Join The Club

Volunteering at BGC helped connect me to our community in a different way. It’s like becoming part of a new, huge, extended family. It was really inspiring to see how hard people work there (adults and kids). It’s all heart.

-Christy Smith

You Can Make A Difference! We believe every child has the potential to achieve a great future. Your gift today will help give children food, guidance and a safe place to grow.

Ways to Give

Online Donations

Donations are accepted online on our secure Donations Page.

General Donations

You can mail your donation to:

Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester
351 Main Street
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

For information on stock, annuity or securities gifts, insurance gifts, and/or legacy or other planned giving/bequests, please contact us at donate@bgcnw.com.

Pledges

You can increase the value of your gift to the Club by pledging a larger amount to be paid over a period of time, up to five years.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Honorary and memorial gifts are important sources of support for the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester. At the time of the gift, a letter is sent to the individual or family of the honoree, notifying them of the donor’s generosity.

Employer Matching Gifts

Matching gifts is a corporate giving program that offers gift matching to employees. Select employers will match charitable contributions made by you to Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer’s name on matchinggifts.com

Amazon Smile

BGCNW is a registered partner with Amazon. Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchased products labeled Amazon Smile to our Club. To sign up, visit smile.amazon.com and choose Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester as your charity of choice.

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 Programs

Volunteers are needed for tutoring, homework help and general assistance in classrooms.

Healthy Lifestyle Program

Volunteer instructors in the areas of nutrition, health and wellness are 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 NYS 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

We greatly appreciate and encourage volunteer help from the community. We follow the NY State Office of Children and Family Services guidelines for screening individuals who work directly with our members. When volunteering to work with our youth members, we ask that you commit at least 20 hours calendar year.

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Volunteers must complete the paperwork and screenings required by the Office of Children and Family Services; including an application, background check and fingerprinting.
  • Volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation at the Boys & Girls Club.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the application, email volunteer@bgcnw.com, or call 914-666-8069.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Local youth frequently volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester to fulfil 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. The Club will offer Days of Service for students ages 12 and older who wish to complete community service hours.

Background Checks 

Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester conducts criminal background checks of all employees, including minors; board volunteers and others who serve on a standing committee; and all other volunteers, including partners and minors, who have direct repetitive contact with minors. 

Namebased or fingerprintbased record searches may be used in any combination, but the background check shall at a minimum: 

  • Verify the person’s identity and legal aliases through verification of a social security number. 
  • Provide a national Sex Offender Registry search. 
  • Provide a comprehensive criminal search that includes a national search. 
  • Provide a comprehensive local criminal search that includes either a statewide or county level criminal search, depending on jurisdiction (a current list of jurisdictions can be found at www.bgca.net/childsafety). 
  • Include any additional background check criteria required by organizational policies, funding or licensing agencies or required in the applicable jurisdiction, such as motor vehicle records, child abuse registry or credit checks. 

Such checks will be conducted prior to employment or volunteer activities and at regular intervals not to exceed twelve months. 

All background check findings shall be considered when making employment or volunteer decisions, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Westchester will not employ potential staff or engage potential volunteers if such individual: 

  • Refuses to consent to a criminal background check. 
  • Makes a false statement in connection with such criminal background check. 
  • Is registered, or is required to be registered, on a state or national sex offender registry. 
  • Has been convicted of a felony consisting of: 
    • Murder 
    • Child abuse 
    • Domestic violence 
    • Abduction or human trafficking 
    • A crime involving rape or sexual assault 
    • Arson 
    • Weapons 
    • Physical assault or battery 
    • Drug possession, use or distribution in the last five years 
    • Has been convicted of any misdemeanor or felony against children, including child pornography. 

For more information on donations, please contact
John Tunas at jtunas@bgcnw.com or 914-666-8069 ext. 108.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact – 
Individual: Daniela Perez-Torres at dperez-torres@bgcnw.com or 914-666-8069 ext. 129

Corporate and Group: Shantae Artis at sartis@bgcnw.com or 914-666-8069 ext 106.

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