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 Coordinator at 216-883-2106, ext. 228, or, cnewton@clevekids.org to reserve your preferred date for volunteer orientation training. 

2015 Volunteer Orientation Training Dates:

Friday, May 8, 2015 10:00 –11:30 a.m. Broadway Club 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Broadway Club 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Broadway Club (Please note date change) 

Club summer hours begin in June through August daily from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Volunteer Orientations will be conducted only during club hours.

< 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 Coordinator 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:
Fifth Third Bank
Ernst & Young
Metro General Hospital
Junior League of Cleveland
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Hudson Football Team and Boosters
Greater Cleveland Council on World Affairs
CWRU Students
Baldwin Wallace University Students
Benedictine Students
WKYC – Make a Difference Day
CSU – Viking Expedition Group
Sherwin Williams
John Carrol University Students
Federal Reserve Bank
CWRU Nursing Students
CHA Engineering
LifeLine Screening
Kappa Kappa Gamma
North Royalton Middle School
Studio Think
HandsOn NEO
Bridge Board of BGCC
Women’s Board of BGCC
Board of BGCC

Thanks to the following groups who provided in-kind donations, holiday gifts, and treats for our kids during the last quarter:
Barnes & Noble
Women’s Board of BGCC
Bridge Board of BGCC
Traveler’s Insurance
Group Management Systems
Wells Fargo
American Greetings
Oswald Company
Katie Davis Family, Marylee Maendler Family, Paul Davis Family (Adopt-a-Family Holiday program)
Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Store
Ernst & Young
Jo-Ann’s Fabric & Crafts
Fifth Third Bank
Michael’s Stores
Teen Leader Program at NW Ohio High Schools
Many other individual donors – thanks to all!