Why Volunteer With Us?

Be someone for someone. Your time and talents can make a big difference for our Club Kids! Just one or two hours each week can make a real difference in a young person’s life. As a volunteer, it can make a real difference in your life, too.
You will get to…
Pam Curtis

Administrative & Volunteer Coordinator

(858) 755-9371

Make a Child’s Future Brighter

(and yours too).


Volunteers are needed to serve as mentors, tutors, coaches, art and computer teachers and more – you tell us your interests and we’ll match you with a Boys & Girls Club near you. Review our list of opportunities below, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.


Volunteers are asked to make a commitment of one hour, once a week, for at least a three month term.

Don’t have time to volunteer on a regular basis, but still want to give back? Please inquire about our special event volunteer opportunities!


We have volunteer opportunities at all seven of our Clubhouse locations throughout Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas and Solana Beach, as well as at our special events located throughout San Diego County.


Volunteers at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito get the training and support needed to be successful. Joining our team is as easy as…
1. Attend Our Volunteer Information Session

These sessions are held at various times throughout the month. You are encouraged to wait until after the session before submitting your application.

During the session, we will tell you about the application process, training requirements, and volunteer opportunities and answer your questions.

2. Apply

Volunteers are asked to fill out an online volunteer application.

You can also print it out and complete it by hand, scan and email it to Pam Curtis, Administrative & Volunteer Coordinator, at pcurtis@bgcsandieguito.org or mail/drop off at 533 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, CA 92075.

3. Safety First

Our children’s safety at the Clubs is our number one priority; therefore, everyone is required to provide references before being approved to volunteer. 

Note: CA law requires that all volunteers with direct contact with youth are fingerprinted. The cost is $20-30 and is the volunteer’s responsibility to complete and pay for it. After your application is approved, you will receive more information on how and where to get fingerprinted.

Get Matched!

Once the above steps are completed and approved, our volunteer coordinator will work with you to match you with one of our many volunteer opportunities that suits your skills and interests.

We have opportunities for all types of volunteers…

homework helper

Do you enjoy providing one-on-one and small group educational support for kids and teens? Lend us your time and brainpower during our Power Hour program, a homework help enrichment program for elementary-level and teenage-level Club members.

Volunteer Responsibilities for Elementary-Level
  • Understand basic elementary-level education
  • Assist members with their homework
  • Look over members’ homework assignments for errors
  • Track members who complete homework to award Power Hour points
Volunteer Responsibilities for Teen-Level
  • Understand secondary-level education for middle or high school-aged youth
  • Assist members with their homework
  • Look over members’ homework assignments for errors
  • Assist members with college applications and other college prep activities, if applicable
program facilitator

Do you have a special skill or passion you would like to share with our members? We are seeking volunteers who are interested in facilitating their own program, activity, or presentation at the Club! You will get to work with staff to plan details, logistics and scheduling to facilitate your program!

Volunteer Responsibilities for The Leader
  • Actively communicate with clubhouse supervisor and staff to ensure the success of the program
  • Support clubhouse supervisor and staff by ensuring the mental, physical and emotional safety of the clubhouse is meeting our standards
  • Provide program supplies unless otherwise decided to be provided by clubhouse supervisor
  • Daily sign in and out of volunteer timesheet for the purpose of recording volunteer hours
gardeners and chefs

Like getting your hands dirty? Our Center For a Healthy Lifestyle is the place for you! Kids have a blast planting and harvesting in one of our two organic gardens, then preparing dishes in our professional teaching kitchens. Be part of the recipe by lending a hand in the garden or kitchen!

music & theater support

Do you live your life to your own soundtrack? Were you born to be on the stage with your name in lights? Follow the music up to the Youth Arts Academy where kids enjoy jam sessions, rock and jazz bands, private instrument and voice lessons, theatre and dance programs, and more. Our mission is to stimulate growth, creativity, and self-expression through the arts. Come help us do that!

YAA Volunteer Responsibilities could include:
  • Substitute Teaching for private instrumental/voice lessons
  • Assisting Jazz, Rock, and Concert Band Instructors (copying music, coaching musicians, setting up/tearing down, classroom management, performance and recital support)
  • Leading a workshop as a master musician/teaching artist
  • Organizing/inventory of equipment
  • Tuning, repairing and maintaining music instruments and equipment
  • Event support: set up/tear down, usher, sound/light/media operation, box office, raffle management, stage management, flyering/tabling at recruitment events
coaches, assistant coaches, + more

Put me in coach! Are you the happiest when you’re on the court or the field? Our athletics program is home to a wide variety of sports leagues, sports camps, and athletic activities for youth of all ages. Join the team by volunteering and mentoring our youth to become positive athletes on and off the court.

Volunteer Responsibilities for coaches
  • Teach fundamental skills of the sport to the athletes while emphasizing skill development, fair play, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun
  • Be responsible for the athletes until they are turned over to a parent or guardian before leaving the field/gym
  • Communicate via email with Boys & Girls Clubs and parents regarding practices and games
  • Must be able to commit for the duration of the season
Volunteer Responsibilities for assistant coaches
  • Assist the team coach in teaching fundamental skills of the sport to the children
  • Be responsible for the children until they are turned over to a parent or guardian before leaving the field/gym
  • Must be able to commit for the duration of the season
Volunteer Responsibilities for field monitors
  • Assist in setting up/breaking down of equipment such as goals, pits, etc.
  • Make sure that practices and games start on time. Notify Boys & Girls Clubs of any issues that arise such as late referees, etc.
  • Answer questions such as, which field a team is playing on, what side of the field to set up on, etc.
  • Collect and submit any injury reports & maintain first aid kit.
  • Must be able to commit for the duration of the season.
snack shop & admin support

Do you love being by water? How does two competitive length pools sound? Enjoy the splashing sound of our award-winning RSD swim team and youth swim lessons while helping our aquatics staff run the snack shop and provide help within the aquatics office.

Volunteer Responsibilities for Snack Shop
  • Display snack shop items for sale
  • Inventory snack shop items
  • Sell snack shop items to swimmers, parents and general public
  • Preserve a clean snack shop environment
Volunteer Responsibilities for Admin Support
  • Inventory pro shop apparel items
  • Assists aquatics administration with necessary clerical responsibilities
  • Greet and welcome lap swim patrons
  • Clean around the Aquatics facility
special events

Don’t have time to volunteer on a regular basis, but still want to give back? Volunteer at one of our amazing events! Volunteers will work with our Events Managers to help run events both day-of and/or assist with administrative duties and preparation leading up to the event. View our events here.

Volunteer Responsibilities for Special Event Volunteers
  • Soliciting and preparing auction items
  • Maintaining computer data for Annual Auction
  • Assisting with bulk mailings
  • Pre- and post-event publicity
summer adventure camps counselors

We are always looking for volunteer camp counselors at our six camp locations. Helpers are asked to volunteer in 3-hour shifts throughout the summer season. Volunteers must be able to make a commitment of one week at a time and must pass a background check before starting.

Volunteer Responsibilities for Summer Camp Volunteers
  • Specialty Camp Volunteer: Use your expertise in a fun camp environment to help campers with arts and crafts, sports and fitness, dance, theater and science activities
  • Day Camp Volunteer: Lend a helping hand with various camp activities throughout the day

We hope to hear from you soon!