Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula is the largest youth-serving non-profit in the Peninsula with a mission to provide the low-income youth of our community with the opportunities they need to achieve school success. We serve 2,500 youth K-12th through a heavily structured academic focused after-school and summer program. We are located across three cities: East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City with a total of 13 sites. Our three Clubhouse are open to all students in these neighborhoods who are interested in getting involved. Our school sites are open to the students who attend that school and would like to stay after school to be a part of our program. In addition, we have robust programming for our high schoolers with the mission to ensure that they all graduate with a post-secondary school plan. We work to ensure that all interested students not only get into college but also graduate.
Once a student decides that they would like to join #TeamBGCP they will go through a volunteer orientation and be placed at a site that is most convenient for them in the role that they prefer. The instructors and site staff will be able to provide feedback for the students as they continue to work with our students.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula expects a 1 hour a week commitment from the student volunteers for at least the first quarter to ensure the youth receive a consistent support from our volunteers. After the first quarter, there may be an opportunity to adjust the commitment based on the volunteers needs with the minimum of at least 2 visits a month (every other week) or a longer hour per day commitment.
Volunteer Opportunities are:
Academic Block Tutor- The Academic Block or “Power Hour” is a time dedicated to supporting students in completing homework and other academics. Volunteers support as tutors by assisting a BGCP instructor in supporting a student or small group of students in completing their assignments and helping lead literacy centers.
Academic Tutor- Volunteers support for an hour a week to tutor students in an area they feel most comfortable tutoring. This provides academic support while building a mentoring relationship with students who will greatly benefit from the support.
Enrichment Support- Volunteers support with enrichment classes such as basketball, cooking, dance, etc. Participation in this role is usually done in conjunction to a role as an Academic Tutor or an Academic Block Tutor, since enrichment class times vary and do not always meet the one hour a week requirement.
Available Internships- There are periodic internships in various departments in our Admin office that may need filling depending on the quarter.