Volunteer at Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse. Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse believes in “Safety First” for our kids and therefore requires all eligible individuals to be properly vetted prior to becoming a volunteer. Please fill our volunteer application and email it to admin@bgcsyracuse.org or bring it to our administrative office located at 2100 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY.

Application Process

  • Potential Volunteers must fill out an application
  • BGC requires two references from an employer, teacher, friend, or other person who can speak of your suitability to work with children.
  • BGC will perform a criminal background check.

Placement & Supervision
After the application is completed BGC will conduct an interview. BGC will work with you to find where your interest and availability best compliments both your needs, and those of BGC. You will attend a volunteer orientation. BGC staff will then train and supervise you in the location you will be placed.

Volunteer Application

There are many ways to volunteer!

Volunteer Positions

  • Power Hour (6-12 yrs)
    Help students improve their grades and increase their love for education by becoming a tutor
  • Mentoring
    If you would like to make a difference in the lives and wellbeing of our youth, become a mentor by building trusting, and positive one-to-one relationships with Club members
  • Sports, Fitness & Recreation
    Love sports? Help coach, referee, or assist with basketball, flag football, or form a sports team
  • Computer Volunteers
    Explore the frontiers of technology by teaching basic computer skills
  • Teen Program
    Help teens with educational and career goals which may include tutoring, education referrals, and college/employment fairs
  • High school/College students
    Many students are required to volunteer a pre-determined amount of hours of community service. Our Club members range from 6-19 so there is always a place to assign these students
  • The Arts
    Show your creative side; visiting artists or volunteers with an interest in music, drama, dance, video, photography, or studio arts are welcome
  • Corporate/Group Volunteers
    Help during special events at various Clubs or sponsor an event such as holiday parties or Club cleanups