Boys & Girls Club Alaska Partnership

bgcThe Anchorage Board of REALTORS is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs Alaska. Please consider supporting this wonderful organization.

Volunteer Opportunities  are Available Year-Round

 

January

National Mentoring MonthSign up to be a volunteer mentor for BGC members, and celebrate Thank Your Mentor Day with us!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:  Licensed Child Care is closed for staff training, cleaning, painting and re-organizing.  Clubhouses are open but this has historically been a “quiet” day, which makes staff available to tackle cleaning and reorganizing projects.  The Mountain View Community Center holds a free legal clinic that is open to the public.  Volunteers are invited to help at any location.

Basketball & Volleyball Seasons Begin:  Volunteer coaches and team managers are needed.

February

 Random Acts of Kindness Week:  Stop by and play a board game with our members, or take it a step further and start a service-learning project with a group of members!

Corporate Philanthropy Day:  Each year on the fourth Monday in February, the corporate giving community observes International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD) an international advocacy day intended to build awareness of corporate-community partnerships and to inspire businesses around the world to engage further.

Soccer Coach Recruitment Begins

March-April

 Football Coach Recruitment Begins

Spring Break:  Come help facilitate activities and chaperon field trips when we open our doors for members all day while they are out of school for Spring Break.  In 2016, Anchorage School District Spring Break is scheduled for March 14-18.

National Boys & Girls Clubs Week:  National Boys & Girls Club Week is an exciting time for thousands of Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. This is when we invite the public to “Open the Door, Take the Tour” so we can show the world the magic that happens inside Clubs each and every day year round.

May

 Faster than a Falcon 5K

This fast and flat race takes place in the Mountain View neighborhood, and all funds raised benefit the Mountain View Community Center Boys & Girls Club.  Volunteers are needed at bib pickup before the run, at the beginning of the run for warm-up and for the kids run, at water stations and “cheering sections” throughout the course.

Soccer Season Begins:  Volunteer coaches and team managers are needed.

June-July

 Soccer Jamboree:  This is a FUN day of soccer games for our players aged 8 and under, along with a carnival-type atmosphere (face painting, crazy hair, concessions sales, dunk tank, etc.).  Help is needed with concession sales, face painting, crazy hair and activities.

The Color RunThe Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more colored powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid color combinations.  About 250 volunteers are needed to help with bib packet pickup, setup, traffic control, water stations, color throwers, start/finish line, and cleanup.  For this event, register to volunteer at www.thecolorrun.com.

ALL SUMMER:  Clubs are open all day, every day Monday through FridayVolunteers are needed on a drop-in or regular basis to greet members at the sign-in table, help supervise the game room, do art projects, play outside, facilitate activities, and assist with field trips.  Note:  All Clubs will be closed on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

 Futsal Coach Recruitment Begins

 Football Skills Clinic & Season Begins:  Volunteer coaches and team managers are needed.

 August

 Football Jamboree:  Held at Anchorage Football Stadium, this event is a day of back-to-back football scrimmages for our young football players.  Volunteers are needed to help with concessions, grilling & serving hot dogs, timekeepers, gate security and litter patrol.

National Night OutHeld at the Mountain View Community Center on the first Tuesday in August, this event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  Volunteers are needed to set up, facilitate activities, organize youth performances and take down displays at the end of the event.

September

 United Way Day of Caring:  Each Club opens its doors to a unique service opportunity.  Call individual Club Managers for more information.

Great Futures Gala:  Our biggest and most formal “black tie” fundraiser of the year, volunteers are recruited to procure donations, help with silent and live auction, seat and greet guests, coat check, and help provide customer service for check-out at the end of the evening.

Futsal Season Begins:  Volunteer coaches and team managers are needed.

October

Trick or Treat Town:  Trick or Treat Town is a family-friendly celebration that provides a safe, warm environment for little ghosts and goblins to trick or treat in their costumes.  This year’s festivities will feature more than 40 “doors” sponsored by local businesses, where 700 volunteers in costume will hand out an estimated 350,000 treats; Halloween-inspired games and activities for kids of all ages; and live entertainment including performances by musicians, dancers and clowns.  Volunteers are needed to hand out candy, help provide security, selling concessions, and coat check.

Volleyball and Basketball Coach Recruitment Begins

November

 Community Center Thanksgiving Blessing/Fall Feast Events:  Open to the community, Mountain View Community Center hosts a delicious holiday meal for their neighbors.  Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve food, and clean up after the event.

December

 Winter Break:  Come help facilitate activities and chaperone field trips when we open our doors for members all day while they are out of school for Winter Break.

Anytime Monday-Friday 2-6:00 p.m. during the school year

Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. during school breaks

 After your Volunteer Application is approved, you can go to any clubhouse during our operating hours to help with after school activities, homework and/or meal service.  Make a difference in a child’s life and help us deepen our impact by mentoring a Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska Member!

 

 

 

Events & Fundraising Volunteer Opportunities

 

Throughout the year, we hold several fundraisers to help us with operating dollars for individual clubhouses.  Volunteers support these events by participating on planning committees and securing donations (live and silent auction items, for example) and procuring sponsorships.  On the day of the event, volunteers are engaged in various activities such as set up, coat check, guest greeting/registration, auction spotters, load out and clean up.  The following is a list of our annual fundraising events:

 

 

Have a Heart Auction – Fairbanks                                               February 12, 2016

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel

 

St. Pats in the Mats                                                                         March 18, 2016

Palmer Railroad Depot

 

Food & Wine Extravaganza                                                          April 2016

The Bridge Restaurant, Anchorage

 

Faster than a Falcon 5K Run                                                        May 2016

Mountain View Lions Park

 

Great Futures Gala                                                                         September 2016

Sheraton Hotel Anchorage

 

Eagle River Brewfest                                                                     October 7, 2016

Eagle River Lions Club

 

Trick or Treat Town                                                                      October 23-24, 2015

Alaska Communications Garage

 

 

For more information about any of these opportunities, contact:

 

Jennifer Brown, Director of Development & Communications

Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska

jbrown@bgcalaska.org

(907) 249-5407

www.bgcalaska.org