Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County, NJ

Summer Volunteering

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

The Boys & Girls Club is seeking energetic, responsible volunteers for our Summer Kids Camp to work with children ages 5-10. Kids must be at least 14 years old to volunteer in our Summer Camp. Sorry, no exceptions!

Our 2014 camp season runs from June 30 – August 15, 2014 with “Last Blast Week” scheduled for August 18-21. Summer Camp is located at our main clubhouse, 212 Centre Street, Trenton, NJ, 08611.

All volunteers must complete two forms: 

• Volunteer application
• Criminal background check (if 18 years or older) or a parental consent form (if 17 years and younger).
Click here to download the forms. Forms may be brought to the orientation session, or scanned and emailed to Debra Wachspress. 

Below are the Summer Camp volunteer opportunities:

Art Room Assistants : ALL POSITIONS FILLED

Kids Van Gogh Crop

Volunteers are needed to assist the art teacher with distributing and collecting supplies, cleaning up after each class, and encouraging youth to do their best. Days will be busy and creative! A love of children, enthusiasm, and the ability to work in a very vibrant environment are essential. No formal art background necessary. 

Art classes take place Monday to Thursday (no Friday classes.)
Volunteers may work during the morning session (9AM - noon), the afternoon session (1 -5PM), or both sessions.
A minimum commitment of three weeks is required between June 30 – August 15. The weeks need not be consecutive.

For more information, contact Ms. Nicole Sage, Art Program Director. 

Cooking Room Assistants : ALL POSITIONS FILLED

Bo A Cooking Tweens

Volunteers are needed to assist the cooking instructor with cooking projects, food prep, and classroom management. Must understand basic kitchen safety and sanitation rules. Maturity and ability to focus on tasks a must.

Cooking classes take place Monday to Thursday (no Friday classes.)
Volunteers may work during the morning session (9am-noon), the afternoon session (1-5PM), or both sessions.
A minimum commitment of three weeks is required between June 30 – August 15. The weeks need not be consecutive.

For more information, please contact Ms. Carla Glosson, Camp Director. 

Soccer Coaches and Assistant Coaches

Soccer

Coaches and assistant coaches are needed for our summer soccer program beginning in mid-June. The program is offered to children ages 6-16 with games played on Saturday or Sunday afternoon/early evening. Team practices are held once a week on weeknights. Volunteers should have experience playing or coaching soccer and be able to teach skills and run drills. All games and practices will be held in Trenton. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

For more information, contact Mr. Wilson Ramos at 609-227-7765.

Swimming Pool Assistants 

4 Girls In Pool

Volunteers are needed to assist at the pool during our “Last Blast Week”, August 18-21. Duties include assisting lifeguards with managing the pool area, assisting with instructional swim, locker room management, and water activities. Lifeguard certification not necessary but must have a basic knowledge of pool safety. Volunteers must be willing to get into the pool every day. 

Volunteers are needed from 9:00AM - noon and must be available to work the entire week, Monday to Thursday (no Friday). 

For more information, please contact Ms. Debra Wachspress, Director of Community Engagement.