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In a world that often prioritizes adult life, Boys & Girls Clubs are dedicated facilities that are specifically designed for young people. As a result, youth find a unique sense of belonging at the Club. The Clubs are open every day after school and are supervised by trained youth development professionals and volunteers. The Clubs offer a wide variety of programs that build character, enhance education, cultivate creativity, encourage fitness and teamwork, and teach important life skills.

A donation is an investment in the future of our community’s youth. Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley creates great futures for the next generation of leaders by encouraging education and community involvement amongst youth. For more information, visit www.bgclub.org/donate

Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley is always open to new corporate partnerships with companies that will help advance the work of our organization. BGCSV is interested in partnering with companies that have solid brand images and reputations, along with a strong corporate mission. For more information on becoming a partner, visit bgclub.org/donate 

We have many volunteer positions to meet your schedule, interests, and desired location. Please see www.bgclub.org/volunteer to review the types of positions available and complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

Yes! To view open job opportunities with Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley, please visit www.bgclub.org/careers

About the Summer Program

Activities include STEM enrichment, athletics, academic success programming, health & wellness activities, and arts and crafts. Please send your child(ren) with athletic shoes and comfortable clothes. Campers will also have the opportunity to experience occasional field trips or activities at no additional cost to families.

Club hours of operation vary by site. To view Club hours by location, visit bgclub.org/locations

The BGCSV Summer Program is $1,300 for 7 weeks, M-F, 10 hours a day.

Yes, the Club offers both payment plans and scholarships for qualifying families.

If you are inquiring about a payment plan or scholarship opportunities, do not submit your paid application. Families must first contact their local Clubhouse director for payment plans and scholarship applications. Program fees will not be reimbursed after paid online applications are accepted.

To register for the BGCSV summer program, you will need to fill out the application form provided. Payment must be completed upon registration unless you are signing up for a payment plan or scholarship.

For issues or support with our online registration process, email us at contact@bgclub.org

Yes, snacks are provided every day. If your child has allergic reactions to certain foods, we ask that you please notify the staff of those allergies by indicating them on the application in the registration process online/paper. If your child(ren) needs more snacks than the program provides, please send them with additional snacks. Every Club welcomes donations of healthy snacks. 

Yes, breakfast and lunch are provided every day.

Safety is our number one priority. Therefore, the summer enrichment program staff takes the safety of every child very seriously. Please review our safety policies in our Parent Handbook.  If you have any additional questions about our safety policies, please email contact@bgclub.org.

Parents can designate any number of adults authorized to sign their child(ren) out of the program. Please bear in mind that by placing an adult on your list of authorized pickups you are indicating that it is acceptable to release your child to this individual without phone verification. Parents may always review their list of authorized pickups by contacting the site’s Lead or Program Director.

About the After School Program

The range of Club programs, activities, and services include but are not limited to educational support, mentoring, tutoring, college and career support, workforce development, STEM training, fine arts, athletics, after-school care, meals, and snacks.

Club hours of operation vary by site. To view Club hours by location, visit bgclub.org/locations

After-school programming is free of cost for eligible youth and provided by the Club through the support and partnership of our local school districts & charter schools.

The Club serves youth between 5-18 years. Specific Club programs such as Future Grads and SJ Aspires provide support for youth 18 years and older during their post-secondary career.

While supervised opportunities do exist for mentoring, role-modeling, and more, Boys & Girls Clubs is fortunate to have program areas designated specifically for young children, older youth, and teen members.

Clubs provide youth with a safe, constructive environment where they can learn and grow under the guidance of trained youth development professionals. Clubs encourage members to strive for academic success, lead healthy lifestyles, and exhibit good character and citizenship.

For information on registration and to fill out an application, visit www.bgclub.org/programs 

To find your nearest Club, visit www.bgclub.org/locations

Common Individual Volunteer Questions

After you submit an application, it can take 2-6 weeks from start to finish. Adult volunteers may take longer because we require a background check and proof of a negative TB test (done within the last 4 years).  All volunteers must complete orientation. We hold orientations monthly, so the quicker you can sign up and attend, the faster you will go through the process.

Volunteer opportunities are on weekdays during program hours unless it is a special event. The majority of our opportunities fall between Monday – Friday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm during the school year, and Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm during the summer. Individuals can volunteer for 1-4 hour sessions based on your availability. 

We ask that volunteers commit to volunteering for one to two hours per week for at least three months. However, we understand that there may be some schedule conflicts for volunteers and we are very flexible.

Yes. Every year, we have a handful of one-time opportunities that involve event support, art projects, sports, and more.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to volunteer at our Clubhouses.

Common Group & Corporate Volunteer Questions

After you submit a Group Volunteer Inquiry Form it usually takes 1-2 weeks to set up. We ask group engagements to be set up at least three weeks in advance.

Groups can volunteer at any of our Clubhouses based on group and Club needs as well as availability.

Volunteer group activities consist of working hands on with our members in our core area programs such as arts, sports, and technology. Groups can also help with club beautification projects or events ( Olympics Week, STEM Decathlon, holiday dinners, and supply drives). You can find examples of group volunteer events on our Volunteer page.

The volunteer capacity for our locations varies. Some sites can take up to 25 volunteers others up to 15 volunteers. For large-scale volunteer opportunities such as beautification projects, more volunteers can be accommodated.

Depending on the activity you are helping with we ask volunteers to wear comfortable, casual clothing. Usually, volunteers will be actively working or playing with Club members, so comfortable shoes are highly recommended.


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