We are always looking for volunteers for our different programs which are:
- After School Program
- Raise the Grade
- Teen Drop-In
- Summer Camp
- Board of Directors
- Special Events
- Special Skill
It’s a FUN environment!
You can gain experience working with children and youth
Use your skills or talents to help teach others
Volunteer hours can be used towards mandatory High School Credits
Achieve a sense of satisfaction being a positive role model and giving back to your community!
We could use your help!
There are many ways to help the BGC Cornwall/SDG depending on your skills, interests & availability.
Program Volunteers work directly with the children or teens and the staff team in daily programs. Program Volunteers are often invited to participate in training offered to staff at little to no cost. There are several locations in Cornwall/SDG to choose from.
There are 3 main programs;
After-School Program Sept-June 3-6pm
Teen Drop-In Program Sept-June 6-8pm
Summer Camps July-Aug 8 am- 5 pm
Raise the Grade Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3-5 PM
Special Events Volunteer
BGC Cornwall/SDG has several fundraising and special events throughout the year. These events are a lot of fun and offer unique networking opportunities.
Special Skills Volunteers
Do you have a passion or hobby that you would like to teach children and youth?
Individuals with a special skill they would like to share with children and youth are always welcome! Special skills can include anything from dance, art, science, music, etc. Special Skills Volunteers can offer a one-time session or choose to offer an on-going program for several weeks/months.
Youth Volunteers aged 14-18 who wish to volunteer will be required to follow the process listed below.
Steps to Take
Step 1. Fill out an application form available on the website OR at our main location (506 Clubhouse)
Step 2. Schedule an interview with our Volunteer Coordinator. In the interview let us know why YOU want to volunteer and if you have any special skills to share!
Step 3. Police Check & References – All volunteers require a police check and vulnerable sectors check that is less than 6 months old. Forms for obtaining your police check are available from the Volunteer Coordinator
Step 4. Follow-up! We will go over some important information and choose your location to begin volunteering.
Step 5. Orientation – Congratulations you’re a volunteer! We will get you started at your chosen location where you will meet the staff, children, and youth! We make sure you know all the important information about your location and that you feel comfortable.
Steps to Becoming a Volunteer
Step 1. The Application and Intake Interview – An application form must be filled out by all potential volunteers. We will also require a photo ID and proof of address.
Step 2. Police and Reference Checks – A police check is required for all volunteers. Volunteers can request a volunteer letter from BGC Cornwall/SDG to take to the Cornwall Community Police Services or OPP requesting a vulnerable sector screening certificate.
- The police check must be completed before you can start to volunteer.
- We require 2 professional references from people such as teachers and employers and 1 character reference such as friends and family members.
Step 3. Follow-up Interview – A follow-up interview is done to go over the Volunteer Handbook and place a volunteer in a location.
Step 4. Orientation/Training – All volunteers must attend an Orientation at their site. Orientations occur once a month.