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Volunteering Opportunities
At the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, we appreciate the investment of our volunteers’ time toward the future of those that matter most!

General Volunteering
The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence aims to enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Volunteers will facilitate this by providing support, guidance, and friendship to our young members in a group setting.

Volunteer Role
•    Model and support positive behavior in the school
•    Encourage academic excellence
•    Take the lead in supporting members through an ongoing, group  relationship
•    Serve as a positive role model and friend
•    Build the relationship with the members by planning and participating in activities together
•    Strive for mutual respect
•    Build self-esteem and motivation
•    Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them

Time Commitment
•    As little as 1-2 hours per week!

Participation Requirements
•    Be at least 16 years of age
•    Be interested in working with young people
•    Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
•    Be willing to complete the application and screening process
•    Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
•    Have a reliable mode of transportation

Program Locations
•    Kennedy, 1605 Davis Road
•    Woodlawn, 508 Elm Street
•    Pinckney, 810 West 6th Street
•    Schwegler, 2201 Ousdahl
•    Hillcrest, 1045 Hilltop Drive
•    Broken Arrow, 2704 Louisiana Street
•    Cordley, 1837 Vermont
•    Deerfield, 101 Lawrence Avenue
•    Langston Hughes, 1101 George Williams Way
•    Quail Run, 1130 Inverness Drive
•    Prairie Park, 2711 Kensington Rd
•    Sunflower, 2521 Inverness Drive
•    New York,  936 New York St
•    Teen Center, 1530 Haskell Ave

General Volunteer Application
To apply to volunteer, access this General Volunteer Application online. Please download, fill it out and send it via email to volunteer@bgclk.org or bring it by the administrative office.

Group Volunteers
If an organization or group wants to volunteer, check out this helpful document >> Group Volunteer Tips

High School Volunteers
The Boys & Girls Club proudly accepts High School Students as Volunteers and their position is no different from any other volunteer. Because we cannot run a standard background check on applicants under the age of 18, we require three (3) school references from the high school applicant’s school (faculty, staff, or administration). Each reference must sign the high school volunteer application in order for the reference to be valid. Please fill out the High School Volunteer Application.*

*Please note: If the applicant is still attending high school and is at least 18, the applicant will be required to fill out a General Volunteer Application in lieu of the High School Volunteer Application.