Volunteer - Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities

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  • Overview
    An investment in the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities literally changes lives.

    You can give time, donate money, even help us spread the word—whatever works. It all makes a difference.


One Volunteer

Participate in individual volunteer activities and/or assist with a special club event. Each volunteer applicant will need to fill out an application/background check. Applications are available at the administrative center, or club location sites and by the online volunteer application.

Small Groups of Volunteers (2 – 15)

Split into groups of 1-2 people for individual activities or as a group to assist with a special club event or implement a volunteer event (with the input of Club Branch Director) to help maintain and improve club facilities.

Larger Groups of Volunteers (over 15)

Implement a volunteer event (with the input of Club Branch Director) to help maintain and improve club facilities such as cleaning, landscaping, painting, etc.

Create an activity or event to benefit club members or club site.

Volunteer applications can be filled out and sent back via email.  Click here to see how.

You may also download, fill out, and send the volunteer application to:

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
690 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN 55130

Download the Volunteer Application

You may also fax it to 651-200-4100.

Contact Lori Peterson at 651-200-4113 for more information.

Click here to view a map of our locations.


Volunteer Position Descriptions


Kids Feeding Kids:

Every day at 5:00 p.m. Club members enjoy a healthy meal together. Meals include foods from at least two major food groups and are served by trained snack helpers. The East Side, Southside Village, Al Lenzmeier West Side Club, Mt. Airy, and Jerry Gamble locations provide full meals through the Pawn America Kids Feeding Kids program. As a volunteer, you can help facilitate and manage the Kids Feeding Kids program. Help serve food, monitor the cafeteria or use your cooking skills to help prepare meals!



Our mentoring program focuses on providing club members with emotional support while dealing with family struggles, behavioral issues etc. Mentors talk with their club members about career exploration, post-secondary education, drug and alcohol abuse prevention and self-esteem issues. The mentoring program can be done in an individual or group setting with a required meeting time of once a week.


Homework Help:

Students get homework help through an intense two- to three-hour after school program. Members read by themselves, to other children, listen to a mentor read, or read to a mentor for 20 minutes. Completed work earns participants points they can redeem every Friday in the Power Hour Store. Volunteer to assist club members with homework, reading, or just be there to answer their questions!



Help youth achieve and maintain fitness, acquire a broad range of skills, and develop a sense of teamwork, cooperation, and fairness that leads to the development of healthy lifestyle patterns. Coaches needed for Winter Basketball and Spring/Summer Softball and Baseball, along with seasonal volley ball coaches.



If you are especially enthusiastic about working with younger members, ages 5-9, volunteer to work with our STARS program. Assist our youngest members with art and music activities, reading, games and more. Volunteering in our STARS program is a rewarding way to serve the youngest members of your community as they journey to become responsible, caring young adults.


Special Skills:

Do you have a special skill that would be useful to our clubs or their members? Do you want to use that skill to enrich the lives of young people throughout the Twin Cities? You can do just that with Boys and Girls Clubs! Lead or assist with art classes, computer skills workshops, music studio performances and more!

More comprehensive Environmental Education and outdoor recreational programming is offered at the BGCTC Voyageur Environmental Center. More information about volunteer opportunities at Voyageur is available upon request.