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities:
Alexa Luongo, Events & Development Manager - aluongo@bgcbc.org
Cameron Warrick, Director of Development and Corporate Relations - cwarrick@bgcbc.org

In-Club Volunteer Opportunities:
Breanna Green, Talent, Benefits & Culture Generalist - bgreen@bgcbc.org
Marsha Williams, Senior Director of Club Operations - mwilliams@bgcbc.org