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 Larry Hewitt, 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)