We are always looking for volunteers for our different programs which are:
• After School Program
• Raising 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
* see programs for more information
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
1. Fill out an application form available on the website OR at our main location (506 Clubhouse)
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!
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
4. Follow-up! We will go over some important information and choose your location to begin volunteering.
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.
For more information contact Kaitlyn by e-mail or call (613-935-9015) at the 506 Clubhouse.
A great resource for volunteering in Cornwall is Volunteer Cornwall.