Boys and Girls Country is blessed with the dedication of hundreds of volunteers who choose to spend their energy, time and resources to enrich our kids’ lives and improve our home. Without volunteers like you, Boys and Girls Country would not have its heart. From tutoring in a cottage, to teaching our kids how to bake cupcakes or play the guitar, to helping our families deep clean, volunteers are part of our family and help us raise our children. The services you provide as a volunteer save Boys and Girls Country thousands of dollars every year. In 2017, more than 1,400 volunteers provided 5,424 hours of volunteer service, valued at $130,935! We couldn’t do it without you!
Things to know before volunteering at BGC:
- Individual volunteers must be at least 18 years old and must successfully complete a background check prior to service.
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- We cannot offer court-ordered community service.
For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Susan Breaux.
Long term volunteers must complete a volunteer application as well as a background check, fingerprinting and TB test before beginning to volunteer. Volunteers must also meet with the Volunteer Coordinator for orientation before meeting with their area supervisor for further training. Any person visiting Boys and Girls Country on a regular basis to spend time with our children will be considered a volunteer applicant and must go through the application and placement process to comply with the State Department of Family and Protective Services requirements.
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