Volunteer Opportunities

How to get involved?

If helping children and youth overcome obstacles and reach their potential sounds like a rewarding experience for you, follow the steps below to join us.

  1. Application Process: Fill out our volunteer application form.
  2. Submission: Send your completed form to tfarrsullivan@bgcdurham.com

Note: For additional information or any queries, feel free to reach out to Tracy Farr-Sullivan at tfarrsullivan@bgcdurham.com

Volunteer Application

Interested in becoming a volunteer at BGC Durham? Submit an application form to tfarrsullivan@bgcdurham.com

Board of Directors


If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children and youth in our community, consider joining the Board of Directors at BGC Durham. We welcome individuals committed to our mission and vision to foster growth and development in the young people we serve.

Contact us

For more information, contact:

Howard Moriah

hmoriah@bgcdurham.com

Aquatics Volunteer Opportunities – Swimming Lessons Volunteer

Date: Volunteers will assist the Swimming Instructor during lessons that occur  from April 8th – June 23rd
Location: 433 Eulalie Ave, Oshawa, ON L1H 2C6

Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 14 years of age
  • Provide two references (neither can be from family members)
  • Have or be working towards Bronze Star
  • Commit to a schedule based on volunteer’s availability
  • If over 18 years of age, a Vulnerable Sector Check is required

Aquatics Volunteer Application

Contact us

For more information, contact:

Tracy Farr-Sullivan

tfarrsullivan@bgcdurham.com

Aquatics Volunteer Opportunities – Swim with a Buddy

Date: Swim with a Buddy takes place every Friday evening beginning January 12
Location: 433 Eulalie Ave, Oshawa, ON L1H 2C6

Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 14 years of age
  • Provide 2 references (neither can be from family members)
  • Able to swim and comfortable in the water
  • Commit to a schedule based on volunteer’s availability
  • Volunteers over 18 years old require a Vulnerable Sector check

Aquatics Volunteer Application

Contact us

For more information, contact:

Tracy Farr-Sullivan

tfarrsullivan@bgcdurham.com

Youth Justice Committee Volunteer


Role Overview: As a Youth Justice Committee Program Volunteer, you play a pivotal role in representing the community, working with youth in the legal system. Your commitment to agreed-upon expectations is crucial. Volunteers, part of a three-member panel, conduct interviews with the accused and, when needed, the affected party, to determine sanctions. The position requires a monthly commitment of 3-4 hours on Monday-Thursday evenings, with additional training. 

Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • Attend Orientation and Ministry Training Session;
  • Complete Criminal Record Check;
  • Take an Oath of Confidentiality;
  • Attend Youth Justice Committee meetings as arranged;
  • Attend all trainings and workshops that enhance your role as a YJC volunteer;
  • Be available evenings during the week.

Full Position Description and Application Guidelines

Contact us

Send all inquiries and resumes to:

Victoria Melo

vmelo@bgcdurham.com

Event Committee Volunteer


Role Overview: Plan and produce specific events held throughout the Region of Durham.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Attend Committee meetings and actively participate.
  • Accept assignments and tasks that ensure the committee’s objectives are met.
  • Gather/share information about potential donors, guests, sponsors, and build the list through personal and professional networks.
  • Assess current attendee and sponsor lists and identify gaps in various networks.
  • Create an ongoing list of attendee and sponsor prospects that fit the previously identified gaps.
  • Support the organization to achieve the fundraising goals by securing corporate sponsorships and in-kind donations for the silent/live auction.
  • Invites individuals and prospects to attend.
  • Attend events and help by welcoming and networking with guests.
  • Additional duties may be requested by the Committee Chair.

Full Position Description and Application Guidelines

Contact us

Send all inquiries and resumes to:

Tracy Farr-Sullivan

tfarrsullivan@bgcdurham.com

Additional Opportunities

All volunteer positions are posted as they arise. Please check back here for future opportunities.

Why Volunteer with BGC Durham?

Are you seeking a meaningful volunteer experience where you can help enrich the lives of children and youth? Embark on a transformative journey that not only enriches the lives of children and youth but also contributes to your personal and professional growth. At BGC, volunteers are the cornerstone of our impact. By offering your time, you’re joining a network dedicated to providing top-tier programs and services to our community’s youth.

 

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Expand your social and professional connections
  • Acquire leadership and organizational skills
  • BGC Durham has a variety of exciting volunteer opportunities, including assisting in the After-School Program, aquatics programs, special events, fundraising, and becoming a committee member. 

Note: All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.