Change the world. Start with a child.

As little as one hour per week is all it takes to have a positive impact on a child’s life. Click here to review the list of programs our volunteers support. The greatest time of need for volunteers is in the immediate after school hours of 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM.

If you are interested in volunteering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, complete the application that best fits your interests and availability. 

For volunteers who have availability to volunteer 1-2 hours one day a week for at least 3 months.

For volunteers who do not have regular weekly availability but can occasionally volunteer. 

Join our Volunteer Facebook Group to view a calendar and sign up for upcoming events. Volunteers must complete the Special Event Volunteer Application before being accepted to join group.

For a company or group that wants to host a volunteer event at club. Please provide 6 weeks notice.

For volunteers under the age of 18, typically high school students that need to complete graduation
service hours.

Interested in becoming a sponsor
or conducting a supply drive.

What is the volunteer application process?

  • Complete the online volunteer application, and if application is accepted, the next step is a meeting with Club staff.
  • If the opportunity meets the Club's needs and the volunteer expectations, the volunteer attends an orientation, completes a background check, as well as the Illinois Mandated Reporter Training.
  • The Volunteer Coordinator notifies staff and volunteer when background check has been cleared and all requirements have been completed.
  • Finally, the volunteer can contact Club to establish schedule and start volunteering.

Not everyone who completes a volunteer application is accepted to volunteer. Certain factors that contribute to this are: 

  • Club capacity to on-board additional volunteers
  • Volunteer’s availability does not fit the time of need
  • Volunteer is not able to commit to minimum length of time

Please note we do not accommodate for court-ordered community service hours.

Complete the Volunteer Application form to start the process of becoming a BGCC volunteer today. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Jason Vasquez at for more information.