Volunteers

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.

Your time, talents and treasures help children become better educated, healthier and more hopeful about the future. Become one of 2,000 volunteers who devote over 400,000 hours of service every year. You can be a coach, instructor, mentor, study buddy or give your professional expertise. Contact us or visit our website mathews-dickey.com to learn how you can become part of helping give students this reality.

Volunteer Professional Opportunities

RECEPTIONIST

Responsibilities:

  • Handle incoming and outgoing telephone calls.
  • Provide clerical and customer relations support.
  • Greet visitors and assist parents/sponsors with questions and tours.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work with children.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Hours: Weekdays — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Responsibilities:

  • Compose and type departmental correspondence to supporters and volunteers
  • Compile reports for various programs
  • Maintain filing system
  • Develop event finance reports and conduct data entry
  • Make phone calls to community leaders, sponsors and volunteers

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to operate a personal computer, calculator
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • One to two years of writing experience

Hours: Weekdays – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays – 10 a.m. to noon.

PR & SPECIAL EVENT INTERN/CONSULTANT

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with event planning opportunities
  • Coordinate materials for Mathews-Dickey quarterly newsletter
  • Write news articles, press releases, grant proposals and correspondence
  • Maintain media and departmental volunteer databases
  • Provide facility tours to volunteers and supporters on a scheduled basis

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and Works
  • Knowledge of Quark XPress and PhotoShop for Macintosh helpful
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to assist with secretarial skills
  • One to two years of writing experience

Hours: Weekdays — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays — 10 a.m. to noon

SPECIAL EVENT HOSPITALITY DELEGATE

Responsibilities:

  • Distribute program booklets, hostess badges and corsages before the event
  • Use table assignment sheets to seat guests and direct VIP guests and program participants
  • Help with event set-up/breakdown and run of show

Requirements:

  • Ability to greet, respond to the Club members, parents and guests.
  • Ability to listen and respond to questions, concerns and potential problem areas.

Hours: As needed by event. View our Special Events Calendar »

CUSTODIAN

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure cleanliness of facilities via mopping, sweeping, trash pick-up and vacuuming.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge or desire to learn proper use and care of equipment.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Some prior custodial experience preferred and willingness to learn is a must.

Hours: Weekdays — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

GROUNDSKEEPER

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain upkeep of the grounds.
  • Operate riding lawnmower.
  • Maintain and prepare athletic fields and gym.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of landscaping and ability to operate riding lawnmower.
  • Remove debris from campus ground.

Hours: Weekdays — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECURITY

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor properties
  • Monitor parking lot

Requirements:

  • Degree of prior experience in the field.

Hours: Weekdays — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Education Enrichment Volunteer Opportunities

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.  — 5:30

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

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.

Cultural Arts & Health Volunteer Opportunities

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor program activities
  • Enter and maintain membership data
  • Interact with and provide customer service for volunteers
  • Help coordinate special projects
  • Recruit volunteers for special activities
  • Place telemarketing calls to potential members and volunteers
  • Input data into computer

Requirements:

  • Ability to work with children, parents and adult volunteers
  • Organizational, communication and computer skills

Hours: Weekdays — 5:30 p.m. — 7:30
Saturdays — 9 a.m. — 2 p.m.

INSTRUCTORS

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with ongoing and short-term program development for age-appropriate youths
  • Provides instruction in various programming areas (sewing, cooking, crafts, dance, story-telling, etiquette, public
  • speaking, vocal and instrumental music)
  • Help outline program goals, objectives and evaluations

Requirements:

  • Experience, skill and advanced training in designated programming area
  • Ability to recruit and retain youth participants

Hours: Vary

MALENESS TO MANHOOD/SKY IS THE LIMIT MENTOR

Sports & Athletics Volunteer Opportunities

ACTIVITY MONITOR

Responsibilities:

  • Direct traffic to various program activities.
  • Assist with monitoring vestibule and game room activities.
  • Assist with clerical work.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate a desire to work with children.
    Knowledge of billiards games.

Hours: Weekdays — 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Saturdays — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CHEERLEADING COORDINATOR

Responsibilities:

  • Teach the fundamentals of cheerleading.
  • Provide positive directions for youth.
  • Instruct cheerleaders how to communicate with others and succeed on and off the field.
  • Assist volunteers, parents and members involved in program.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work with children, parents and adult volunteers.
  • Organizational and leadership skills.
  • Ability to motivate youth and organize activities.

Hours: Weekdays — 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Hours may vary). | Saturdays and Sundays- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m (Hours may vary).

COACH (BASEBALL, BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL)

Responsibilities:

  • Teach the fundamentals of sports.
  • Provide positive directions for youth.
  • Teach players how to communicate with others and succeed on and off the field/court.
  • Assist volunteers, parents and members involved in program.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work with children, parents and adult volunteers.
  • Organizational and leadership skills.
  • Ability to motivate youth and organize youth activities.

Hours: Weekdays — 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m (Hours may vary.) | Saturdays — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Hours may vary.)

LIFEGUARD

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise recreational swimming
  • Teach swimming to Club members

Requirements:

  • CPR certification
  • USI certification
  • Desire to work with children

Hours: Weekdays – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Saturdays – 10 a.m. to noon.

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor program activities.
  • Enter and maintain membership data
  • Interact with and provide customer service for volunteers
  • Help coordinate special projects
  • Recruit volunteers for special activities

Requirements:

  • Ability to work with children
  • Ability to develop programming ideas

Hours: Weekdays — 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.| Saturdays — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

STADIUM CONCESSION PERSONNEL

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in serving customers
  • Prepare/serve food and beverages to players/parents
  • Assist with stocking inventory

Requirements:

  • Ability to count money
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Desire to work with children

Hours: Weekdays – 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Hours may vary)
Saturdays and Sundays – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Hours may vary)

Summer Day Camp

ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE

Responsibilities:

  • Compose and type departmental correspondence for members, staff and volunteers.
  • Compile various reports.
  • Maintain filing system.

Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer.
  • Some previous office experience preferred and willingness to learn is a must.

Hours: Weekdays — 8 a.m.  — 5:00 p.m.

FOOD SERVICE

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating breakfast and lunch service for campers.
    Assisting with set-up and breakdown of tables.

Requirements:

  • Customer & food service, organizational and teamwork.
    Some prior food service experience preferred and willingness to learn is a must.

Hours: Weekdays — 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

GROUP LEADER

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with coordination and supervision of on-site program activities.
  • Chaperone educational, cultural and athletic field trips.

Requirements:

  • Ability to motivate youth and organize activities.
  • Leadership and role modeling skills.
  • Willingness to learn is a must.

Hours: Weekdays — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

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