BGCC is proud of the high quality programs and services that we offer our members. This wouldn’t be possible without the many volunteers who give their time and talents to our members every day.

If you’re sincerely interested in inspiring, motivating and improving young lives, we’d love to have you join our team as a volunteer! Here are some of the volunteer opportunities that are available right now:

  • Tutoring
  • Mentor opportunities
  • Coaching and refereeing
  • Character development and life skills coaches (for Passport to Manhood and SMART Girls)


Before you can become a volunteer, it’s required that you first attend formal volunteer orientation training, offered monthly or more often if needed.

Please contact Cindy Newton, Community Engagement Manager at 216-883-2106, ext. 228, or, cnewton@clevekids.org to reserve your preferred date for volunteer orientation training. 

2016 Volunteer Orientation Training Dates:

Wednesday, February 10, 2016  5:00 –6:30 p.m., Broadway Club 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016  5:00-6:30 p.m., Heights Youth Club


Call for upcoming Volunteer Orientations after these dates.


• Volunteer application forms will be distributed at the Volunteer Orientation Training.

• All volunteers must submit to a background check which requires a fee of $10.00, payable at time of submission, by cash or check. A credit card payment can also be made by going to www.clevekids.org.

Click on the link for “Invest in our Kids” and where it indicates a $10 donation, fill out the information and scroll to the bottom of the list and indicate “Background Check Payment.”

• Interviews for placement will be scheduled following Volunteer Orientation Training; when your background check comes back as cleared and application forms are complete. The Community Engagement Manager will contact you to schedule the interview.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland. We look forward to hearing from you, and our members look forward to getting to know you!


Many thanks to the following companies and organizations that volunteered during the last quarter at our Clubs:
College Now
Dakota Software
CWRU Alpha Chi Fraternity
Girl Scouts of NEO
Cleveland Leads & University of Michigan students
Amigos de las Americas
CWRU Delta Epsilon Fraternity
Notre Dame College
Skoda Minotti
Cleveland Clinic
Girls Scouts (Bay Village troop)
Gamma Phi Betta
American Greetings
Cleveland Cavaliers
CWRU Student Services
CSU Viking Expedition
Microsoft Store
Old Navy
Kenyon College
Baldwin Wallace
Yoga Studio
Sherwin Williams
Hyland Software
Jo-Ann's Fabric & Craft
Key Bank
Garland Industries
Minds Matter
CWRU Dental Students
Journey Church
AON Risk
Children's Hunger Alliance
St. Rita's Church
Firestone Tire
Cleveland Safety Forces
Oral Health Program - Monica & Allison Routman
Federal Reserve Bank
Taco Bell
All the Board, Women's Board and Bridge Board volunteers that support us year round!

Thank you to the following companies and organizations for their in-kind donations:
Michael's Stores
Jo-Ann's Fabric & Craft
Sherwin Williams
B.J.'s Wholesale Club
Brecksville Cuyahoga County Library
Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Store
American Greetings
Brio Legacy Village
Northern Haserot
Girl Scouts (Bay Village Troop)
Lutheran West High School
United Way Literacy Program
Women's Board