Boys and Girls Clubs have been serving young people and their families in BC's Lower Mainland since 1936. As of April 1, 2011, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver (BGCGV) and Boys and Girls Club Community Services of Delta/Richmond (BGCCS) officially merged to form Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC (BGC).
Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. In a word, our work is "prevention." We believe the unified strength, expertise, resources, and networks will create the region's leading provider of preventative, critical hour's programs, and related services for children, youth, and families.
, Children and Youth
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
Branch: North Delta Office
11861 88th Ave, Suite 301, Delta, BC V4C3C6
Volunteer Information for Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
What services does your organization provide? Club programs: After school and evening for youth ages 6 - 18 years (12 locations throughout the Lower Mainland) Camp Potlach: Summer Wilderness Camp Parents Together: Support Group for Parents struggling with their adolescent Family Place: Early Years programs for children 0 - 6 Skills Link: Employment programs for youth Odyssey and Nexus: Substance abuse services for youth ages 112 - 24 years Child and Family Counselling
Do you have any age requirements? Program:
Minimum 3 month commitment at 2-3 hours per week
Completed Application Form
Clean Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable sector)
2 hour training and orientation
Minimum 10 hours per year
Volunteers typically are over 19. Under 19 volunteers are able to volunteer directly in Clubs only.
Do you require language proficiency other than in English? No.
What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer? 3 months minimum at 2-3 hours per week
Are there any specific skills and experience required? Previous experience with children and youth are an asset.
What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Club Volunteering in afternoons or evenings
Family Place ( early Years)
Employment programs (minimum 5 month commitment)
Do you provide training for volunteers? 2 hours of training. Put the Child First (Child abuse training)
How will a person benefit from volunteering with Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC? Sense of fulfillment, references, and practicum placements and training