Under the direction of Branch leadership, Program Volunteers help support the daily programming at a Club, working with our members in the homework room, art room, games room, gym, Ellie & Michael Ziegler STEAM Makerspac Studio, tech lab, or assisting on field trips.


Under the direction of our Sports & Fitness Coordinators, volunteer coaches provide instruction and practice sports with our Club members.


We have many options as to how you can volunteer your time at any of our nine Club locations. If you or your organization are interested in volunteering your time at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale please contact Cynthia Wenström, Director of Leadership Giving.


We are always in need of volunteers at our various program events and fundraisers throughout the year. See below for specific volunteer opportunities for each of our events. Please reach out to Katie.Blanchard@bgcs.org if you would like to get involved.


All teen volunteers at the Clubs must be members at one of our branches and must attend an 11-hour Minor Safety Training. Though intensive, this training goes through important information for minor volunteers who are a part of a youth-serving organization.

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Under the direction of the Thrift Store Director, Thrift Shop volunteers help support the daily operations of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Thrift Shop.


  • The most common need for assistance for a Program Volunteer at the Clubs is to help with our Power Hour Program, where you will assist with helping our members with their homework or studying.
  • Hours that Program Volunteers are typically needed are between 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. while our members are a part of our After-School Program. You would not need to be there for the entire 3 hours.
  • Also, sometimes Program Volunteers have a specialty or hobby they want to share with our members as a specialized program. Examples of this in the past have been Lego robotics, gymnastics, cheerleading, music, and so much more. If you are interested in bringing a programmatic specialty to one or more of our branches – please reach out to our Director of Programs, Liz Byrne at liz.byrne@bgcs.org.


  • All of our sports league coaches are volunteers. This is a great way to impact a child’s life while showing them the importance of staying active and healthy!
  • Practices are a one-hour commitment on weekday evenings (Monday-Thursday) and games are typically a one-hour commitment on Friday evening or Saturday morning/afternoon.
  • If you have any questions about being a volunteer coach, please get in touch with our Sports League Director, Sheila Scott, at scott@bgcs.org. If you are interested in learning more about our Sports Program, please visit this link: www.bgcs.org/sports
  • Our sports programs include Flag Football, Basketball, and Biddy Ball. Below is our schedule and when we would need Volunteer Coaches:
    • Flag Football Season
      • August-November (McKee)
    • Jr. Suns Basketball Season
      • January-March (Barker, McKee, Piper, Vestar)
      • May-July (Piper, Vestar)
    • Jr. Suns Biddy Ball Season
      • January-February (Barker, McKee, Piper, Vestar)
      • May-July (Barker, Vestar, Piper)
    • Jr. Suns Teens Season
      • April-May (Barker, Piper)


We always need volunteers at our various program events and fundraisers throughout the year. See below for specific volunteer opportunities for each of our events. Please reach out to.katie.blanchard@bgcs.org if you would like to get involved.

    • Raise the Rooftop – an outdoor benefit event that brings the community together to support local youth. Held on the top level of the Dillard’s parking garage at Scottsdale Fashion Square, this rooftop party features views of Camelback Mountain, with a nightclub vibe that includes live entertainment, casino tables, complimentary bites, and VIP sponsorship experiences.
      • Overall Volunteer Need: 25 – 30 people
      • Areas for Volunteers Include Set-Up, Tear-Down, Check-In, Ticket, Raffle, Merchandise Booths, Casino Tables and much more!
    • Celebrate Youth Gala – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s signature fundraising event. The gala combines live and silent auction items, paddle raise, raffles, and other fundraising efforts to raise critical funds needed to continue serving the youth in the community.
      • Overall Volunteer Needs: 30 – 40 people
      • Areas for Volunteers Include Set-up, Tear-Down, Registration, Spotters, Runners, Check-Out and much more!
    • Fore the Kids – an annual golf tournament that benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.
      • Overall Volunteer Needs: 20 people
      • Areas for Volunteers Include Set-Up, Tear-Down, Registration, Hole-In-One Spotters, Putting Contests, Activities and much more!
    • Holiday Shoppers – Volunteer to be a part of the Club’s holiday events or a “Secret Santa Shopper” for Boys & Girls of Greater Scottsdale Club Kids.
      • Overall Volunteer Needs: 20 – 30 people
      • Areas for Volunteers Include Shopping at designated stores with a Club Kid Wish List and a prepaid gift card, wrapping gifts, and much more!


Most of our teen volunteers are a part of one of our volunteer-based programs. See below to learn more about these programs. If a teen is interested in joining one of these programs, they should reach out to one of the Branch’s leadership to get more information.

      • Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group character and leadership clubs for youth ages 11 to 13.
      • Torch Club is a “club within the Club,” helping to meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their lives.
      • A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which young people develop and strengthen their 21st-century leadership skills, giving them a firm foundation of good character and integrity. Torch Club members elect officers and work together to implement projects in the four focus areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation.

    • Keystone Club is The Boys & Girls Club Movement’s ultimate teen program.
    • Keystone Clubs provide leadership development opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth participate in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation, and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and the community.
    • BGCA hosts an annual National Keystone Conference for Boys & Girls Club teens that brings together members from all across the globe. Throughout the conference, Keystone members engage and socialize with peers, explore relevant issues, and develop skills to support and enhance efforts in their local Boys & Girls Clubs and communities.

      • Leader In Training is a workforce readiness summer program for members ages 12-15.
      • Similar to an “internship”, LITs assist Staff with daily summer activities and learn skills to prepare them for a real job. LITs learn how to create resumes, have schedules, performance reviews, a uniform, training, and a summer full of skill development and a lot of FUN!
      • All Leaders in Training participate in our financial literacy program, Money Matters, and our career readiness program, Diplomas 2 Degrees.


  • Under the direction of the Thrift Shop Director, volunteers help support the daily operations of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Thrift Shop.
  • Typically a 3-hour shift (ex. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) but hours and days for volunteering are flexible.