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Education Enrichment Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club. Without the thousands of individuals who lend their time and talents each year, the Club could not continue its important youth service mission. Providing specialized service opportunities is a key to the success of the Club's volunteer program. The following are volunteer administration opportunities:

Education Enrichment

A. COMPUTER INSTRUCTOR

Responsibilities

  • Provide youth computer instruction in a Microsoft software based computer environment.
  • Assist youth with internet research, completion of homework assignments and program
    evaluation surveys.
  • Help with minor lab upkeep on as needed basis.

Requirements

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft software packages (Windows, Office and children's
    educational software).
  • Ability to listen and respond to questions, concerns and potential problem areas.

Hours

  • Weekdays — 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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B. TUTOR

Responsibilities

  • Provide one-on-one reading, math and/or language arts assistance for young person.
  • Serve as mentor/confidant for youth.
  • Assist with completion of program evaluation surveys.

Requirements

  • Ability to provide a minimum two-hour weekly commitment to regularly assigned session.
  • Willingness to share knowledge/experiences and provide homework assistance to youth.

Hours

  • Saturdays — 10 a.m. to noon

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C. MALENESS TO MANHOOD/SKY IS THE LIMIT MENTOR

Responsibilities

  • Devote two hours to attend the luncheon and talk with a young woman/man about careers.
  • Bring a business card to exchange with partner and consider following up with that mentee
    after the event on voluntary basis (i.e. recommendation letters for scholarships and employment,
    and job internships/shadowing).

Requirements

  • Professional expertise in a designated field.
  • Ability to work with children, parents, and adult volunteers.
  • Organizational and leadership skills.
  • Ability to motivate youth.

Hours

  • April to June annually. See Calendar of Events for specific dates.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

For information on volunteering in PR & Special Events contact Bill Fronczak at 314.679.5228 or bfron-md@swbell.net or Ty Howard at 314.679.5232 or thow-md@swbell.net.


 

Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) United Way member agency that annually provides educational, athletic and cultural enrichment programs to more than 40,000 young people from throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Since 1960 the Club has taught youth respect, restraint and responsibility so that they may obtain credibility, integrity and accountability. For more information, call Bill Fronczak at (314) 382-5952, ext. 228.