In light of the increase in cases of Coronavirus (nCOVID-19) in Westchester County,  the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester has decided to temporarily suspend all group and individual volunteer programming; with the exception of one-on-one volunteer mentors working exclusively with our teen members, who may come in at their own discretion.  We came to this decision after the thoughtful consideration of the health of our community.  We will evaluate, throughout the month, and make a decision about when we will resume volunteer activities.  Once we do, we will contact you about rescheduling this program.  Thank you for your generous gift of time.   We are hopeful to make a full return to volunteer programming in the near future.

Volunteers are always welcome! 

Working with our Club Members
Volunteers are welcome in the following program areas:

  • Social Programs – Mentors are needed for career guidance, college preparation and to help practice job and college interview skills.
  • Educational Program – Volunteers are needed for tutoring, homework help and general assistance in classrooms.
  • Healthy Lifestyle Program – Volunteer instructors in the area of nutrition, health and ware needed.
  • Arts Program – Volunteer instructors for art, photography, music, dance and drama are needed to help facilitate ours arts education program.
  • Sports Program – Volunteer coaches and instructors for soccer, volleyball, basketball, golf and other sports are needed to help facilitate fitness education program.

The Club is a state-licensed child care facility and all volunteers who will be working directly with children  are required to undergo a thorough screening process, following the guidelines set by the Office of Children and Family Services.

Program volunteer requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age, in accordance with the Office of Children and Family Services regulations.
  • Must attend a Volunteer Orientation at the Boys & Girls Club. Please contact Shantae Artis for more information about upcoming Volunteer Orientation sessions.
  • Complete a packet of paperwork as required by the Office of Children and Family Services, which includes a background check and other screenings.

Click here for a copy of our Volunteer Handbook.

Click here for a copy of our Volunteer Application.

If you are interested in volunteering – please fill out the application and email to Shantae Artis at sartis@bgcnw.com or call 914-666-8069 ext 106 for more information. Note: Court appointed community service volunteers must contact Alyzza Ozer, CEO at aozer@bgcnw.com or 914.666.8069, ext. 109.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Local youth frequently volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester to fulfill their school community service requirements. We welcome youth service and encourage participation in our programs. Opportunities to serve include participation in Club Days of Service and in special group projects.

Please see the upcoming events page for scheduled volunteer projects. 

For information on volunteer opportunities for youth under the age of please contact Shantae Artis at sartis@bgcnw.com or 914-666-8069 ext 106.

Special Events

We depend on volunteers to run our Special Events, such as the Humanitarian Award Dinner, Youth of the Year and Golf Tournament.  Please contact John Tunas at jtunas@bgcnw.com or 914-666-8069 x 108 to volunteer at a specific event or to sign up for an event committee.